This year the Foxes are being taught by Miss Miller (Class Teacher). Mr Collins is our fantastic Teaching Assistant and he is in class with us everyday. Mrs Gardiner teaches the Foxes every Monday morning. We are very friendly and invite you to pop in for a chat if you have any queries or concerns - the classroom door is open from 8.30am everyday and Miss Miller will be available to speak to until the bell goes at 8.40am!
Welcome back, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break and New Year!
This term we will be travelling back in time and turning the school into a real life museum! Each Key Stage will be focusing upon a different period in time. Foxes class will be learning all about the 'Vicious Vikings'. This is a great topic in which the children will have the opportunity to learn all about life as a Viking, including Viking food, clothes and homes...we will even plan a Viking invasion of the school!
Throughout the term, Foxes will also be producing their own Viking artefacts, including shields and Viking longboats. These will be displayed throughout school in our very own 'museum'!
In Literacy we will be learning Norse Myths, starting with 'Thor and his mighty Hammer'. We will use this as inspiration for writing our own stories. In Maths the children will be finishing their topic on Addition and Subtraction and then moving onto Multiplication and Division. Please encourage your child to practise their times tables at home as this will really help in class. All children should have a login to Times Table Rockstars and are expected to play regularly at home to develop their fluency skills.
Key Dates for Term 3:
PE is every Wednesday and Friday afternoon
Swimming starts on Thursday 31st January 2019
Forest School is on Wednesday mornings
(Please check the letter sent home for your child's session dates)
This term our topic is 'Amazing Africa'. Children across Year 3 and 4 will have the opportunity to explore African culture through art, dance and music. We are especially looking forward to our African drumming workshop which will take place in Week 3. Our science lessons will follow on from last term's work on the human body, this time focusing on teeth and digestion. Foxes are going to continue our efforts on handwriting this term and will be practising every day. In maths, we will move on to addition and subtraction, putting our understanding of place value into context! We will be busy writing some exciting stories in Literacy, learning lots of new vocabulary and continuing our spelling scheme.
PE is every Wednesday and Friday. All children should have full PE kit in school every day. PE kit should include: house colour t-shirt, shorts or jogging bottoms, trainers or plimsolls.
Homework will be sent home every Wednesday and is due back the following Monday. Homework will consist of 7 weekly spellings as well as some maths or grammar practise.
All children should bring their Reading Record back into school every day as we use these in our Guided Reading lessons. It is important that the children read regularly at home as well as at school, recording their efforts in their Reading Records, to be checked in class.
Children should also bring a bag/ book bag into school everyday. This encourages the children to be more independent and organise their belongings, as well as transport letters and homework back and forth without them being lost or damaged.