Class 4 - Year 3 & 4
Teacher – Mrs Jones, Mrs Adjei (Friday am PPA).
Teaching Assistant – Mrs Chance - Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri; Mrs Cole - Wed, Thur
Welcome back after a restful and peaceful Christmas. The children are all looking happy and relaxed, ready for a new full term of excitement and learning.
Our Reading for Meaning books this term are Ug by Raymond Briggs and Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. We will focus on independent, shared and group reading with a high emphasis on comprehension. Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar sessions aim to develop the children's knowledge and understanding whilst extended writing sessions continue to build resilience.
Our Maths focus this term will be fractions, number skills and problem solving. We also aim to focus on knowledge of the times tables. Year 4 children will be tested on this knowledge in June when they will have 6 seconds to complete 25 electronically generated questions. Please follow the link below to have a practise and see what the children are expected to know. The children will also continue to develop their time, shape, measures and statistic skills as the term progresses. It is really important that your child is practising their times tables along with their daily reading and spelling practise.
In Science this term the children will be learning about Rocks and Soils and Electricity/ Famous Scientists. We will investigate how what is beneath us and how it has been formed! After half term we will be looking at Electricity and how we make Circuits. Our History topic for the half term will be 'From Stone Age to Iron Age' and we will be looking at 'The Local Area' in Geography. Our art and design work will be linked to our topics, any photos that you may have at home would be very gratefully received!
PSHE concentrates on Going for Goals and our Value will be Understanding. Our Computing sessions will see us extend our coding skills whilst becoming increasingly proficient using the IPads and the school laptops . Christianity and The Bible will be our focus in RE.
Singing and musical notation will be our Music focus this term as we prepare for Easter celebrations. The children will learn Spanish with Mrs Adjei on a Friday morning.
Our PE sessions will be on Tuesday and Wednesday this term. We will be swimming on a Tuesday afternoon, please remember swimming hats if your child has long hair. Paces will be delivering the outside session (Hockey) on a Wednesday and we ask that the children bring in a warm track suit and some shin pads if you have them. Please make sure that your child has their named PE kit in school on the correct day and do remember that all children with long hair will need to bring a hair band (earrings will also need to be removed or taped up).
English and Maths homework will be sent out each Friday and will need to be returned to school by Wednesday at the latest. The children will be given spellings that 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.
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.