Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

4R Mr Robinson


Welcome to the Class page for 4R. We're a lovely class with many amazing individuals who enjoy sharing their talents with others, and are keen to learn.

In class we are supported by the wonderful Mrs Susan Hogarth and Mrs Ginger MacDonald.

This term, our topic is Africa. We had a fantastic stunning start, in which we made some beautiful African sunset art, and had a delicious morning in the kitchen making Kenyan pancakes (Mr Robinson was showing off his pancake tossing skills!) We will be learning about Kenya, including it's landscape, peoples, animals and culture.

In maths, we will be focusing on fractions and their relation to decimals. This can be tough and scary, but we will get there! As ever, we need to continue focusing on our times tables, and outside of lessons we will try to find time to learn how to tell the time! Any support you are able to offer at home to help with these is greatly appreciated - as you are all aware, these are valuable skills in day to day life.

In English, we will be producing nature reports, a journey story about an African Safari, and more! Our grammar focus will be extending sentences using subordinate clauses, including parentheses. Much like in maths, we also need to focus on tightening up the basics - if when helping your child with their homework you could reiterate the importance of full stops, capital letters, and checking their sentences to make sure they make sense, that would greatly benefit your child's education. Thank you!

We will continue to have Gugafit on Wednesday mornings, so please ensure P.E. kits are available then. In addition, we are lucky enough to be swimming this term, which will be on a Thursday morning. Please make sure your child comes with their swimkit already under their school uniform, and then in their swim bags they need a towel, and a change of underwear.

To support your child's learning at home, please see the above focuses for English and Maths. Additionally, it cannot be overstated just how important reading is. Please ensure that your child has the opportunity to experience reading each night, either reading by themselves, or preferably to another person. A great way to boost a child's enjoyment of reading is also for them to follow the story whilst you read to them - that way, they don't have to worry about making mistakes, they get to see you enjoying reading, and it allows them to access books they may not be able to by themselves.

Homework for Maths and English will be handed out on a Wednesday.

Our class assembly is due to be held on Thursday the 28th of March - please come along, the children will love to see your support! More information will be available closer to the time.

If you have any questions or concerns, particularly regarding how to support your child outside of school, please feel free to contact the school to arrange a phonecall or a meeting. Thank you very much, and let's make this a great year for your children!