Times Table Rockstars
As a school, we are signed up to the wonderful online resource that is Times Table Rockstars.
It is a times tables game where the children can play a variety of challenges in order to improve their understanding of times tables. I can even set challenges!
This is a great resource to help with learning of times tables that are set for home learning each week.
The children have all been given their individual login details (recorded in their homework books) and were shown how to use the resource. They are already becoming quite competitive! A little bit as often as possible will make a huge difference!
Just a reminder, details as follows:
Go to Login - School Pupils.
When School name box appears, type: CT1 1NE (St Thomas' Catholic Primary School Canterbury should appear).
Then enter unique individual username and password.
Enjoy and practice those times tables
Terms 3 and 4
Happy New Year. Thank you for all the kind wishes, cards and gifts that myself and Mrs Concannon received at the end of last term. I hope that you have all had a fantastic Christmas break. We are very excited about our learning this term. Please have a look over our class curriculum for the coming term. If you have any questions, please come to the classroom at the end of the school day.
A few things I would like to highlight;
Break time tuck is not provided by the government in KS2. Children can bring in a healthy snack to enjoy at break time, such as some fruit/cut up vegetables/raisins.
Children must have their full, named PE kit in school at all times with clothing suitable for outside weather as well as indoors. Please note: PE will be a Monday. If your child has ear piercings could tape be provided to cover the earring. Thankyou.
Children are encouraged to read daily at home, preferably reading aloud to an adult who can discuss the text with them. Children who read at home regularly have been shown to make much more rapid progress. Reading is to be recorded in their reading diary please.
Home learning will be set at the beginning of the term and will be ‘Topic’ based. This will be set on TEAMS with an overview and due in date. Please also use TTRockstars to support times table knowledge and look out for spellings.
Terms 1 and 2
Year 4 driver subject showcase
Thank you to all the parents who attended the 'Science and DT' electricity lesson on Friday 9th December. The children certainly put you through your paces in teaching you about electricity.
They were able to use their knowledge to create a workable circuit for the final DT project.
A wonderful end to a busy term.
Monday 14th – Friday 18th November 2022
For anti-bullying week 2022, Year 4 took part in lots of activities to explore the theme ‘REACH OUT’.
First, we identified why anti-bullying week happens. This week aims to educate people all about bullying and the ways in which we can help.
Bullying is a repeated action – this means that the incident happens over and over again.
We identified the different types of bullying.
Physical bullying involves pushing, pinching, hitting or kicking somebody or damaging his or her belongings.
Verbal bullying involves hurtful comments such as calling names, teasing or threatening them.
Social bullying means excluding someone, such as leaving them out of a game or conversation, telling others to leave someone out, talking behind someone’s back.
Cyber bullying involves receiving online abuse, emails and text messages.
Our first task was to create an acrostic poem ‘REACH OUT. We wanted to explain the things that could help others.
Bullying can happen anywhere, at any time, to anyone but it is important to remember that we have the right to feel safe; no one should ever be bullied, in school or out of school.
To help us further understand the theme ‘REACH OUT’ we completed a challenging reading comprehension.
In order to stop bullying, we all have to make a change.
Another of our tasks was to act out some challenging scenarios regarding bullying. This really opened our eyes as to what the victim of bullying would feel like.
We all advocate the term ‘REACH OUT’.
Language Day 2022
On Monday 31st October 2022, children of St. Thomas' participated in a Language Day to celebrate everything that is inclusive about our school.
Year 4, celebrated all the different cultures that is the make up of our class family. We were also fortunate to learn about Makaton from Jean-Paul, who showed that language and communication is more then just speech.
Below our a few pictures and videos from our day.
I hope that you have had a lovely and relaxing summer as we welcome in another exciting school year.
It was wonderful to be reacquainted with the children at the end of last term and I am really looking forward to this academic year.
Year 4 is a highly enjoyable year which provides opportunity for your children to engage in swimming lessons, music theory and numerous sports, as part of the curriculum over the coming year.
In year 4 we will be doing everything we can to foster as much independence in the children as we can, so with that in mind, please do send messages in with the children as I will be unable to see you or speak to you first thing. I am available, once I have dismissed all the class, everyone afternoon should you need me.
We are looking forward to a fabulous term with your lovely children.
Mr Todd and Mrs Concannon.