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Welcome to Eagles Class!

Miss Thompson


Welcome to Eagles with Miss Thompson, Mrs Pacheco and Mrs Male. We are really looking forward to the exciting term ahead and working with all of our new Year 4s!

Our enquiry question this term is, ‘How does Chard carnival bring people together?’ and as part of this, and our Manor Court 48, we’ll be entering Chard children’s carnival again on the 12th October. We hope you’ll be there to cheer us on! As part of this topic, we’ll be learning all about the local carnival and comparing it to the carnival in Rio de Janeiro. We’ll also be heading to Chard Museum to speak to a carnival expert there and learn a little bit more about our wonderful town.

In English we’ll be starting with ‘I’ll take you to Mrs Cole’ by Nigel Gray and we’ll use this text to develop our character and setting descriptions. As we move through the term, we’ll learn more about Brazil, the Rainforest and endangered animals so we’ll read ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ by Lynne Cherry. This should give us some great inspiration for our writing our own dilemma stories.  

In mathematics, we’ll be starting with place value as this is the basis for almost everything we’ll do this year. We will also work on the four key operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  We would appreciate as much help as possible with times tables this year. Not only are they essential for making life much more straightforward in Maths, but we’ll also be the first year to sit the new times table test in June.

In science, we’ll be learning about electricity before we move on to sound after half term. We’ll be learning lots about how the ear works so look out for our reports about the ear later on!

We are also extremely lucky this term as we’ll be having Mrs Morton twice a week to teach us art and performing arts, which will include music, dance and a bit of theatre. This will make sure we’re fully prepared for the carnival! Mr Jackson will be continuing to teach PE, focusing on multiskills. In RE, we’ll be learning about Hinduism, in PSHE we’ll think about healthy relationships and the school community and in computing, we’ll be learning some basic coding skills.