Dear Parents and Carers,
Happy New Year!
We hope that you had a restful and peaceful Christmas! We have a very busy Spring term planned, below you can discover all of the wonderful things we’ll be learning in the coming weeks.
This is given out on Mondays and needs to be in on the following Monday. Tasks set are for you to share, and encourage the children with their learning. Children are expected to read each evening. Please read with your child for approximately fifteen minutes each day and sign their reading record. Children must bring their reading books to school daily so we have the opportunity to read with them and reassess their reading level.
This term we shall be developing and practising our mental maths skills regularly, concentrating on times tables and adding and subtracting three digit numbers. We will be developing our understanding of fractions and decimals and how we use them in our everyday life.
We will also be developing our understanding of measurement including time and money. As well as this we will be developing our understanding of reading and presenting data and geometry including properties of shape and symmetry
During our English lessons we will focus on non-fiction text types including letters and non-chronological reports. This will be inspired by the story The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson. We will be developing our descriptive and persuasive language skills as well as learning how to structure and set out our work to suit a specific text type. Our aim by the end of this unit is to write a persuasive letter which will be either formal or informal. We also aim to research and look at a range of non-chronological reports and create our own.
This term we will be learning about Ancient Greece. We will be learning to use more complex maps to help identify geographical features. We will also be researching and gathering information to understand geographical and physical differences through the human and physical geography of the area. We will also look at Tourism and different human activities available in the area.
We will start the school year with the topic of ‘The Sacrament of Reconciliation’, looking particularly at what reconciliation means and how we have experienced this in our own lives. During the time of Easter we will be exploring how God’s gift of Jesus is a gift of love to all people and how this knowledge can be applied in our own lives.
This term we are following a scheme of work for hockey. Children will be developing in
co-ordination, strength, technique, control and balance. As a part of our unit children will be learning the skills and rules of hockey and competing in games at school. It is really important that the children have their P.E kit in school so they can fully participate in this crucial part of their curriculum. PE kits must remain in school and will be sent home for each holiday.
In Science this term we will be using a range of investigative skills as we learn about humans and animals. We will focus on the digestive system parts and functions as well as types and functions of teeth. We will learning to generate scientific questions as well as researching and recording our findings in various ways.
Rights Respecting School
This term we will also be looking at the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) focusing on different articles. We will continue to learn that every child has rights which cannot be taken away from them and focusing on the different ways that both adults and children can respect children’s rights. Look on the school website for more details about our Right Respecting School journey.
In computing this term we are going to be looking at developing coding skills. We will be using guided programs to assist with the children’s learning, and they will be creating their own computer games to practise the skills they learn.
In conjunction with our humanities learning, we will be exploring different styles of Greek pottery and will be using a range of skills and materials to make artwork inspired by this theme.
This term we will continue focusing on our speaking and listening skills and will continue learning how to speak in full sentences in Española. We will focus particularly on colours, names of pets, parts of the body and asking for directions.
This term we will be looking at how to improve our communication skills and learning through questioning.
Trips / websites to support learning
This term Year 3 and Year 4 children will be going on a trip to Victoria Park and the Natural History Museum.
Please follow our twitter accounts for weekly updates of life in school!
Saint George- @StGeorgeClass
Saint John the Apostle- @WorldOfYear4
Saint Clare- @StClareClass
Should you have any further questions please contact the office to make an appointment.
Mrs. Brampton, Mrs Harrison and Miss Chapple