This term, our Learning experience is focused upon three subjects: English, Computing and Citizenship. The whole school will be learning skills from these curricular area culminating in an English outcome.
We will be working closely with the Mare and Foal Sanctuary at Coombe Park to answer the question: How can we support a local charity? This will involve debating the importance of supporting national or local charities, the best ways of supporting charities and how we can be persuasive in our writing to gain support for the Mare and Foal Sanctuary. Our learning experience will involve interviewing the promotional team from Mare and Foal, discussing the best way to make leaflets with a graphic designer and learning about film making. This will culminate in a persuasive leaflet and a promotional video to support the charity which will be presented on the 11th October at the Mare and Foal Sanctuary.
We are working hard on place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division during the Autumn term. Particular focus is our times tables and we are aiming to be ‘masters’ in them at least by the end of the year. Your support in learning these is greatly appreciated and I am happy to suggest some apps that may help. We are also really working on our reasoning skills. These are the skills that enable us to explain why a particular strategy has been chosen, why an answer is right or wrong, why an answer can’t be right to name but a few We will be tackling the Year 4 / 5 Maths objectives through problem solving and challenges as well as developing fluency.
Reading books and records should be brought to school and taken home every day. In Class 3, children should read for a minimum of 15-20 minutes daily, at home, independently or with an adult. Please complete and sign reading diaries on a regular basis: we collect in the records daily so this is an ideal way for you to pass on any messages to us if you need to. The children’s reading ability will continue to be assessed during guided and individual reading sessions. If you have any questions about reading, please contact me. We will be appointing some librarians from Year 5 to help promote the use of the library throughout our class and the school. We will also use Bug club and will pass on the relevant log in details as soon as possible.
At key stage 2 children investigate and consider the impact of religion and belief locally, nationally and globally. They
At key stage 2 children study, in a more systematic way Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism and Islam and non-religious worldviews such as Humanism.
Class 3 will have two PE sessions per week. This term we are looking at Tag Rugby and Netball, but these will changed throughout the year to incorporate different aspects of the P.E curriculum. Although these sessions are timetabled for a Wednesday and Thursday, sometimes bad weather means we need to change the day so can you please ensure that PE kit and suitable trainers are in school at all times. If for any reason your child is unable to participate in PE, could you please let me know that morning. Can all kit (and uniform for that matter) please be named.
We had an amazing day creating cave pictures underneath the tables, making models of Stone Age houses, tasting Stone Age fruit stew, singing ‘Stone Age Rock’ listening to stories, watching clips and taking part in drama activities. Have a look at the photographs below…