Welcome to 2018! I hope that you all had a really relaxing and enjoyable break. The next two terms are the shortest of the year, but we have lots to fit in! As always, the children have returned to school full of enthusiasm and energy, and I’m looking forward to seeing what they create this term!
Our overall topic for this term is ‘Farm to Fork’. We will be studying the way in which food gets from its original source to our plates! At the beginning of term, we will be focusing on geography skills as we look at where the different elements of our food come from. After half term, we will then begin to look at the history of farming, with a particular focus on farming in Ancient Egypt.
Spelling: One activity to be completed from the Spice Up Spelling sheet that will be sent home. This is set and to be handed in on a Monday. Please ensure that spelling activities are put in your child’s spelling folder.
Literacy: A homework menu will be sent home, listing a variety of tasks for children to complete each week.
Maths: This will reflect current classroom learning, giving children the chance to either consolidate or extend their learning. At times this will be set using Mathletics.
Literacy and Maths homework will be set on a Wednesday, and should be handed in on a Monday. If children fail to bring their homework in on time, they will be expected to complete it at lunchtime and will miss part of their golden time on a Friday. Please see me before school or send a note in with your child if there is a problem on a Monday.
Reading: It is expected that children will read to themselves independently each evening. However, Children still need to read with an adult at home at least twice a week. This gives you a chance to ask them questions about their reading, helping them to develop quality reading skills outside of the classroom.
|Monday||Homework handed in. Spelling activity handed in. New spelling list sent home.|
|Tuesday||PE with Mark Potter.|
|Wednesday||PE with Miss Breeze. Homework given out.|
|Friday 2nd February||Year 3 café|
|Friday 9th February||Year 4 café
Last day of term
|Tuesday 20th February||Parents Evening|
|Wednesday 21st February||Parents Evening|
|Thursday 1st March||World Book Day|
|Monday 26th March||Easter Service|
|Thursday 29th March||Cup Assembly
Last day of term
This week, we have started looking at the book, ‘Journey’. This is a completely wordless book in which children have to study the images very closely to spot clues and to work out what is happening in the story. This gives us some really great chances for creative writing. After this, we will be reading the classic Dick King Smith story, The Sheep Pig.
We start this term by finishing off our work on multiplication and division. Following on from that, we will spend a short time learning about measurement, before moving on to a longer focus on fractions.
Science this term is about living things. We will be learning about what it means to be ‘alive’, before learning about how animals and plants can be classified in different ways. Then, we will be studying the ways in which environments can change, and the ways in which that can affect the things that live there.
In DT this term, we will be baking our own bread.
In art we will be studying different methods and artwork to do with printing.
In the first part of term, we will be trying to answer the question – How can a synagogue help us to understand the Jewish Faith? After half term, we will be learning about what it is like to follow God.
In PE, we will be developing our skills in games, while also growing as gymnasts. Tuesdays will be taught by Mark Potter and Wednesdays by Zara Breeze.
Going for Goals using the Go Givers resources.
In ICT, children will be learning about internet searching, and how they can tell if a website is trustworthy. We will then learn how to use a simple spreadsheet using Excel.
German, recorders and singing will continue to take place each week.
Class Three will be visiting Bridge Cottage in Uckfield, where we will be learning about food and farming through history. We will then hopefully spend some time in Tesco, learning more about how food gets onto the shelves and into our homes. The date for the trip is still to be confirmed but is expected to be in the first 2 weeks after half term.
We would be delighted for anyone who is involved in any step of the farm to fork process to come into school, whether that be as a farmer, a butcher, a fisherman, a manager or any other role! Please let me know if you would be able to come in and talk to Class 3 either as a whole class or in small groups.
As a school, we are keen to give children the opportunity to see maths in action in the real world. If anyone would like to come into school or host a small group of children in a real life maths setting, please let me know!
If you have any questions, please see me after school or contact me at email@example.com