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Welcome to Class 9 - Year 3/4

Welcome to our new Web page.

Our Class Team:

Class Teacher - Mrs Dakin

Classroom Support - Miss Payne

Class 9 strive to be the best class in the school!  We are always excited to learn and to be inspirational global citizens.

Homework

Maths and English homework is set on Fridays and should be returned by the following Tuesday. 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.

Children should read, practise their spelling using the handwriting sheet and learn their times tables every night.  Handwriting sheets should be handed in on Thursdays.

Reading Awards

Reading awards assemblies are held at the end of each half term. To earn a bronze certificate children need to read a minimum of five times each week. Platinums are awarded to children who go above and beyond and even read in the holidays! Help class 9 to win the trophy and read lots at home.

P.E.

P.E. usually takes place twice a week.  Your child will need both their indoor and outdoor P.E. kit in school. Our P.E. lessons are on Wednesday and Fridays.

Author of the Term

This term’s author is Michael Morpurgo. Our class book is Kensuke's Kingdom

To learn more about this engaging author, follow the link to his website https://www.michaelmorpurgo.com/

Y3-4 Sum 2 18(2)

Spellings

Tag Rugby Festival.

A few lucky children from Years 3 and 4 were invited to take part in a tag rugby festival. The coaches who run our rugby training on Wednesday afternoons arranged this event to allow the children to use the skills they have now developed. Our children were, as ever, great sportsmen and women and had a great time. 

Here we are getting stuck in!

Burwardsley Residential

Years 3 and 4 visited Burwardsley at the start of the term to consolidate their learning on the Stone Age. Here we entered a roundhouse, made our own woven fences, dug for artefacts like archeologists, and made our very own clay coil pots in the Stone Age fashion. We also went on a habitat walk up Willow Hill where we found signs of badgers, foxes, moles, rabbits and squirrels. The children built their own dens and enjoyed hot chocolate around the bonfire in the evening. A jam-packed fun-filled and educational visit was had by all.

Internet Safety Week.

Internet safety Week was the week of 5th February and during our Poetry Recital we touched upon living with technology at home and how to keep safe online. Below is a powerpoint with key information on internet safety. We hope you find this useful.

Performing Poetry

In Class 9 we've been looking at a range of poem types. From Haiku to Kennings, from Cinquain to Free Verse, we have considered the structure and form of each poem and written one of our own. We then performed our poems in class. Here are some pictures of us sharing our work.

Our Learning.

  • English - In addition to our poems, we have been developing our dictionary skills, looking at similies, metaphors, antonyms and synonyms. We've also been using expanded noun phrases and developing our use of standard English.
  • Maths - Mrs Dakin's maths group have been looking at measurement and how to convert between different units of measure.
  • Science - We have been investigating electricity and circuits, looking at what makes a circuit work, where energy comes from and how to save energy.
  • Religious Education - Years 3 and 4 have been looking at the meaning behind Christingle and the symbolism used.
  • History and Geography - we have been researching where chocolate comes from, how it is made and the influence the Mayans have had on our lives today.
  • Dance - Class 9 really enjoyed moving and grooving the week.

C'est fantastique!

In Years 3 and 4 we have been really enjoying our French lessons. We have been learning to say the colours, the members of your family, and the shops you might see in a town, in French. Here is some of our fantastic French work.

Jack and the Beanstalk

What better way to start our second half term than with an energetic, modern pantomime show.  The children (and the teachers) thoroughly enjoyed the interactive performance of Jack and the Beanstalk. As well as being entertained, we were inspired and children across the school are writing their very own version of the tale. Here are some photos from the wonderful morning. See if you can spot two of our teachers putting on a show with the performers...

European Languages Day

Tuesday 26th September was European Languages Day. We celebrated this across the school and learned all about the language, culture and cuisine of three European Countries: France, Spain and Germany

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/

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 

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