Welcome to St Paul's
I am Mrs Heel, your class teacher. I have worked at Templars for over ten years and I am looking forward to a new term and a successful year. Here are some facts about me; I play flugel in a Brass Band, Bocking Concert Brass which my grandad founded nearly 40 years ago. I have 2 guinea pigs called Oreo and Kasper who are mischievous and absolutely love eating grass. My husband and I live in Braintree with our 2 daughters who both love art and music.
I am Miss Veale, your class LSA. I have worked at Templar’s for nearly 5 years, and this is my first year in KS2. I have just completed my university degree course in Primary Education.
I live in Clacton by the sea with my parents and my dog called Tilly. I love to travel and go to a country called Malta every summer. I enjoy participating in the schools costume days, I have been known to dress up as a Christmas tree for Christmas jumper day and the Mad Hatter for world book day.
Year 3 will learn about the place value of numbers to 1000. They will work with number lines and be asked to place numbers on this. They will then focus on addition and subtraction; including written methods with 3 digit numbers.
This half term, year 4 will be using place value to 4 digits. They will be rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100 and will also be counting in 1000s. Year 4 will be learning how to represent numbers to 1000 and will be learning to interpret number lines. They will also be learning to read and write Roman numerals. We are also having a times table focus in preparation for the new statutory year 4 x tables tests which will take place later this year.
In English year 4 will be writing information texts. They will also be writing diary entries and alternative chapter narratives. In each text type, the children will learn specific grammar skills to apply into their writing. The week by week approach to this can be found in the medium term plan attachment below. We also have taught reading lessons 4 times a week to support the children with not just their fluency of reading, but the way in which they understand and interpret a text.
Our class book is 'The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane' by Kate Dicamillo and we will be using this as a stimulus for some of our writing.
The connected curriculum is the way in which Templars Academy teaches the wider curriculum such as art, geography, PSHE and history. All skills are explicitly taught to the children and then applied to a themed project. Our theme this half term is 'Feeding the community'. The year 4s will be baking the food and preparing the hall for their own Diwali celebration. To find out more about what skills the children will be learning and how they will be applied, see the file name 'Connected Curriculum' below.
There will be lots of exciting experiments in science this half term as we explore different states of matter including solids, liquids and gases.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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