A huge welcome to Maple class from Mr. Gachowicz and Miss. Claxton.
This term we are looking forward to learning about Rainforests and mountains. We will be learning through a creative topic-based way, writing persuasive letters based on the book The Great Kapok Tree, rhyming poetry about a rainforest animal and a fictional narrative full of setting description and dealing with the world issue of deforestation. The children will continue to learn outdoors. Through an enquiry-based approach, we will investigate electricity and circuits, discovering how to create a simple circuit and resolve problems with circuits that do not work. We shall conduct an experiment looking at conductors and insulators.
We always try our best and will be learning lots of new skills in Maths and English. There will be a focus on practicing our tackling tables daily so we can become fluent in our times tables and mastering the inverse as well as regular arithmetic work to master the four operations.
Reading remains important to us and we will be developing our analytical and synthesis skills through whole class guided and individual reads.
We will have PE weekly so please ensure PE kits are at school. A home reading book will be sent out on a Monday and returned on a Friday (if finished). Spellings will be set and tested weekly and can be accessed on SpellingShed. New spellings will be sent home on a Friday. Homework will also be sent home on a Friday and returned to school the following Monday.
We are very excited about this term!
Click the link below to find out what is being taught this coming term:
Reading and Comprehension
Use this link http://www.pobble365.com/. There is a new picture daily, if you scroll down each picture has a story starter and children can continue the story. They have had lots of practise at this through their early morning work. There are additional activities to do too such as questions to answer, pictures to draw, and sentences to improve which will build on their sentence work and grammar knowledge. Happy writing.
Year 3 Maths
Year 4 maths
Can you have a go at this experiment? E-mail me a picture of your experiment and results. Have an eggcellent time doing this. Don't eggshaust yourself! It's so eggciting.