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Welcome to Autumn Term in Class Four


Good evening, Class Four Families!

Hope you are all enjoying a relaxing half term and being able to share fun times together.  A parent has mentioned to me that the Sproughton school website didn't show the homework (again) for which I can only apologise - I can see the text, when I log in, so I can only suspect technical gremlins are at loose again...It's really helpful when you are able to let me know that there is a website problem as only then can I try to put it right.  I do hope you'll all get to hear of the homework in various other ways now, as cof course the Sprougthon School 'family network' works in mysterious and wonderful ways! I had explained the 'make an Anglo Saxon shield' homework to the children in any case, and the timescales are obviously flexible to take into account the residential.

Search engines such as Google and sites such as Youtube have many shield-making options but here are just a few, some of which are more complex and others simpler, depending on resources, time, etc.

Straightforward: http://www.stormthecastle.com/how-to-make-a/how-to-make-cardboard-shields.htm

Deeper knowledge, with design idea: https://www.timetrips.co.uk/anglosaxons.htm

Visual guide, with images and spoken step-by-step guidance :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndTcUJiNz8U

Best wishes, Miss DP






Happy half term to all our families and children! A well-deserved rest is on everyone's agenda, and with that in mind the homework this week is fun, creative and something everyone can get involved with... As discussed in class, please make an Anglo Saxon shield ready for the second week back (obviously we will not be expecting homework to be handed in on the day we return from Manor Lakes!).  Research the design and be ready to present to the rest of the class the details of how it was made and what materials were used.



Thank you to our parent helpers for their time and energy during our wonderful visit to West Stow Anglo Saxon village last Wednesday - a super learning opportunity at a site of such fabulous heritage. The chidlren were exemplary - in their behaviour, their lines of enquiry and the way they whole-heartedly explored their surroundings and the Anglo Saxon legacy all around them.  Photos to follow.


Thank you also, parents of Class Four, for making Tuesday/Thursday appointments to meet, and for being supportive as we begin our Year 5 and Year 6 journeys together. It was, once again, a really meaningful stage in the chilldren's progress and I'm very grateful to all of you who brought their thoughts, questions and positivity to those invaluable ten minutes!

Once again this week the technology meant that your children's homework couldn't be printed however the content had already been discussed with your children and I attach it here. As it's not been given in a timely manner, of course we'll be flexible with the 'hand-in' date.  The Literacy homework this week balances the Maths focus over the past month,and reflects Class Four's recent Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling assessments.  Those of you who have CGP Study guides may want to refer to them for anything complicated (however we did go through it together as a class and modelled the required format for the responses).  As for the R.E. 'extra', of course it wouldn't be reasonable to expect anything by Monday now this is being posted late (apologies for yet more technical hiccups!) - it's just a way forward to bring the children's creative talents into the displays in our Classroom and make our learning environment more personal to them and reflect the many faiths we encounter in our lives today. We will look forward to the faith symbols whenener they are brought in.

Have a super weekend, everybody.

Miss DP



21:46 pm update- Thank you all for your ongoing support for your children's reading and homework as we being our new term...And may I say how lovely it has been to speak so positively with so many parents over the past few weeks, since we lanched Class Four 2018! I look forward to hearing more of your views next week when our school Parent Meetings take place on Tuesday and Thursday. 

Thank you also for those parents who have offered their time and support with our school trip next week, and with our in-school reading; we look forward to the West Stow trip on Wedneday, and if any one else has a few hours to spare we will always welcome more parent readers!

The homework 'slip'for this week (w/e 28.9.18) is attached below because we have had some technical difficulties this week with our printing and 'phone/inernet - your children have all been given their spellings and their maths homework in paper format, and the expectations were explained to them and shared with them on the interactive whiteboard today.  If there are any difficulties, please come and chat with me on Monday; do rememeber also that there is a weekly Homework Club each Monday lunchtime.

Have a super weekend.

Miss DP


Welcome to our Class Four page, and to a brand new year of exciting and fun learning.  We have had such a great start, underpinned by enthusiastic children, supportive parents and a Learning To Learn Contract that helps us all to move forward in our learning.

Click on the PDF file below to see our Curriculum Newsletter. Our Maths, Reading and Writing Targets for Year 5 and Year 6 are above, too.


As always, you may have questions or queries, and I'm pleased to have seen so many of you already coming and catching me beofre or after school - communication is really important and it's great that we can all work as a team for the benefit of the children.


Looking forward to a great year of learning and fun!


Miss Da Piedade



Welcome to Summer Term in Rowlings Class (Class Four)

Maths and Literacy top tips for learning

Times tables online learning


(Remember to log in, and to use the 5-step practise stages before going to the games area!)


Recommended books list for Years 1 - 6 is above (PDF).

Grammar Expectations for KS1 AND KS2

For your information, there is an overview of the Spelling Punctuation and Grammar expectations from Y1 to Y6 aobve (PDF).

More links to follow...



Dates for the DIary

18th September - Meet The Teacher opportunity

2nd, 4th October - Parents Evenings

2nd October - Book Fayre in school all week

3rd October - Trip to West Stow (letter to follow this week)

10th October - Residential Meeting for parents, with Manor Lakes representative attending

29, 30, 31 October - ResdientialTrip


Broomhill Library open evening - tbc


Further dates will be announced in our school newsletter, or added here.


Other news

Our opic of volcanoes is giving us lots of reasons to get excited - from finding out about the different types of rock formed when a volcano erupts, to the discovery of how the history of Pompeii evolved as a result of a dramatic volcanic event.  Children have been drawing maps and identifying where volcanoes are found around the world, and we have watched how geologists explain the reasons for different characteristics of rocks.  This is, however, making it quite tricky to organise our class trip this term because there isn't a great abundance of volcanoes in Suffolk!


We will be worked with EYFS later this term, to collaborate in Science adn leearn together about our Solar System.


In Literacy, the children have written to the new Royal baby, providing their advice on how he can make the best of his future life! They have also written some splendid poems based on the journey of a chimpanzee into space in the Sixties - some amazing language structures were included.  We are really examining how we can improve our punctuation at the moment, too.


In P.E., children are working collaboratively to design an obstacle course - complete with instructions, score sheets and even risk assessments!



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