Team 4 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Team 4!
We are delighted in welcoming the Team 4 children back to school for the Autumn term. This term will be packed full of exciting activities.
Autumn Theme: Gorillas
During the Autumn Term, Team 4 will be learning all about Gorillas. The text we will be using as a hook for this learning is Gorilla by Anthony Browne in our English lessons. We will be learning all about animals and their habitats in science exploring where gorillas live and learning all about their unique habitats, in geography we will be learning how to use an atlas and lines of latitude and longitude to locate countries all around the world including those where gorillas live and also in DT we will be learning where different fruit comes from (including fruits from countries that gorillas live in) and how we can prepare and then make a healthy fruit salad. Alongside this, in our art learning, we will be exploring how to draw our very own jungle scenes (including gorillas) inspired by the artist Henri Rousseau led by Mrs Caroe. We have lots of other fun learning to complete throughout the first half term in Autumn!
PE will be on a Thursday afternoon this half term where we will be swimming. Please see the letter sent home for costs, what children need to bring and also dates.
Please see below for a typical daily routine in Team 4.
8:30am Doors open for morning challenges
9am SPaG / Guided Reading
9:50am Snack break
11:05am Morning break
1pm Register + Happy Breathing
1:05-1.30pm Handwriting and DEAR Time
1.30pm - 3pm Afternoon learning (Art, Music, DT, Swimming, RE, PE, Computing, and Science)
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.
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, Mrs Penny, Miss Morris