Class 4 - Year 3 & 4
Teacher – Mrs Jones, Mrs Adjei (Tuesday pm PPA).
Teaching Assistant – Mrs Chance - Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri; Mrs Cole - Wed, Thur
A really big "Welcome" to a brand new year in a brand new class. I hope everybody had a fabulous Summer and is raring to go for the year ahead!
Our Reading for Meaning text this term is Cliffhanger, written by Jacqueline Wilson. This is an exciting adventure story about a young lad called Tim, who (to his horror) gets sent away to Summer Camp. We share his trials and tribulations as the week develops. As part of our English curriculum we will also continue to study Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar to extend the children's key written skills.
Our Maths focus this term will be Place Value, Numbers and the Number System. The children will develop their skills when manipulating number and find the many links between different numerical concepts. We will continue to focus on the many practical aspects of Maths whilst developing our reasoning skills.
In Science this term the children will be learning about Electricity. We will investigate and explore how we can make different circuits, and the conduction and insulation properties of different materials. Our History Topic this term is The Anglo-Saxons and their impact on Great Britain after the Romans left.
PSHE concentrates on New Beginnings and how we can adapt to the many changes that happen in our lives. During our Computing sessions we will continue using the IPads, building on the skills that we developed last year. We will also be learning how to create and use Powerpoint and continue with our Coding program. Hinduism will be our focus in RE. Our art and DT work this term will focus on Anglo-Saxon art and sculpture, with the children having the opportunity to create from their own designs.
Music focuses on singing and percussion and the children will continue to learn Spanish, again, with Mrs Adjei.
Our PE sessions will be on Tuesday and Thursday this half term, with outdoor netball on a Monday. As the term progresses warm PE kit will become more important. On a Thursday the children will continue with their cardiovascular activity, to include high intensity training alongside dance sessions. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school on the right day and please remember that all children with long hair will need to bring a hair band (earrings also need to be removed or taped up).
Children will be given spellings every Friday to be tested on the following Friday. These spellings will focus on the spelling pattern for the week. Your child will be sent home with their spelling book that will need to be in school each Friday in readiness for their teat. Your support with spellings and times tables impact of is very much appreciated and has a huge impact on your child's learning.
Many thanks for your support with reading both in school and out, we are very privileged to have you. Of course, if you can spare an hour to come in and read with the children we would be delighted!
If you have any concerns or questions I am always available before or after school if you wish to discuss anything.
Looking forward to a wonderful term.