Bevan Class

Welcome to Bevan Class!

Bevan Class are taught by Mrs Graves (Monday - Wednesday morning) and Ms Blunt (Thursday - Friday).  We are fabulously supported by Mrs Cox.  The children in Bevan receive a specialist P.E session on Tuesday afternoons from Get Active.

In Bevan class, we believe in learning through fun. Promoting independent learners, confident to have a go, reflect, then edit their work.  We use resources and equipment as much as possible to ensure we have a deep understanding of the objectives we cover. 

Together, we have set and agreed to follow clear class rules to ensure our Behaviour for Learning is good.  We have high aspirations for our class, encouraging each and every child to strive to achieve their best.  We recognise  each others differences and celebrate each others achievements.  We aim to support all our pupils needs in class, using our Well being and SEND team where needed.

Term 2's Learning

Ssh… What’s that noise? Is it a bash, a crash, a shake or a hum? This half term, we’ll listen to a live musical performance, picking out the different sounds and techniques.  We’ll investigate the volume of sounds and make vibrations using different equipment. Our toes will be tapping along to all kinds of music.  We’ll create artwork that represents jazz music, and look at famous, jazz-influenced art. We’ll find out how our ear works, how sound travels and learn about pitch. In D&T, we’ll investigate how musical instruments work and enjoy making our own. We’ll share our favourite music and explore how music is used in everyday life.  We’ll also write a biography about pop stars. 

Following two afternoons of hard work (and fun!) we have successfully made our working musical instruments, following our original designs.  We had a wide range of materials and components to select from.  Whilst it was important to consider the functionality of our instrument, we also needed to consider how it would look, joining and decorating our finished products as carefully as possible.  We were really pleased with our outcomes!

As part of our Playlist topic, we have been designing a musical instrument suitable for use in a celebration band! 

We began by observing a range of musical instruments and identifying the materials they are made from and how they make their sounds.  We looked at whether the instruments were solid or hollow and whether they were tuned or untuned.  

We considered how our own instrument would be carried and played, e.g. by plucking or beating, before drawing it, labelling it and writing out our equipment list.

We will be making the instruments next week and are excited to see how they turn out!

How you can help

Please continue to support your child by encouraging them to read a wide variety of genres (poetry, information texts, fiction including adventure, historical stories, diary style books and fantasy) and to read daily.  A suggested reading list is available. They should also be discussing their reading with an adult on a regular basis.  Ideas for questions can be found in their reading diary. Please approach a member of the Year 4 staff if you require more ideas.

At this stage of their learning journey, children should still be practising key skills regularly, such as their number bonds to 10, and within 100, telling the time both on an analogue and digital clock, adding and subtracting 1 or 10 from any number plus multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100.   Ensuring that your child is fluent with their multiplication tables is also incredibly beneficial for them. There are lots of ways that these facts can be practised; chanting, singing, games, apps, web sites or simply writing them out.

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Home Learning

At the beginning of each term, the children will bring home the spellings they will focus on each week and they will be quizzed weekly. They are also expected to use these spellings in their writing.  They can also practise them on Spelling Shed.  Who can achieve 'Royal Bee' status?  

The children will also bring home the times table that they need to learn - these will be regularly tested in class.  The children have the opportunity to practise their times tables on TTRS; look out for the inter-class tournaments.  In addition to this, Top Marks and Maths Shed provide excellent ways to learn them.  All logins are recorded in your child's reading diary. 
The children are expected to read every day and have their reading diaries signed with comments at least three times a week. This should be handed in every day.  Rewards are given weekly for those meeting our reading expectations.

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Peterborough Diocese Education Trust

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Northampton
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