Welcome to Elm Class Years 3 & 4
Teachers: Mrs R Saunders and Mrs E Lewis
Teaching Assistants: Mrs E Young, Mrs Z Dycer and Mrs J Jeffery
This week we have been making Christingles with Mrs Marks, to celebrate the Christian festival of Candlemas. We have been busy writing mystery stories as well as non-chronological reports about space. We are looking forward to learning some poems next week, in preparation for our poetry celebration on Friday.
The children are enjoying our topic so far this term. We have started weaving with natural materials as may have been used in the Neolithic period of the Stone Age, as well as learning about pre-historic animals. In maths, we have been learning further about written methods of addition and subtraction (including ‘expanded’ methods). The homework this week encourages the children to be ambitious and test themselves, hopefully putting some of these methods into practice. Have fun!
Welcome to the Spring Term.
It has been a short but busy week back to school!
We will be sending our termly booklet home next week, so look out for lots of exciting things we have planned. Our history topic is ‘Stone Age to the Iron Age’. If you have any resources at home which we may borrow, please send them in! There are spellings and times tables to learn for next Friday please.
Homework and Home Learning
Times Tables for Thursday 22nd February:-
These need to be learned so that you are able to answer questions speedily and out of sequence.
Year 3: 2 x table and 5 x table
Year 4: Keep learning the times tables you are unsure of. Each week now, you have 5 minutes to complete as much of the 12 x 12 tables grid as you can.
There is some paper based maths homework this week, which involves collecting some data and creating your own bar graph.
Reading rewards for the Spring Term 2018
As always, we continue to encourage the children to read at home and to have their book signed by an adult at least 3 times per week. For every 4 weeks that your child has reached the home reading target, they can choose a small reward. There are lots of goodies on offer!
This term, the reading record books will continue to be checked every Thursday for our records.
Keep up the good work and let us know if you have read a really good book!