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Welcome to Year 3/4

 

Year 3 - Owls Mrs Jarvis and Mrs Peskett

Year 3/4 - Eagles Mrs Wells

Year 4 - Peacocks Mr Foster (Mrs Davis on maternity leave)

 

We have a wonderful team of teaching assistants working with us:

Mrs Nash, Mrs Collett, Mrs Smith and Mrs McGarry

 

 

Welcome to Term 3 - Inventors

 

 We are excited to be learning together and have lots of exciting topics and work planned.

 

This term we are researching and learning about Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

 

Literacy - In our literacy lessons, we will be basing our learning around the Roald Dahl book Esio Trot.  We will be completing instruction writing, reading comprehensions and a bridge to an imaginary world.

 

Maths - In our maths workshops sessions and our maths lessons we are learning about place value, number and shape. We will continue to practise our times tables weekly and learn mental math strategies.

 

Science - In our science lessons we will be exploring electricity. Through experimenting, we will continue to work on our investigative skills - identifying a question, making a prediction and observing what happens.

 

PSHE - We will be looking at philosophy for children.

 

History - In history we will be learning about Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

 

Music - We will be looking at music in our different environments.

 

Art - We will be exploring different sketching, painting and drawing techniques.

 

French - In French we are learning days of the week and food. We will be looking at some French picture books.

 

RE - In R.E. we will explore The Passover.

 

PE - In P.E., all classes will complete outdoor and indoor sessions each week.  Indoor PE will be gymnastics and outdoor will be football.  Peacocks will be swimming every Tuesday.

Please ensure that your child has a PE kit in school every Monday as classes will have PE on different days.  The PE kit can be returned home on a Friday. This should include appropriate clothing for both indoor and outdoor.

 

All children can bring their own class water bottle into school to ensure they drink enough water to stay hydrated and focused for learning.

 

Homework will be sent home on a Wednesday ready for the following Monday return.  Each week children will have spellings and times tables to learn and a mymaths activity to complete online. There is also a topic homework with fun and creative things to do which is voluntary.

Children will complete weekly spelling assessments in a spellings books which will remain in school.

 

We will complete a BIG WRITE on a Friday each week which will be based on our literacy learning.  Big Talk homework will be given weekly so you can support your child's writing ideas with them prior to the session.

 

We love reading!

Reading is part of our daily routine and is an important part of our children's development. We would love our children to read at least 4 times a week.  This can be a reading book, shared reading, bedtime stories or even road signs and shopping lists!

Children's reading books and fantastic new reading records will go home with them each night so their home reading can be recorded. Please encourage your child to read a range of texts regularly at home.  Please take time to familarise yourself with the new reading records.

 

'Drop in' sessions are ever Friday from 08.45 - 09.00.  Please come in and see your child's progress in their books.

 

 

Thank you

 

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