In Blue class, we are taught by Mrs Rollins and helped by Miss Nessling and a wonderful range of amazing volunteers and helpers across the week.
Our Current topic is 'Escape from Pompeii'
This term our topic is ‘Escape from Pompeii' where we will be investigating what life was like for Romans living in this very famous town. We will be exploring what daily life looked like for Romans including looking at Roman bath houses, sports, food and clothing, as well as learning lots about the events of Vesuvius erupting and how it has taught archaeologists so much.
In Literacy, we will be using the book 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit, looking at diary writing and persuasive writing. In Maths we will be taking a look at fractions, while in Science we will be looking at the whole wide world of living things and their habitats.
Homework is given in grids, one grid per term, with six activities on it - one for every week. It is up to you to organise your homework, as long as the six tasks are done by the due date.
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...
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