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Northgate Primary School

Northgate Primary School

Kingsley Class

Welcome

My name is Mrs. Wood and I am the class teacher in Kingsley class, working alongside me is Mrs. Popham.

Shortly, your child will take part in the Year 4 Multiplication check, you can support your child by encouraging them to log into TTRockstars. Further guidance about the check and ideas on how you can support your child at home can be found here.

Additionally, by the end of year 4 the children will be expected to spell all of the year 3/4 statutory spelling words as outlined by the National Curriculum. A copy of these words can be found here.

Please do come and see me if you have any questions or contact me through the class email address ng-kingsley@northgateprimaryschool.org.uk 

Class information

Welcome to the Summer term!

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Learning in Kingsley Class

 Topics this Term:

Roman Britain

Kingsley class had a fantastic trip to the Somerset Heritage Museum in Taunton.

The trip linked closely to our Roman and Anglo-Saxon topics this term and supported the National Curriculum through developing their spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining, and exploring ideas; Consolidating their learning of the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain (e.g., the Romanisation of Britain… the impact of technology, culture and beliefs); and looking at human geography and place geography, locational knowledge, place knowledge.

The children hypothesised what the artefacts were for and where they could have been found, looked at a variety of artefacts, and learnt about local Roman finds and their importance to our understanding of local history.

Live Performance

The children put on an incredible performance play called the ‘Rocking Romans’ (from the BBC website).

The play was performed to the whole school and parents were welcomed in; it was packed full of Roman facts explained through drama and songs. They have made us very proud!

DT this term was linked to our topic of Roman Britain. We have researched, designed, created and devoured a Roman banquet (thank you for the generous food donations). We considered foods grown, reared, or caught locally or those imported. We learnt the importance of food safety and practiced techniques such as peeling, chopping, slicing, grating, mixing, spreading, kneading, and baking.

 

Anglo-Saxon

In the second half of the Summer term, the children will find out where the invading troops came from and where in Britain they managed to settle and then they will go on to investigate how life in Britain changed as a result. The children will have the opportunity to learn how the Anglo-Saxons influenced the English language, with an emphasis on the origins of some English place names, and they will also examine and analyse artefacts from the period and draw their own conclusions about what they can teach us about life in Anglo-Saxon Britain. Through the book ‘Beowulf’, by Michael Morpurgo, children will create detailed character descriptions of the beast and write their own narrative poetry.

Learning for the Summer term will be consolidated with a trip to the Museum of Somerset.

 Dates for your diary 

Monday 1st May 2023 - Bank Holiday

Friday 5th May 2023 – Children’s Coronation Parade – come in wearing red, white or blue

Monday 8th May 2023 – Bank Holiday for the Coronation of King Charles III

W/C Tuesday 9th May 2023 – Mental Health week

Monday 15th May 2023 - Roman Banquet - Roman themed day

Tuesday 16th May 2023 - Rotten Romans Movie night

Tuesday 23rd May 2023 – 1:30pm Kingsley class production – please ask for a ticket.

Friday 26th May 2022 – Sports morning (weather permitting)

Monday 29th May 2023 – Half term

Monday 5th June 2023 – Times tables check commences

Friday 9th June 2023 – Reserve Sports Day

Friday 23rd June 2023 – INSET Day (school closed for all pupils)

Thursday 29th June 2023 – Summer BBQ

Thursday 6th July 2023 – Trip to Taunton Museum of Somerset

Monday 10th July 2023 – INSET Day (school closed for all pupils)

Friday 21st July 2023 – Last day of term

Spring Term

 

 

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               We had a fantastic day today celebrating World Book Day!

Last term...

To finish off our Dragonology topic, Kingsley class invited their parents/carers in for a clay modelling session. The children had been reading ‘How to train your dragon’ by Cressida Cowell during DEAR time and ‘How to raise and keep a dragon’ by John Topsell for their English work. They worked hard to create, sketch and produce their own class book filled with their non-chronological reports about their  beasts. The children then used their designs to make a 3d wire skeleton of their creatures before adding clay. They used a variety of tools to create texture and tone and really brought their creatures to life.  

 

    

 

In music we have been continuing our dragon theme by learning a song called 'Dragon song'. In this unit we have listened and appraised the song and discussed its meaningful lyrics about diversity and friendship. We then learnt to read and play some simple musical notation using the Glockenspiels, combining both the playing and performing of the instruments with the singing of the song.

 

In P.E, the children have taken part in a wide range of activities from gymnastics to basketball and finished the unit with an inter house basketball match between year 3 and 4's. 

 

Our final week of the term will be creativity week which will have a History focus. We are excited to research and learn more about a range of Great Explorers.

 

Autumn Term

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A few photos from our residential visit to Magdalene Farm in Chard.