Hall Orchard Lane, Frisby on the Wreake, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 2NH
Striving for Success
Teachers: Mrs Pyatt until February half term & Miss Copley from after February half term
Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Hornbuckle, Mrs Scoffield & Mrs Stapleton
The School Day:
Morning: 9.00 – 12.30 (Assembly: 9.10 -9.30 Break:10.50– 11.05)
Lunchtime: 12.30 – 1.35
Afternoon: 1.35 – 3.25
Areas of work for this term
In English we will be studying a range of short texts which will encourage the children to practise and develop their reading skills. We will be encouraging this through discussion of the text and the children will have opportunities to read both as a class and discuss the text in small groups. We will also explore a short story which will enable them to write their own story and a diary entry. Throughout their 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 to learn about how to find the area and perimeter of shapes. We will continue our 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.
Our main focus for the term is ‘Our Changing Planet’ so our topic lessons will link to this.
Science - Animals and Humans
Geography - Our Changing Planet/Map skills
Art Lowry - Children will experiment with this style for portrait and structural paintings.
PE - Football, Netball
Homework will continue to be given out in a book on a Thursday. It must be returned to school by the following Wednesday. 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:
• An English activity (e.g. worksheet, reading comprehension or short piece of writing)
• A Maths activity (this may be a practical activity, a worksheet or something to practise)
• A spelling activity based on our spelling rule for the week (given on a Monday)
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 school uniform policy and it must be labelled. Shinpads will be required for football.
Thank you for your support. If you ever have any queries, please feel free to ask.
English: Spelling Word list – Years 3 and 4