Welcome to Class 3
Welcome to Class 3. I hope that everyone had a lovely half term holiday. I would like to welcome you all back for a fun filled half term.
I would like to introduce myself and our Class 3 team, I am Mrs Robinson and Mrs Safdar is the lovely TA who works in our class.
For those new to KS2 I will give you a bit of an overview of our day as this will be different to KS1.
In the morning, the children are taught in year groups for English. I teach the Year 3 children and Mrs Whittaker will teach the Year 4 children. In Maths, the children are streamed into groups so some children in Class 3 will be taught by myself or taught by Mrs Whittaker.
If there are any 'new to KS2' parents who would like to come and ask me any questions about KS2 please feel free to arrange a meeting or ask me at the end of the school day.
Year 3 with Mrs Robinson
In English, we will be writing some persuasive letters. We will be persuading the MP's that Dr Who should be the next Prime Minister of our country. In class, we will be looking at why Dr Who should be the Prime Minister and why they shouldn't let the Daleks be the next PM.
Once we have finished our persuasive letters, we will start working on play scripts. We will be writing a play all about a Roman soldier names Dum Spiro. Keep an eye on the website for some of our performances.
Our grammar focus for this half term will be:
-present perfect tense
Our class novel for this term is 'The Magic Finger' by Roald Dahl.
Year 4 with Mrs Whittaker
This half term we will be focusing upon:
Reading the Fantasy story ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Philip Pullman and writing our own fantasy stories using a similar model. We will learn to draw inferences about characters and justify with evidence from the text. We will analyse and evaluate use of noun phrases, fronted adverbials and inverted commas and learn to use these in our own writing. We will also be reading persuasive adverts and leaflets. We will evaluate language, structure and presentation before writing our own persuasive advert.
We will focus on different spellings each week. Each Friday they will bring spellings home.
Please encourage your child to learn and practice these.
Every Friday there will be a spelling test in class.
Mrs Robinson’s Group
This half term we will be focusing on multiplication and division. We will also continue our work on Number. We will be learning the grid method for multiplication and having a go at the chunking method for division. In class, we will look at applying this knowledge to some real life word problems.
Every Friday there will be a speed times tables test. This will focus on the 3, 4 and 6 times tables this half term so make sure you are practicing them.
I would encourage the children to practice their times tables on ‘Times Table Rock stars’. If you have any questions about how this works please ask.
Mrs Whittaker's Group
Each week we will focus on a multiplication table in mental/oral starters.
Please also encourage your child to learn at home.
Every Friday there will be a tables test in class.
This half term we will be focusing upon:
Fractions – Counting in fraction steps, finding fractions of amounts, recognising equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions. Decimals – Recognising decimal equivalents of fractions, solving problems involving two-decimal places. Multiplication – Recalling multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 and the related division facts. We will also learn to multiply two-digit and three digit by one-digit numbers using formal written layout. Division – Understanding division as grouping and sharing. We will also learn to use formal written methods to solve problems. Measurement Volume/Capacity – measuring, comparing, adding and subtracting volumes and capacities.
The main focus of our Topic this half term is Geography. We will be learning all about our local environment. In class 3, we have chosen to focus on the conservation of the bees in our local area. Hopefully we will plant some bee friendly plants to encourage them to make lots of yummy honey for us.
In Science we will focusing on Electricity. We will be learning all about circuits. We will get the chance to make our own switches and investigate how we make a light bulb light up.
- Make sure your child has their reading book every day and they read regularly at home. Reading books need to be signed by an adult so that we know the children have been reading at home.
-Practise your times tables on 'Times Table Rockstars'
- Indoor PE this half term will be on a Wednesday.
-Outdoor PE will be on a Thursday.
-Please have indoor PE kits in school all half term and remember to bring outdoor PE kit on Wednesday.
. Week beginning 7th January 2019
This week we have been learning all about Italy. We have learnt lots of interesting facts and have really enjoyed learning all about the Gladiators that fought in the Colosseum in Rome.
Have a look at some of the work that we have done over the past week including fact files, art work and even making healthy pizzas, which we thought were yummy