This week is Parent Consultation meetings. I have a few slots still available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. I can see that the majority of parents have signed up, thank you. Please do sign up quickly if you have not already. This meeting is a chance for me to share with you how well your child has settled into Year 3 or Year 4, and a chance for you to share any concerns or ask me any questions with regards to your child's learning.
Thursday is our RunPudsey Challenge day so children need to wear PE kits. There are 35 children across the whole school who have signed up already which is brilliant, but there are still many more who need to do so. I will post another reminder on the DoJo this weekend with the link to the website. Remember, every child who signs up will receive a medal. We would love to raise as much money as we can as a school for this excellent charity.
Friday is then Non-Uniform Day as it is Children in Need Day, and the final amount raised will be announced.
Literacy in Maple Class
This week, as Tom journeys further South across Africa, we will be turning our attention to using impersonal language instead of first person and personal language which we have used many times this term already. We will be researching two African countries and using our research to begin writing a fact file.
Literacy in Ash Class
Continuing with our story, 'The girl who fell from the sky', we will be looking at the language used, description, sentence starters and conjunctions that have been used and think about how we can use them in our writing.
Y3: We are starting our Multiplication and Division unit this week. Using arrays, and equal groups, we will be exploring multiples of 2, 5 and 10.
Y4: We are starting our Multiplication and Division unit this week. We will be learning multiples of 3, 6 and 9, learning to multiply and divide.
Y3: We are learning about Counties this week. We will be able to name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time in the context of UK counties.
Y4: We are learning about the North and South Pole this week. We will identify the position and significance of the Arctic and the Antarctic Circle in the context of comparing polar regions to the UK.
Y5: We are looking at the features of a mountain this week. We will be describing and understanding key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle in the context of mountains.
Yr 3 - Last week we learnt about the 5 food groups: carbohydrates, proteins, fruit and vegetables, fats and dairy. This week we will be learning the importance of each food group.
Yr 4 - This week we will be learning about the importance of using the correct equipment for investigations and making sure we can use the equipment properly. We will be testing out equipment before beginning to plan an investigation on temperature changes.
Yr 5 - Our final lesson on our Forces unit is all about 'Using smaller forces for greater effects'. We will be looking at the effects of gears, pulleys and leavers.
As part of the Enquire stage of our learning, we will be asking, 'Why was Jesus such good news?' We will be exploring how the birth of a royal baby is good news for many people, yet in our story of Jesus, not everyone was happy. We will us artwork, animations as well as stories and different accounts from the Bible to explore how different people responded to the news of Jesus. Then we will be reflecting on how we know about Jesus today through the lives of Christians around us.
Y3: As part of our Coding unit, children will be creating a program that uses a timer-after command and a timer-every command. They will understand there can be different ways to solve a problem.
Y4: Children will be watching a simulated news scenario this week and beginning to take notes ready to write a newspaper report over the next couple of weeks. Using various fonts and styles, they are considering the impact this has on different audiences.