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 lovely, relaxing half term. Full steam ahead now in the run up to the Special Day!
We are continuing our Reading for Meaning text, Cliffhanger, written by Jacqueline Wilson. The children are now focusing 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 Addition and Subtraction using informal and formal written methods. The children will develop their problem solving skills using addition and subtraction 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 The Body and Digestive System. We will investigate and explore how we can keep ourselves fit and healthy and what happens to our food when we have used all of its nutrients! We are just concluding our Anglo-Saxon topic and will move onto Geography, looking at countries around the world..
PSHE concentrates on Getting on and Falling Out and how we can address conflicts as they arise. During our Computing sessions we will continue using the IPads, building on the skills that we continue to develop. We will also be learning how to create and use flipcharts in ActivInspire and continue with our Coding program. Hinduism and Christianity will be our focus in RE. Our art and DT work this term will focus on paint and colour mixing and creative sewing.
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 tag rugby on a Tuesday. As the term progresses warm PE kit and spare socks are vital. On a Thursday the children will develop their gymnastic skills through large apparatus. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school on both days 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.