Hall Orchard Lane, Frisby on the Wreake, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 2NH
Striving for Success
Teacher: Miss Rebecca Copley
Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Rosemary Gammon & Mrs Carla Stapleton and intervention support from Mrs Scoffield
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 studying ‘Katie Morag’ which will link closely to our history topic ‘Scotland’. We will be developing reading skills through discussion of the text and the children will have opportunities to read to the rest of the class and discuss the text in small groups. We will write a range of texts including instructions and diary entries. Throughout these pieces of writing children will continue to develop their knowledge and use of grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence construction. Spelling is a really important aspect of writing and vital for ensuring children meet end of year expectations. Please see spelling list attached.
In Maths we will be starting on area for year 4 and money for year 3. We will then have a strong focus on multiplication and division, before moving on to fractions and decimals later in the term. Children in Year 3 will be working on knowing their 3, 4 and 8 times tables fluently and children in Year 4 will be working on knowing tables up to 12x12. The children will then use this knowledge to solve problems and deepen their understanding. We will begin to look at the written method for multiplication as well as continuing to practise column addition and subtraction.
Our main focus for the term is ‘Scotland’ so our History and Geography lessons will link to this.
States of matter- solid, liquids and gases
Scotland - landscape
Scottish invasion - through learning about the Anglo Saxons, Picts and Scots
Lowry - Children will experiment with this style for portrait and structural paintings.
Homework will be given out in a book on a Wednesday. It must be returned to school by the following Tuesday. 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 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). Some children seem to bring bags much larger than needed and this can make our cloakroom very difficult to manage!
Please ensure all clothing is labelled.
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. Shinpads will be required for football.
Teaching Arrangements from February Half Term
After February Half Term, I will be starting my maternity leave and the Governors have appointed Mrs Jayne Cooper to teach Class 3 in my absence. Mrs Cooper regularly teaches in the school and is well known by all the children.
Thank you for your support. If you ever have any queries, please feel free to ask.
English: Spelling Word list – Years 3 and 4