Class teacher: Mrs Olive
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Strong, Mrs Welch, Mrs Cant, Mrs Warwick
Homework will be set every Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. This will consist of spellings, maths, daily reading and a choice from the homework grid. This half term all of the choices for homework on the grid will continue to be about Skeletons.
Daily reading is essential. It is still beneficial to listen to children read at this age and discussion of texts once children have read really helps their understanding. Reading to your child is also extremely beneficial to their learning even in Years 3 and 4.
Spellings will be sent home each week ready to be learnt for a test the following week.
Mental Arithmetic Maths homework will be sent home weekly. Please complete one page each week.
Times tables – we will play the Golden 100 Times Tables game each week so don’t forget to work on them at home. “Hit the button” is a great web based game that will help you learn them.
As ever, there will be two sessions of PE per week – can you please ensure all PE kit is present in school, clean and labelled. Children need shorts and a white top for PE, although they may wear blue jogging bottoms if it is cold outside. PE is scheduled to be on a Tuesday and a Wednesday. No earrings and suitable footwear please. Please provide your child with a water bottle.
Please ensure your child has an art shirt/apron in their bag.
We have a range of exciting learning that we will be covering in the Spring term such as:
– Living Things and their Environment
– Anglo Saxons and the Scots
– Investigating how the environment makes us feel about a place
In literacy we will be learning about myths and legends, fairytales and playscripts, recounts, non-chronological reports and poetry.
Maths will continue to focus on place value, decimals, mental and written addition and subtraction, measures, data handling, fractions, time, shape and space. Good times tables knowledge is essential so please help your child to become as fluent and confident as possible in this area.
Our RE lessons will be focused on Sikhism followed by Easter and our value of the half term which is courage.
In Science we are going to be learning about Living thing and their habitats.
In History we will be learning all about the Anglo-Saxons and Scots.
Art and Design
We will be learning about how the environment can change how we feel about a place.
Year 4 will continue with Wider Opportunities learning to play a stringed instrument in our Orchestra.
Year 3 will continue to learn how to play the recorder and read simple notation.