RIDGEWAY Primary School

Team Odyssey

We're Year 4 and we are Team Odyssey!

We work hard

We have fun

And we’re full of curiosity!

 

Class Information...

Dear parents and carers,

Please find below my email address:

btownsend@ridgeway.derbyshire.sch.uk 

Given the strict restrictions that stop people entering the school building at present, this will be the main way to contact me for the foreseeable future. For more pressing matters, you may contact the school office on 01142 486249.  We will check emails regularly and reply as quickly as we can.

During this unprecedented time, we are trying our very hardest to protect and keep safe our whole school community.  As such, please could you adhere to the social distancing measures and rules in place.

Each year group has precise and limited time slots to welcome and dismiss the children from school, these must be kept to as to ensure no cross-contamination of ‘bubbles.’

Our class Y4 Team Odyssey will enter school at:

8.45 - 8.55am in Main Pedestrian Gate B.

We will dismiss the children at:

 3.10 - 3.20pm from Grey Door at the Front of School.

Our class teacher is Mr Townsend (Mr T) - who teaches each day except Wednesday afternoons when Miss Atkin teaches the class for the afternoon. 

Miss Atkin is also our class Teaching Assistant and will be helping us learn on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays each week.

Please bring a lunch box/bag and coat as required.  All children are welcome to bring a healthy snack as well as a drinks bottle to have at breaktime. All classroom equipment will be provided by school so no need to bring in pencil cases nor 'toys' or personal belongings. 

 

Our PE sessions are on Tuesday & Friday.  Please make sure your child has a full PE Kit in school ready for these days.

(Black Shorts, White T-shirt, Pumps and a Black Sweatshirt in a PE bag - ENSURE ALL ITEMS ARE NAMED PLEASE.  

 

Homework:

Homework will be set each Friday (beginning Fri 25th Sept)  and is due in by the following Friday. 

Maths, reading & spelling homework will be as follows:

 

Maths - TT Rockstars + EdShed or Seesaw activity

 

Reading - Read Theory (4-6 times per week) 

             - Seesaw recording reading aloud (1 x per week)

 

Spellings - EdShed Spelling game

               - Seesaw Spelling activity 

 

 

Our Current Topic is...

I Want My Mummy!

Our first topic of the year is entitled 'I Want My Mummy!' and focuses on the Ancient Egyptians.  In English lessons we will be writing descriptive narratives of a journey through an Egyptian tomb.  We'll follow this by writing diary entries written in the role of an Indianna Jones style adventurer.  We'll hopefully also get time to write our own instructions for how to mummify a Pharaoh.

Maths will focus on place value, including rounding to the nearest 10 & 100, partitioning and using a number line.  We will also be looking at addition and subtraction, including adding or subtracting three and four digit numbers, learning efficient strategies of working and checking answers.

In Science we will get to conduct all kinds of investigations and experiments around the topic including mummifying a tomato. We'll be weighing, salting, studying and recording changes, looking at evaporation and changes in state.  We'll also be looking at what constitutes fertile growing conditions as are found around the river Nile and investigating germination.

During D&T sessions we will design and create our own Egyptian mummies and build a sarcophagus for it to lie in.  We'll also be drawing and painting our own landscapes of the pyramids at sunset. Time permitting we will make our own scarab beetles and a pyramid gift box for it to live in.

In History we'll look at who the Ancient Egyptians were and why the River Nile was so important to them.  We'll discover why the pyramids were built and who the Egyptian Gods were.

Computing will focus on making our own Egyptian quizzes using slideshow software.  We will be getting outside for P.E as much as possible on Tuesdays and Fridays when we will be exercising in a socially distanced manner.

Finally, in R.E. sessions we will be looking at Sikhism and exploring this major world religion. We'll be focusing on worship and beliefs, find out how Sikhs remind themselves of the guiding principles of Sikhism, their commitment to their faith, and the role of Sikhs within their own, and wider, communities.   

Useful websites to help learning at home

Please click on the links below to access useful websites for home learning:

Maths

English

Topic - Ancient Egypt