Tutor Group 4 Autumn 2018

September 2018


Dear Parents and Carers,



Welcome back into the new academic year. The students are settling in well and appear happy to be back to school. We hope that this year will be not only productive but also successful for all the students as they are developing their motivational skills to learn.



This term we will focus on reading and developing your child’s understanding of what they are reading. Books will come home each week for the students to read either independently or with a family member. Reading comprehensions will also be given thus enhancing sentences and handwriting.

The Students in TG4 will also write home to you at least twice a week to share news of what they have done. Hopefully, by the end of the term we shall see improvements in their handwriting, spellings and sentence structure.


This term we will work on improving basic number skills, recognition of numbers beyond 100. Your child will also develop their reading and writing of numbers, understanding the number system, partitioning numbers, addition and subtraction using the column method.

When working on our topic for the term, the students will make comparisons, estimate and  draw graphs





The topic for this term is Habitats. The students have started to research, understanding what the key words means and looking at different animals in their natural environment. They will learn to consider what habitats need to provide. The students will also look closely at animals, labelling body parts and name the features of its environment. We will look at different seasons, food chains and life cycles


The students will work on skills of tolerance and adapting to the environment they are in, both at school and in the wider community. We shall work on helping and supporting each other.


ICT will be covered during topic work. The students will do a lot of research using laptops. We will also take photos, learn to edit by cropping and printing.

Expressive Arts

Dance will continue for the students

Physical development will also be an integral part of their day.

Music will be taught twice a week

Art will be covered through the Topic


We will try to explore local woodlands such as Woodberry Wetlands and/or Highgate wood,

thus develop a deeper understanding of habitats.


Homework will be set every week. Please support your child and encourage them to do a little each day.


If you have any questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to ask.


Yours sincerely,


Pamela Palanyandi


Class Tutor


Support Staff: Serena Whynn, Ewa Gibala, Lee Treasure