Class 4 - Year 3 & 4
Teacher – Mrs Jones, Mrs Duggan (Tuesday am PPA).
Teaching Assistants – Mrs Motley and Mrs Lindsay.
Welcome back everyone, I hope that you all had a lovely Easter and are all ready for an exciting Summer Term.
Our Reading for Meaning text this term is The Secret World of Polly Flint, written by Helen Cresswell. This is a lovely book that sends us into the realms of a parallel universe. The children will have the opportunity to plan and write their own Fantasy Setting stories after studying how imagery is used in the text. 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 Problem Solving, where the children will be looking at one and two step problems. This will run alongside the continued development of the four operations and understanding of times tables.
In Science this term we will be learning about Sound before carrying out a number of Scientific Investigations. In History we will be looking at the civilization of the Ancient Egyptians, and how people in Ancient times lived. A big thank-you and well done to those children that completed the Easter activities related to Ancient Egypt, some particularly lovely work was brought in to school.
PSHE concentrates on New Beginnings and how we are achieving the goals that we have set for ourselves throughout the year. We will continue to look closely at how we keep ourselves safe when online. Christianity will be our focus in RE. Our artwork and DT work this term will focus on Egyptian art, particularly Egyptian Death Masks.
Music focuses on musical interpretation of classical composers and the children will continue to learn Spanish with Mrs Duggan.
Our PE sessions will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays this term. Please make sure that your child brings their kit each week and a reminder that all children with long hair will need to bring a hair band (please make sure that earrings are removed). ).
Getting changed for P.E. can be very busy and clothes can often get mixed up so please ensure that all kit, including footwear, is clearly named.
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 a sheet each Friday for them to keep at home so they can then practise their spelling. Your help and support with spellings and times tables practise is invaluable and the children are making good progress.
Many thanks for your support with reading both in school and out. We are very privileged to have so much in school support with reading. The children are making good progress and are clearly enjoying reading for pleasure.
If you have any concerns or questions I am available before or after school if you wish to discuss anything.