Our IPC topic this term is 'Different Places, Similar Lives'. The entry topic for this unit was to introduce our school to the world. In groups children decided on a something they were particularly proud of about the school and wrote their own scripts to create the amazing videos below.
This term we are lucky enough to be learning dance from an expert! Checkout our video to see how much we learned in our first video.
This week we had our Curiosity Cafe celebrating the learning we have completed about volcanoes this term. We shared our poems, built earthquake-proof stuctures and erupted our volcano!
Thank you to all the Parents and Carers who came to support us.
Monet Class has been learning about electricity as our science topic for this half-term. We have made simple circuits and even added switches to them. Ask your child what they have learned!
On Wednesday the 24th of January Monet Class build a volcano out of mud rock, wire and weed mat ready for our Curiosity Cafe. Make sure you come along on the 8th of February to see it erupt!
On Thursday our whole school were lucky enough to make felt flowers for our library bus. Check out Monet Class's contribution.
This weeks WOW Science was 'Hopping Corn'. Check out the great pictures of this cool experiment. If you would like to know what we did and why it worked- ask your child!
Our latest times tables champions!
If you would like to practice your times tables at home your child has access to Times Tables Rock Stars- a fun and exciting website dedicated to improving your child's times tables skills
Just click on the link below
Things to remember...
PE is on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Please remember that as the days get colder, your child needs to have jogging bottoms and a top to wear. Long hair needs to be tied up. No jewellery should be worn and earrings should be removed on PE days. If your child has just had their ears pierced and they cannot yet be removed they will not be able to participate in PE until they are able to be taken out during PE.
Your child’s home learning will be sent home on a Friday this year and should be returned to school on a Wednesday. Weekly home learning will include reading daily, spellings and learning timetables. It is very important that your child completes and returns their home learning every week as it helps to support their learning in the classroom and ensure your child reaches their full potential.
If you have any non-urgent questions, please find me before or after school. If I am not in the playground please feel free to knock on the door with any concerns or queries. Unfortunately I cannot talk when or after the bell goes at 8.50 am. For longer appointments please make a time with the office.
Over the first few weeks of school I will be reassessing all children’s book levels. I will be looking at decoding, fluency and comprehension. I cannot stress enough the importance of reading with your child, even when they are reading at an independent level. It is important to hear them read to you and ask them questions about the text, this includes what happens, but also checking that they understand new vocabulary or that they can identify the type of text that they are reading. 10 minutes quality time reading each day is very beneficial for your child.
Family reading continues on a Thursday afternoon each week. Please try to attend as the children really look forward to their parents coming in to school.
Mrs Ridgewell, Miss Whitmore and I are looking forward to an exciting year of learning with our new class. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and see me.
The children stay in the same class for two years, so we work on a two year cycle for the curriculum. This ensures that children do not repeat a year.
To find out what we teach in the Year Three / Year Four class, look below.
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