Team 4 2021 - 2022



Welcome to Team 4!

Theme This Half Term: Volcanos

During this half term we will be learning all about Volcanos. The hook for this unit will be the text When The Giant Stirred by Celia Godkin. In this unit we will be learning about the structure of volcanos, how and why they erupt, the different properties of the elements of volcanos (e.g. steam and lava), where volcanos can be located around the world and also in our computing lessons we will be creating code to simulate a volcanic eruption using the Lego WeDo2.0 hardware. You can support this learnign at home by taking your child to the library and hiring some books about volcanos (both fiction and non-fiction) to read with your child.


PE will be on a Monday afternoon this half term. Children are to come into school on this day in their PE kits. 


Please see below for a typical daily routine in Team 4.

Daily Routines:

8:30am Doors open for morning challenges
9am SPaG / Guided Reading

9:50am Snack break
10:00am English
11:05am Morning break
11:15am Maths

12:15pm Lunchtime
1:10pm Register + Happy Breathing

1:05-1.30pm Handwriting and DEAR Time
1.30pm - 3pm Afternoon learning (Art, Music, DT, RE, PE, Computing, and Science)
3.15pm Hometime


Home Learning

The way we implement homework here at Horn’s Mill has changed. We value the vital importance reading has on a child’s life and education. With that in mind, we are having a huge reading campaign this year and we need your help to ensure your child is reading at home too. We would be extremely grateful if your child could read for a minimum of 10 minutes per day from Sunday through to Thursday. Ideally, this would be done with another person but if this is not possible reading alone for this time is still very impactful. We are doing a wide range of things in school to help inspire your child to read more. We have plenty of allocated time to read for pleasure. We have a library full of books that are current and interesting for your child. These are fully accessible and children can take them home too. We also have plenty of discussions about books and authors sharing our likes and dislikes.  


Times Tables

At the end of Team 4 your child will sit a National Times Table Test set by the government. We would appreciate if you could encourage your child to practise their times tables each day. To aid this practise your child has been given a FREE subscription to Times Tables RockStars! It is vital that this resource is utilised. We have started with times tables practise in class and will continue with this throughout the school year. 


If you need any advice or assistance with anything that you think we may be able to help with, our door is always open and we are more than willing to help where we can. Thank you for all your support! 

Mr Lawrie, Mrs Coman-Jones, Miss Fletcher and Miss Morris

Please note that our home learning files are currently being reformatted and will be added soon.