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
Welcome back after a fabulous Christmas. The children are all looking happy and relaxed, ready for a new full term of learning.
We are delighted to welcome Miss Walton this term, who will be teaching the class for a proportion of each week.
Our Reading for Meaning book this term is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory written by the magnificent Roald Dahl. The will focus on independent, shared and group reading with a high emphasis on comprehension. Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar sessions are continuing to develop the children's knowledge and understanding whilst extended writing session build resilience.
Our Maths focus this term will be Multiplication and Division using informal and formal written methods. The children will continue to develop their problem solving skills in relation to number, shape and word problems. Times tables work continues to play a large part in our maths learning; many thanks for all of your help and support helping your children to practise.
In Science this term the children will be learning about Materials and their Properties. We will investigate and explore how materials can be changed and whether these changes are reversible or irreversible! In our Geography sessions we are learning about the Continents and Countries of the World. This will link in with our DT work where we will focus on different foods from these continents.
PSHE concentrates on Going for Goals and what we can do to achieve our aspirations. During our Computing sessions we will continue using the IPads, building on our developing skills. We will also be learning how to create and use Powerpoint and continue with our Coding program. Christianity will be our focus in RE and we will be studying Monet in Art.
Music focuses on singing and percussion and the children will continue to learn Spanish, again, with Mrs Adjei.
Our PE sessions will be on Monday and Tuesday this half term, with Swimming on a Tuesday. As the term progresses warm PE kit and spare socks are vital. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit/swimming kit in school on the correct 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 test. Your support with spellings and times tables 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 half term.