Welcome to Class 3/4S!
We look forward to working with you and your child on their journey of life-long learning.
Class Teacher: Miss Steed
LSA: Mrs Graham (works every morning), Miss Barnard (1:1) and Ms Hirst (1:1)
PPA Cover: Mrs Turner (Wednesday morning)
This term in Maths, the children will be revisiting number and place value, building on existing number skills and developing number knowledge. We will be doing this in a range of different ways incorporating addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
In English, the children will be creating their own shape poetry, writing persuasively and exploring the text James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. Through these different topics the children will also be learning to develop a range of skills, such as identifying features of writing including the grammar and punctuation used. Within guided reading sessions children will explore different texts by reading within groups, discussing the text and completing comprehension tasks on these.
Our topic is travel and transport. We are going to use a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and keys (including the use of the Ordnance Survey maps) to build our knowledge of the UK and the wider world. It is also important that the children have a range of opportunities to express themselves in different ways, as well as learn new skills, so in Art we will be creating our own transport printing pop art inspired by Andy Warhol. We will develop our skills and enjoy lessons in music, RE, computing and French.
Homework will be set on a Thursday and will be due in on the following Wednesday, when it will be marked.
Homework will consist of:
· A maths task.
· Spellings – Children will be given spellings to learn at home based on their ability and will work on these and age-related spellings in class
· Times Tables – These will be tested on a Friday.
· Reading – The children will always be asked to read with an adult at least 3 times a week and for their adult to sign their reading record. This will support our raffle ticket system where each time they read a raffle ticket will go in for a draw at the end of the week 2 tickets are picked out to receive a prize.
Behaviour: To develop our team work ethic the children will work together to earn a treat on the completion of our class CARE chart. To do this the children will be identified demonstrating CARE: Collaboration, Aspiration, Resilience or Enjoyment.
Communication: You’re welcome to come and see me if you have any questions at the end of a school day or write a message within the reading record which is checked on a daily basis.
P.E: P.E lessons will be on a Tuesday and Thursday.
Please ensure your child has a full P.E kit in school – including jogging bottoms and a jumper which will be essential as the weather is colder during these months.
Children are not to wear earrings during P.E lessons and long hair should be tied back.
Please ensure your child has their own snack for break and have their own drink bottle in school, separate from their lunch. These will be stored in the classroom. The children will have opportunities during the day to re fill these and drink bottles can also be taken outside at break, lunch and during PE. In doing this it ensures that none of our precious learning time is wasted.
Below you’ll find a link to the Going Places Topic Grid for this term:
We have settled into the routines of 3/4S and identified ways to support our learning throughout the year.
We have enjoyed learning within different subjects. In our PE lessons with Mr B we explored how we could use different apparatus.
We have continued to enjoy our PE lessons and used one to explore the school value of collaboration. We had to work with others effectively to reach a goal.
We have continued our work on our theme of ‘Going Places’. To support our learning, we visited Stansted Aerozone Education Centre. There we watched a film about the airport, had a talk from an EasyJet pilot, completed a range of activities including dressing up to show the different professions of the airport. We were also lucky to watch some plans take off and land from the viewing platform.