Hall Orchard Lane, Frisby on the Wreake, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 2NH
Striving for Success
Teacher: Mrs Jayne Cooper
Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Gammon, Mrs Scoffield & Mrs Stapleton
The School Day:
Morning: 9.00 – 12.30
Break: 10.50 – 11.05
Assembly: 11.05 – 11.20
Lunchtime: 12.30 – 1.35
Afternoon: 1.35 – 3.25
Areas of work for this term
In English, we will be writing explanation texts and short stories. The children will explore the different poems and use them as a basis for writing their own poetry. Grammar, spelling and punctuation will remain a strong focus throughout and the children will have plenty of opportunities to practise and develop these skills.
In Maths will continue to work on fractions. We will be starting to learn more about time, measures, shape, mass, capacity, position and direction.
Eating and digestion
The children will be learning about what humans and animals eat and how food is digested.
Living in environments
The children will identify a variety of different habitats, group organisms, identify plants and animals and explore the human impact on the environment.
The children will continue to develop their map skills to find out about the geography of the USA.
We will be learning about the Roman invasion of Britain. This will also be this term’s My Style homework.
The children will find out who William Morris was, have a go at trying some of the techniques he used and recreate some of his most famous work.
We will play and compose our own singing games.
We will be learning about why people pray and finding out what Christians learn from the creation story.
Homework will be given out in a book on a Wednesday. It must be returned to school by the following Monday. This allows us time to sort out for the following day, so we would be really grateful if you could help your child to remember to bring it in.
Each week the book will normally (not always!) include the following:
Children should be reading regularly to an adult and recording this in their reading diary. They should ensure that their reading diary is signed by you or another adult at least once a week; so that we know they are remembering to bring books home and practise. We will check diaries are signed every Friday.
Clothing and Belongings
Cloakroom space is extremely limited so please ensure your child does not bring more to school than is necessary. The only items children need to be bringing on a daily basis are reading books and diary, water bottle / snack (if desired, fruit is available everyday) and packed lunch (if needed). Children do not need to bring toys to school.
Children should have their PE kit in school at all times. If possible, please ensure this is contained in a small drawstring bag (again saving on cloakroom space). For PE, children need to ensure they have uniform in-line with the new uniform policy and it must be labelled.
Thank you for your support. If you ever have any queries, please feel free to ask.
English: Spelling Word list – Years 3 and 4