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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 1 - Harvest

 

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

 

Our first topic is Harvest and Food Glorious Food

 

Literacy - In our literacy lessons, we will using Pie Corbett's Talk for Writing with the book The Little Red Hen and then group reading Michael Morpurgo's Farm Boy.  We will look at characters and settings around the farm. We will explore a range of genres in our writing lessons, working towards a different theme for our BIG WRITE task each week.

 

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 the world of plants. Through experimenting, we will continue to work on our investigative skills - identifying a question, making a prediction and observing what happens.

 

PSHE - In PSHE we will be talking about forming friendships and how we can work together to be successful learners.

 

Geography - In geography we will be learning from farm to fork.  We will be looking at where our food comes from and identifying what we eat.

 

Music - We will be singing and playing musical instruments around the theme of food

 

Art and DT - In DT we will be looking at food technology.  We will be learning about bread, healthy eating and packaging.  We will also get to design and create our own sandwich.

 

French - In French we are learning vocabulary based about numbers and greetings. We will continue to explore the differences and similarities between French and British culture.

 

RE - In R.E. we will explore Harvest Festival.

 

Computing - We will explore how the internet works

 

PE - In P.E., all classes will complete outdoor and indoor sessions each week.  Indoor PE will be health and fitness and outdoor will be hockey.

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

 

Dates for your diary:

6th October - Red, white and blue day

10th Oct - Open afternoon

12th Oct - Flu jab spray

12th October - Awful Auntie theatre trip

19th October - Halloween disco

20th Oct - End of term at 3.00pm