Hall Orchard Lane, Frisby on the Wreake, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 2NH
Striving for Success
Teacher: Mrs Louise Spencer & Mrs Rachel Butler
Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Bailey, Mrs Jane, Miss East,
Mrs Hornbuckle & intervention support from Mrs Scoffield and Mrs Blake
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 basing our writing on Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl. The children will explore the different poems and use them as a basis for writing their own poetry, narratives and non-narratives. Later in the term we will be studying ‘Myths and Legends’. Grammar, spelling and punctuation will remain a strong focus throughout and the children will have plenty of opportunities to practice and develop these skills. Also there will be a strong emphasis on the Year 3/4 tricky word list, homophones, prefixes and suffixes.
In Maths we will be starting to learn more about time and measures. These will be our key topics however we will continue to practise general written calculations to keep children fluent and confident. Later in the term, we will be looking at shape and statistics.
Our main theme for the term is ‘Crime and Punishment’ however we will cover each foundation subject separately to ensure children develop key skills in each area.
Living in environments – The children will examine different habitats, the creatures that live in them and their relevant adaptations.
Changing sounds– The children will explore how different sounds are created and will focus on what vibrations are through a series of scientific investigations.
The United Kingdom – The children will continue to develop their map to discover more about the UK’s rivers, cities, towns, counties, hills and coasts.
Crime and punishment– The children will study crime and punishment in the Roman, Viking, Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, Victorian periods and compare them to the crime and punishment of today.
Andy Warhol– The children will find out who Andy Warhol was, have a go at trying some of the techniques he used and recreate some of his most famous work.
Sandwiches Snacks – The children will plan, make and evaluate their own healthy sandwich snack. They will explore what makes a healthy snack and taste test a variety of ingredients that they could use.
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 practice. 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