Welcome to St. Teresa’s Class Page. Mrs Millward and Mrs Mason are the class teachers and Mrs Grady is the Teaching Assistant.
Mrs Mason teaches Monday and Tuesday.
Mrs Millward teaches Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Mrs Grady is in class Monday-Thursday.
PE is on a Monday and Tuesday.
Don’t forget to complete the Times Table Challenge and to log in to Times Table Rockstars https://ttrockstars.com/
Children can practise their tables and this will help prepare the Year 4 children for the Multiplication Check in June. The Multiplication Check is a National test set by the Department for Education.
This year all Year 4 will be using a pen for their work, they have been very excited about this!
Welcome back! we hope that you had a wonderful week off.
We have started our new topic this week. In English we are using ‘Escape from Pompeii’ as our text to model our story writing on. We are learning about Volcanoes on Geography and Rocks in Science. In Maths we have started subtraction and are learning how to exchange. We also finally painted our sarcophagi-they look amazing!
Some of the year four children had the opportunity to take part in a Bike Ability session on Friday, they thoroughly enjoyed it, even though it was very cold!
Next Monday it is St Teresa’s class mass. The children have planned a lovely mass and have practised their hymn daily. Please join us at 9am if you can.
It is children in need on Friday 15th November, don’t forget to wear something spotty!
Our final week of half term was another busy week. In Maths we have practised column addition with an exchange and we will be moving onto column subtraction after half term. In English we have written our innovated stories based on Egyptian Cinderella.
We have finished our topic on Ancient Egypt and next term our topic is called ‘Disasters’ and we will be looking at Volcanoes and where they occur. In Science we will be learning about Rocks and Soils.
Have a restful half term and we will see you in one week!
This week we have written the story Egyptian Cinderella. We have included direct speech, fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases in our written work. Next week we will be innovating our work and making changes to the characters and key events.
In Maths we have concentrated on addition of 3-digit and 4-digit numbers. We have done it concretely with the place value counters and then applied this to the formal written method of column addition. We have also learnt to exchange ones for a ten. Next week we will be applying this knowledge to subtraction.
THANK YOU to those children you have been completing the tables challenge at home. Please bring it in on a Wednesday so that we can see how you’re getting on.
We have finished creating our sarcophaguses and hopefully will be able to paint them this week if they dry in time.
Year 4 children went to cross country on Friday. Unfortunately, it was cancelled and they took part in sports activities in St Bede’s Sports Hall.
Next week is a 4 day week for children as there is an INSET for staff on Friday.
Our class mass is after half term, I will confirm the date next week.
Have a good weekend!
This week, we continued our Novena to Newman, we shared his prayers and said a decade of the rosary every day.
On Wednesday, the whole school joined in with a live broadcast from St Chad’s Cathedral. The service was led by Bishop Longley and we joined in with the rosary.
In English, the children have created a class story map for Egyptian Cinderella and next week they will be writing it, in English. In Maths we have started the Addition and Subtraction unit. They have been adding and subtracting a 1-digit number, multiples of 10, 100 and 1000 from a 3-digit and 4-digit number. We have been using the place value counters to help us figure out the answer. Below is an example of this. We place the counters in the correct columns to figure out the answer.
We also completed Science investigation into the length of shadows and how and why they change throughout the day. We were lucky to have some sun on Thursday so that we could carry out the investigation.
This week in English, we have written our invented character descriptions. The children have worked extremely hard on their planning and have produced some excellent pieces of writing.
In Maths, we have been comparing the value of 3 and 4-digit numbers. We have also been learning how to round to the nearest 10, 100 & 1000. Miss Moriani’s Timestable Challenge has launched this week, so please try and practise the different tables with your children at home.
Today, we began the ‘Novena with Newman’, which is 9 days of prayer to prepare for the canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman, which takes place on Sunday 13th October.
Today we also had a speaker in from Severn Trent. Justin spoke to all the children in Years 1-4 about how we get water to our taps and how to help our planet by ‘Saving Water’ The eco-council then had chance to speak to Justin about what we could do in school. Please ask your children what they learnt in the assembly today as it was very informative (did you know that for every minute you are in the shower you use 9 litres of water!) Also fill in the Promise Postcard with your child and order your free shower timer from http://www.stwater.co.uk/savewater
Have a peaceful weekend
We have had another busy week St Teresa Class. We have voted in class for two children to be on the School Council, Eco-Council and Digital leaders. So please ask your children if they were lucky to be voted in by their peers.
In Maths we have been looking at 100 more and less (year 3) and 1000 more and less (year 4). In year 3 we concentrate on 3-digit numbers and in Year 4 we concentrate on 4-digit numbers.
In English we have written another character description and have focused on the Ancient Egyptian God Horus. We also used the purple editing pens for the first time to edit our work.
In RE we looked at the sacrament of Baptism and what happens and we learnt about all the the different symbols.
Next week is a busy week with CAFOD which the year 4 children have organised. Don’t forget to wear something bright on Tuesday!
We have had such a busy week in St Teresa’s Class.
We have been continuing to learn about Ancient Egypt and the Gods the Ancient Egyptians believed in. We have focused on learning facts about Horus and have used this to plan a character description in English. We will be writing it next week.
In Maths we have been looking at 3-digit and 4-digit numbers and placing them accurately on a blank number line. This has been a big challenge for the class, as they have had to think very carefully about the value of each number sonthat they can place in accurately on the number line.
In RE we have heard the Story ‘The Call of the Disciples’ and have written about and worked in groups to role-play what happened.
On Wednesday all of Key Stage Two went to The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The behaviour of all the children was excellent, a credit to the school and you all. The children explored the art gallery, which was extremely beautiful and full of different types of art and sculptures. The Ancient Egyptian room was fantastic and our group led activity was great. The children had to investigate the different artefacts and discovered a lot about Egyptian life. If you are ever in Birmingham do pop in as it is a great Museum!
We have had a lovely first full week at school. We started off with Mass led by all of Key Stage Two. In English this week we heard the story Egyptian Cinderella and we learnt a character description based on The Pharaoh, ready for our class write. In Maths we have be counting in 25s, 50s, 10s and 1000s and recognising patterns in these sequences.
We have also continued our Egyptian topic and can now identify Egypt on a world map and the continent it is in.
Don’t forget it is individual photos on Monday 16th September.
Everyone in class now has a Times Tables Rockstar log in, so don’t forget to log in and practise!
We have started our Egyptian topic this week and the children are very enthusiastic and enjoyed designing their sarcophagus, they can’t wait to make it!
In Science we started the topic Light. We worked in groups to sort sources of light.
We also created a timeline of events in History and placed Ancient Egypt in the correct place. We even created a timeline of Mrs Millward.
We have also been very lucky to celebrate our class saints feast day. St Teresa’s Feast Day is on the 5th September and we had a little party in class to celebrate.
Next week we will be starting Place Value in Maths and looking at character descriptions in English.