Year 3 and 4 2018 - 2019
Welcome To Years 3 and 4 with Miss Fletcher!
I hope you all had a lovely summer! It has been fantastic to see the children come back to school so enthusiastic about their learning. I am very excited for the year ahead and getting to know the children better.
The Stone Age
Our topic for this term is the Stone Age. We will be looking at what life was like for people during this time and researching: what clothing people wore, what people ate, where people might have found their food and how they cooked their food, how people lived in terms of their houses and where they settled down.
Our class reading is currently focused on a variety of Stone Age stories including the 'Stone Age boy' and 'Stig of the Dump'.
PE lessons will continue to take place on Wednesday and P.E kits are advised to stay in school at all times so that children are never without kit on the day. Children will also be going swimming ever Tuesday at the local leisure centre so please remember to bring swimming kits for this day.
When weather permits, P.E lessons will be outside so children will need to be prepared for this. Remember to check the school uniform lists to make sure you have everything you need for these lessons.
A big thank you to lots of parents who have been supporting their children with their reading already, so soon into the first term! We encourage the children to read a little every night. They are enthusiastic about reading and with continued encouragement at home and in school, their progress should continue. Please ensure that you are reading at home with your child a minimum of five times a week, and that you sign their reading record to indicate that they have read at home. Every three days, I stamp the books of those children who have read. While some children enjoy to read books from home, it is important that they balance these with their school reading book as this is carefully matched to their level to improve their vocabulary.
Homework will be given out on a Wednesday and is to be handed in on the following Tuesday. Homework must be completed in homework books. Homework will range from practicing their spellings of the week, in preperation for an in class spelling quiz, to short maths or reading activities that will relate to topics we have been focusing on in class. We appriacte your support in this as all the practise pays off towards their learning in the classroom.
Children are also encouraged to work on their times tables. All Year 4 children should be secure up to 12 x 12 by the end of the school year and Year 3 children will be expected to know their 2, 10, 5, 3, 4 and 8 times tables.
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