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Week beginning 23rd November 2020

English
This week we will continue to learn the story of Midas. We will look at showing emotions in our writing using show not tell. We will also look how we punctuate speech.

Reading
This week we will continue reading The Beast of Olympus-Beast Keeper. We will answer prediction and retrieval questions.

Maths
This week we will be looking at multiplication. We will count in multiples of 3, 4 and 8. We will look at multiplication as arrays and equal groups.

Reminders
Some children have been bringing in their own soap and hand cream. If your child needs different soap please ensure that it doesn’t contain nuts. This is only for children who have sensitive skin and allergies. Please do not send in your own soap if this is not necessary for your child. Thank you.

Anti Bullying Week 16th - 22nd November 

Please wear odd socks MONDAY 16th NOVEMBER

To celebrate the start of Anti-Bullying Week on Monday 16th November, we are asking children to come to school dressed in ‘odd socks’ to promote the message that everyone is different and that is good! Odd Socks Day will be an opportunity to have fun and spread awareness of the Anti-Bullying Week core values of individuality, acceptance and tolerance.

 

Week beginning 16th November 2020

English

This week we starting to learn the story of Midas. We will look at he features that have been used in the story and begin to learn the text.

Reading
This week we are reading The Beast of Olympus-Beast Keeper. We will find and retrieve information from the text.

Maths
This week we will be looking at the inverse. We will solve addition and subtraction calculations and check using the inverse. .  

 

Reminders
It is anti-bullying week. Children can wear odd socks on Monday to celebrate that we are all different. 

 

Please can you have a search at home for school books. We are missing a lot of colour banded books. If you have any, please send them in on Friday. Thank you.
 

We have had a great start to our half term and the children are excited to learn about the Ancient Greeks. It was great to see all of the children dressed up and enjoying our Greek day this week. 

 

Learning this week     9.11.20

English

We are finishing our story based around the fable 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf'. 

 

Reading

We are continuing to read our new book 'Beast of Olympus- Beast Keeper'. We will use our inference skills to answer questions 

 

Maths
We will be doing column subtraction with exchanging. 

 

Topic
We will be learning 'Who were the Ancient Greeks?'. We will look at Athens versus Sparta. 

 

Reminders

Please make sure your child's coat and jumpers are named. If you can add their class, it is more likely to get back to the right place quicker. 

 

Although we will not be having a regular woodlands session each week this half term, we will do outdoor learning at different times, so wellies are still required to be in school.

 

This half term we are cooking on Mondays, please ensure all of your child's allergy information is up to date. 

 

We have an INSET day on Wednesday 11th November. School is closed to children on this day. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for all of your support in this long and busy half term. It has been lovely to get to know your children and we have enjoyed meeting you all over the last couple of weeks on Zoom. We are looking forward to our next half term after the children have had a break to refresh. 

 

Art week this week has been a great success. The children have enjoyed learning about the British artist Barbara Hepworth and soap carving was a particular highlight. Please have a look at the pictures on the website under the children tab. 

 

Next half term

We will be starting our topic of Ancient Greeks. You will have received a letter via email about our dress up day on Thursday 5th November. If you need any help with a costume please let us know. 

 

English
We will be writing our own version of the story- The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
 

Reading
We are starting a new class text called Beasts of Olympus by Lucy Coats. We will make predictions and learn some of the names of the Greek gods and beasts. 

 

Maths
We will be continuing with using the column method for addition and subtraction, including exchanging across ones and tens. 

 

Topic
We will introduce our topic with Greek day. 

 

Reminders

This half term we will be cooking. Please ensure all of your child's dietary needs are up to date at the office. 

 

Please don't forget to send in your child's PE kit ready for our PE session on Wednesday and Thursday. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 19th October 2020

English

This week we are continuing to learn the story of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’. We will compare setting descriptions and begin to write our own.

Reading
This week we are finishing Akimbo and the Lions. We will be summarising and reviewing what we have read.  We will look at some extracts of songs, poems and stories and pick out key features.

Maths
This week we are looking at formal strategies for addition and subtraction. We will  the column method to solve calculations.   

 

Reminders

Parents evening-
If you haven’t booked a meeting, please do. We have some slots available on Tuesday and Thursday.

 

Art week-

We are looking forward to studying the artist Barbara Hepworth. Thank you for sending in bars of soap to carve. There will be a gallery of work available to view on the website under children - photo gallery tab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 12th October 2020

 

English

This week we are continuing to learn the story of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’. We will look at specific vocabulary, prepositions and how an author shows emotions.

 

Reading
This week we are continuing our next Akimbo adventure- Akimbo and the Lions. We will be summarising and reviewing what we have read. 

 

Maths
This week we are looking at mental strategies for addition and subtraction. We will use place value and move onto column addition.  

 

Topic
This week we will be creating a picture based on the artist Edward Tingatinga.
We will complete our learning about e-safety in computing.

 

 

Reminders

Parents evening-
We are looking forward to meeting all of you over the next few weeks.

 

Art week- We will be having art week in the last week of this half term. In Year 3, we are looking at the artist Barbara Hepworth. For part of the week we will be carving our own sculptures from soap. If you are able to provide a bar of soap or 2, please send them into school by October 15th. We will also be making some salt dough so if you have any out of date flour we could use up, please give to your child’s class teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 5th October 2020

 

English

This week we are learning the story of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’. We will pick out the features that the author has used to describe the setting.

Reading
This week we are continuing our next Akimbo adventure- Akimbo and the Lions. We will be inferring and retrieving. We will be doing some reciprocal reading. 

Maths
This week we are looking at mental strategies for addition and subtraction.  

Topic
This week we will continue to research about an African artist. We will complete a research page in our sketch books.

 

Reminders

Parents evening- Please book a parent evening appointment.

 

Art week- We will be having art week in the last week of this half term. In Year 3, we are looking at the artist Barbara Hepworth. For part of the week we will be carving our own sculptures from soap. If you are able to provide a bar of soap or 2, please send them into school by October 15th. We will also be making some salt dough so if you have any out of date flour we could use up, please give to your child’s class teacher. Thank you

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 28th September 2020

 

English

This week we are writing our own report about a predator that we have made up. We will use all of the features that we have been learning so far, including conjunctions, adjectives and adverbs.

 

Reading
This week we are starting our next Akimbo adventure- Akimbo and the Lions. We will be predicting and inferring.  

 

Maths
This week we are counting in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100. We will compare numbers to 1000.

 

Topic
This week we will finish our science learning about humans and other animals. We will start to research the artist Edward Tingatinga.  

 

Reminders
PE- children should be coming to school in their school uniform every day. On PE days, they will change in the classroom before and after PE. They keep their PE kit on their pegs and can take it home on a Friday for washing if necessary.

 

Every other week children go to the woodlands. Please ensure they have wellies in school for this session.

 

Please check the lost property box outside the Year 4 block for any items you are missing. There are already a large amount of lost property in it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week beginning 21st September 2020

 

English

This week we are writing our own information text about a predator. We will use all of the features we have been learning about over the last two weeks, including conjunctions, power of 3, headings and sub-headings, paragraphs and technical vocabulary. 

 

Reading
This week we will continue to read our book The Adventures of Akimbo. We will look at vocabulary and summarise main events and make predictions about what will happen next. 

 

Maths
This week we are ordering numbers on a numberline. We will be using language of greater than, less than, equal to, between, ascending, descending.

 

Topic
This week we will complete our science learning about humans and other animals. We will identify the job of muscles and bones in the body. 

 

Reminders
Please see the homework tab for information about what is expected for homework each week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 14th September 2020

 

English

This week we are continuing to look at our non-fiction text about Lions. We will look at headings and subheadings and how information is organised. 

 

Reading

We will continue to read our book The Adventures of Akimbo. We will look at new vocabulary and use skills to find and retrieve words in the text, thinking about their meaning. 

 

Maths

This week we will be adding and subtracting 1, 10 and 100 to 2 and 3 digit numbers looking at the patterns we can spot. We will read and write numbers in numerals and words. 

 

Topic

We will look at some animal skulls and decide whether they are carnivores or herbivores. Then we will sketch them using charcoal and chalk. We will learn our online safety rules in computing lessons. 

 

Reminders

Please see the key information and letters tab for messages about PE and woodlands. 

 

Please see homework tab for information about reading books.

 

Please remember to name all of your child's clothes, especially jumpers and cardigans. 

 

Snacks for playtime should be a piece of fruit not cereal bars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 7.9.20

 

English- This week we are looking at a non-fiction text about lions. We will use adjectives, technical vocabulary and conjunctions to write informative sentences. 

 

Reading- We will introduce our new book- The Akimbo Adventures by Alexander McColl-Smith. We will be predicting and looking at synonyms within the text.

 

Maths- This week we will doing tasks based around place value. We will represent numbers to 100. We will find 1, 10 and 100 more and less than a given number. 

 

Topic- We will introduce our topic of Predators. We will think about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We will look at some skulls and see if we can work out what their diet might have been. 

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