Teacher: Mrs H. Wain
Teaching Assistant: Mrs A. Shaw
Our topic this term…
The Iron Man
Our work this term will be based on The Iron Man, by Ted Hughes
In Literacy, we will write diary entries, persuasive letters, newspaper reports and poetry.
We will be following the abacus scheme in Maths to learn how to solve problems using different calculations, including working with money. We will be also be working on place value and partitioning numbers.
Our times table focus will be on the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. Children have the chance to earn their gold badge if they can recall all multiplications and the related division facts for each time table.
- Science: In Science we will be continuing our learning about forces and magnets.
- History: In History, we will be comparing our lives to life in the Stone Age.
- Geography: In Geography, we will learn about where different countries are in the world.
- Art and DT: In D&T, we will design and make our own Iron man, using scrap materials.
- ICT: In ICT, we will develop our coding skills and learn how to debug a programme.
- Music: In Music, we will be working with and using Glockenspiels.
- PE: Our PE topics for this term will be dance and orienteering.
PSHCE: Topics that we will cover are: The caring school, feelings, friends and friendships and loss, separation and relationships.
RE: In RE, we will focus on why people think Jesus is such inspirational leader.
PE Days- Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday
Remember on your way to school…
Reading diary, reading book, spelling log book
Reading diary, reading book
Homework, PE kit, reading diary (to be handed in today), scheme book (in the wallet), reading book and spelling log book.
Reading diary, reading book, PE kit
Reading diary (to be handed in today), reading book
Remember on your way home…
Maths homework will be sent home on a Friday. Please hand this back in on a Wednesday, placing it in box in the classroom. On the first Friday of every month, a reading comprehension homework will be sent out instead of the Maths homework.
Spelling rules will be taught and tested in class through the Read, Write, Inc spelling scheme. I will also send a copy of the year 3/4 common exception words for you to practise with your child at home.
The scheme book is changed every Wednesday and handed back out on the same day. You are welcome to change your child's individual reading colour band book any day of the week before and after school. The individual colour band books are located in the classroom on top of the children's drawers.
The more times your child reads at home, the further they will proceed along the reading race track, which is situated in our classroom, behind the large bookshelves. They can also earn certificates for the amount of times they read. Our school target is for your child to read at least three times a week at home- if they achieve this target they will receive a team point.
Children will need to wear black shorts and a white t-shirt for PE. They will need to bring trainers or pumps in case we do outdoor PE. Hair needs to be tied back and earrings need to be removed or plasters/ micropore tape needs to be provided.
Dates for your diary:
Monday 6th November School Re-opens
W/C Monday 13th November: Parents Evening
Friday 8th December: KS2 Christmas Lunch
Monday 11th December: Pantomime
Monday 18th December: KS2 Christmas Performance- afternoon and evening
Tuesday 19th December: KS2 Christmas Party
Thursday 21st December: School Closes
Friday 22nd December: Staff Training Day