This term, we will be exploring the fascinating world of the past, both recent and ancient. Our wonderful Year 2's will be exploring the history of toys, how the past can stretch way beyond living memory and making some of their own exciting toys! Our Year 3's and 4's will be exploring human history almost to it's beginnings, looking as far back as the Stone Age!
Below is our topic plan for this term...
Year 3 and 4 Spelling Weekly Homework
Year 3 and 4 Homework
Year 3 and 4 receive weekly homework in the form of a READ task and spellings, both set on a Monday to be completed by the following Monday. These are done in their appropriate books which the children bring home, but must be in school every day for use in lessons. There are lots of strategies for learning spellings (please see below) and always ask if you have problems, or need support.
Children in Years 3 and 4 also receive termly homework, given out in the first week of term and due back in the last week of term. This is usually 6 activities to be completed across 6 weeks (but this may change due to the length of a particular term). These activities cover Literacy, Maths, Science, Art, Design and much more but will all allow you and your child to get really involved in our class topics.
Please see below for homework sheets and more information.
Click below for a link to a typing speed challenge. In class we are working on our typing skills and this game will help us all.
Mrs Rollins speed: 50 words per minute.
Can you beat me?
In Literacy, we work hard on a range of skills, both in Reading and Writing. Everyday we have a spelling and phonic session looking at age-appropriate rules and patterns, a Writer's Toolkit session looking at Grammar and Punctuation and a Guided Reading session looking at our comprehension and inference skills. In our main Literacy lesson, we look at reading and writing skills, both composition and creative skills. We often use to Drama to help us understand better the texts we are looking at and Talk for Writing skills help us get ready to get our ideas down on paper.
Each child has their own school reading book, chosen with an adult from school library at an appropriate reading band for that child. Your child will bring this home, along with their 'READ book' - this is their reading diary where they need to record what and when they are reading. In this book will also be a READ activity; a specific task we would like your child to complete to help support their comprehension of the text they have brought home. This task should be completed once a week and brought back to be checked by an adult. Reading books can be changed twice a week but we expect children to have their school reading book and READ book in school every day.
If your child would also like to read books from home, that is very much encouraged! Please write any extra books you also read at home in your READ book so we can see the wide range of literature you are getting through! If you have a request for the school library, a book you would love to find on the shelves to have as a school reading book, please pop a note in the requests box on the shelf and we will see what we can do!
In Blue Class we are working very hard on our Maths Passport targets; learning all of our number bonds, times tables, division facts and mental maths skills. We are trying our hardest to make sure we know all our times tables, even 12x12 by the end of Year 4! Every child has their own targets which can be worked on by following the link below...
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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