Welcome to 3H!
We are taught by Mrs Hodson and Mrs Maddison and supported by Mrs Brown, Miss Walker and Miss Leivers at different times throughout the week.
This term, our topic is 'Art Attack'. In this topic, we will be learning about the life, times and works of a range of famous artists, scupltors and musicians. We will start by looking at the works of Henri Matisse and Georgia O'Keefe.
In our English work, we will be writing narratives as well as non-chronological reports and persuasive leaflets linked to our topic. We are basing some of our story-writing on the clip 'The Lighthouse', which is a short, heart-warming tale of a lighthouse keeper. Alongside this, we will continue to develop our reading skills through a variety of texts and comprehensions in Cracking Comprehension. We are making progress in our spelling by using the Read Write Inc. programme and the children will continue to bring home their weekly spellings (which link to that week's rule). The children also spend time at school learning the statutory Y3/4 spellings and have been given these to practise at home too. Depending on which group they are in, they may not have a log book but will be given other spellings according to their need.
Thank you for your support with the children’s reading since January. It has been wonderful to see the children's love of reading blossom and the majority of the children read at least 4 times a week. This is having a huge impact on their confidence, fluency and level of undertanding of the text. Please continue to hear your child read regularly and sign their reading diary.
Our maths work, this term, will cover a variety of areas including doubling and halving, rounding, addition and subtraction (including money), telling the time, times tables, estimating and measuring and multiplication and division. Knowing their times tables can make a huge difference to a child's confidence in maths and any opportunity to practise the 3, 4 and 8 times tables at home would be welcomed with some children aiming to learn the rest of the times tables before the end of the year! Your help with this at home would be fantastic! Helping your child to learn to tell the time to the nearest minute on both analogue and digital clocks would be a huge advantage because this is a concept which many children find difficult at first.
Homework is an important way to support your child's learning in class. English and Maths homework will now be sent home on a Monday and should be returned and completed by the following Monday. The children love using Times Tables Rockstars and this is a fun way to improve their times tables knowledge especially their recall speed. Short, daily practising of the weekly spellings and the Y3/4 spellings will also help your child develop their ability to apply the spelling rules. Children will continue to bring home a banded reading book but should also be encouraged to read a range of other good quality books. Please come and see me if you require any further information about how to help your child with their homework.
Times Table Rock Stars: https://ttrockstars.com/login
Abacus Maths Games: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk
Tate Modern Museum: http://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-henri-matisse
The Lighthouse clip: https://www.literacyshed.com/the-lighthouse.html