Blue Class Term 3
Teacher: Ms Pottinger
During this term, we will be looking closely at Maps and Explorers and our key question is "Is there anywhere left to explore?" The book we will be base a lot of our work on this term will be ‘Oliver and the Seawigs' by Phillip Reeve. As always, we encourage reading at home at least 5 times a week, if you can spare time to read with your child it will be of great benefit to them.
We will continue to practice spelling in school but you will also be able to access the Year 3 and 4 statutory spelling lists on the school website and there will also be homework tasks set.
Firstly this term we will be concentrating on the 4 calculation methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In every lesson we use our PACE grid (practise, apply, challenge, extend) so that we are always putting our learning into context and ensuring we have a deeper understanding of each area.
It would be helpful if you could encourage your children to practice their times tables at home. The National Curriculum expects all children to leave Year 4 knowing all multiplication facts up to 12 x 12. The school has a new Timetables Rockstars computer game where children can compete with themselves and their class mates to learn their timestables. All children have been given a login that was sent home in term 1.
Our Learning Journey this term will be ‘"Is there anywhere left to explore?" This topic involves us looking at maps, our local area and wildlife. We will be exploring our local woodland in Forest School, completing art based on wildlife and designing and building kites . Our Science topic will be ‘Sound' and we will be learning the ukulele with Mr Shelton! We will restart our swimming lessons now that the pool has been reopened so don't forget your swim kit on a Tuesday! It would be great if you could support your child at home by encouraging them to research information or collect books from the library.
RE- Christianity - We are Christians
We will be reflecting upon our faith and trying to understanding the different lessons Christianity gives us. We will understand the differences between branches of the Christian faith.
- To use ambitious vocabulary in the right context
- To use varied sentence structures
- To use all punctuation correctly
- To use efficient methods for the 4 calculations
- To rapidly recall 6, 7 and 8 times tables
Personal and Social
- To build resilience so we can overcome disappointment.
Have a look at the school website, where you will find photos of some of the events and learning that has taken place so far this year.