A big thank you and goodbye to Year 3 for being a brilliant year group. We will miss you!
Have a great summer!
Mrs Summers, Mrs Khera and Mrs Dale
We hope that you have had a nice break and are ready for an exciting 'Science Week' in the first week back where we will do lots of fun experiments and activities as well as learning about rocks and fossils!
This half term our theme is called ‘How can we make living here better for everyone?’ which has a mainly geographical focus. We will exploring Binley Woods and the surrounding areas by using maps and conducting fieldwork to observe the human and physical features. With this in mind, we have decided to explore the current debates around the closure of the Coventry Speedway in nearby Brandon and will be inviting a visitor into school to help us with our research.
This half term we will begin in Science week to look at how to present data in bar graphs. We will learn how to count in tenths as well as solving missing number and money problems with all operations. In geometry, we will explore angles in relation to compass points and turns. Measures will also be covered this half term in the context of capacity and time. The children need to continue to practise their multiplication and division facts for the 3x, 4x and 8x tables as these are the key ones for our year group.
In English, we will be writing discussion texts whilst thinking about the arguments for and against keeping the Coventry Speedway open. We will be using a text called ‘Window’ by Jeannie Baker which is based on the changes in a geographical landscape to base our story writing on.
Our core skills topic this term is ‘Speaking and Listening’ and the targets we have chosen link in nicely to the Geography work we are doing in relation to the Coventry Speedway and discussion texts in English.
P.E- P.E lessons will be on a Monday and Wednesday this term, so please ensure that your child has their complete kit on these days. Please ensure that your child has suitable footwear (trainers) for this as well as some jogging bottoms as some sessions will be outdoors and the weather is still a little unpredictable! The indoor kit of shorts, house group T-Shirt and pumps are also still required.
Our science unit is called 'Amazing bodies' where we will be thinking about how our bodies need the right nutrition. As well as this, we will be exploring how skeletons and muscles work.
R.E. We will be researching about saints in both Christianity and Sikhism. We will exploring the qualities of saints and how people stand up for themselves and their beliefs.
The children will be learning about changes and how to manage feelings that arise from these changes.
We will be using illustrations in 'Window' by Jeannie Baker to observe and base our sketching on.
Reading- Please continue to read with your child at least 3 times a week. Those children on free readers are able to select books from the class library or can choose one from home. Please write a comment in your child’s reading record book when you have read with them. A list of the types of questions that you can ask your child when you read with them have now been added to the class page.
Spellings- The children will be given a spellings book to take home with them on a Wednesday. These will contain spellings from the statutory Year 3/4 spelling list as we have now covered all of the spelling focuses in the Read, Write Inc spellings books. We will be looking at ways in which we can remember these spellings by using mnemonics
or words within words for example.
Maths- The children will be set a task to complete from ‘My Maths’ which is an online resource, this will be relevant to the maths learning for that week. This is set on a Wednesday to be completed by the following Wednesday. The children will also be expected to complete one page from the Schofield and Sims workbooks by Wednesday.
More guidance on homework expectations can be found in the home learning section in the document entitled 'Home learning information sheet'.