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Welcome to Class 8 - Year 3/4

Class News

Our Class Team:

Class Teacher - Miss Axon

Classroom Support - Mrs Farrell

In Class 8, we are extremely proud of our hardworking and ambitious attitudes toward learning, along with our caring, polite and respectful attitudes towards every member of our school community.

We are becoming increasingly independent and we continue to be extremely organised – here is Class 8’s weekly routine and key points to remember:

Reading: Class 8 love reading! Please continue to support this at home and encourage your child to read at least 5 times per week to earn a bronze reading award. Asking your child questions during reading will significantly impact on their understanding and comprehension skills; skills which are vital to your child’s development.

As always, please sign your child’s diary after they have read.

We actively encourage children to develop their love for reading, so we offer the chance for children to come into school early to complete an extra read. Children can come into class each morning until 8.40am and these reads will be signed off by an adult and will count towards your child’s reading award.

Homework: English – goes out on a Friday, to be returned the following Tuesday

Spellings and handwriting – go out on a Monday, to be returned on a Friday ready for their spelling test

Maths – goes out on a Friday, to be returned the following Tuesday

Time tables – go out on a Monday, to be returned on a Friday ready for their test

(Please note: Maths homework is dependant on your child’s Maths group and is specific to these groups and current learning)

Children should be able to complete all homework independently as it is often simply a recap of topics covered in school. If your child is genuinely finding the homework difficult don't hesitate to inform their teacher before the homework is due.

Music - We are learning to play the recorder and have our lessons every Tuesday.

P.E: We aim to do two PE lessons a week. Our PE lessons take place on Thursdays and Fridays. Please can you ensure both indoor and outdoor PE kits are kept in school during the week.

Swimming is currently taking place on Wednesday afternoons.

Author of the term: Our author of the term is David Walliams.

We will continue to update this page with important information, key messages and photos so please keep checking back!

Diaries are checked daily for messages from home, however please free to ring or call into school if you have any questions or concerns. 

Knowledge Organisers

Below you can see our Year 3/4 knowledge organisers. Here you can find out all about what we'll be learning in our lessons this half term. These will be updated regularly.

LKS2 Science(1)LKS2 Diagram(1)

Reading

We are aiming to win the Reading Awards trophy this term, therefore it would be great if you could read with your child five times a week to increase our chances of winning.

Spellings homework will be given out each Monday and will be tested on Fridays.

This Term in School...

Our current theme this term is the Egyptians. We will be sequencing an timeline of events and making our own Egyptian necklaces.

In English we are learning all about the features of a Traditional Fairy Tales in preparation for writing our own tales with a twist.

We have also been learning about different types of families and discussing what stays the same no matter what the family dynamic.

Running the 'Daily Mile' has shown that fitness levels can improve as our times have been improving. P.E. lessons have been looking at balancing skills and how to improve balance.

Meet the Teachers

A very big 'Thank You' to all those who were able to attend Meet the Teacher. It was a pleasure getting to meet you and we hope you found this session useful and informative.

Attached is the presentation shown during the meeting for any who were unable to attend or for a quick recap.

Mathletics

Mathletics is a great programme to use in school and at home. It is designed to develop and improve all areas of mathematics from arithmetic to problem solving. It will be targeted to your child's particular year group and ability. Children can access this at home using their own log-in and can earn certificates each week. The maths class with the most points in a week also recieves the Mathletics Trophy.

Here is a link

https://community.mathletics.com/signin/#/student 

Reading Plus Online

Do continue to encourage the use of this at home. It is designed to improve reading fluency and comprehension as well as developing inference skills (which are vital skills for the SATs). Children can access this at home using their own log-in and it will contribute towards a reading award as long as it is signed by an adult in school planners.

Here is a link

https://login.readingplus.com/

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