Class 4 with Mr Wheeler, Miss Tyson and Mr Carroll
Welcome back to all of the year 3/4 children.
Our very first topic this year is all about predators and their habitats.
We have kick started this term with an amazing animal experience that was extremely engaging and informative for the children. We got up close and personal with a variety of dangerous predators such as snakes, tarantulas, chameleons, owls and bearded dragons to name a few. During this term we will also be learning about the food chain and where different animals fit into it. We will be looking at the habitats and environments that predators occupy and locating where in the world they can be found. We will also be producing some amazing artwork inspired by the different predators we will study.
Times tables are incredibly important and I would encourage you to help your child with these at home. In year 3 the children are expected to know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables. In year 4 children are expected to know all of their timetables up to 12x12.
The children are currently learning spellings from the recommended spelling list for year 3/4. There will be a spelling test every Monday. It is important that your children practice and prepare for this each week.
Children should be listened to read every night at home for around 5-10 minutes. When your child has finished their book please feel free to swap this in the library during wake up work time (before the register at 8:50 am). Reading record books should be filled in regularly and brought to school each Friday so that we can get your child signed off to earn their reading reward badges.
P.E is being taught by Active Fusion on Monday afternoons and we will also be enjoying swimming lessons on a Thursday. Please bring appropriate outdoor P.E kit for Monday sessions as this term we aim to get outside for P.E where possible.
Their P.E Kit should consist of a white T shirt, black shorts/jogging bottoms and suitable outdoor footwear. Earrings must be removed for P.E. Adults will not take earrings out.
Below is an outline of the homework that will be sent home with your child each week.
Reading unlocks the doors to so many areas of life and therefore it is vital that your child is encouraged to read 3-5 times a week.
Each week your child will be set homework which is linked to the learning in class.
Each week your child will receive a task to support the learning we have been doing that week in class.
Your child will be given spellings with a spelling rule. They may also be required to research other words with the same rule.
To keep our school looking nice and tidy, can we please remind you to make sure that children have suitable indoor slippers or pumps.
If you have any questions about how you can support your child’s learning in Class 4 please come in and ask.