Welcome to Y3/4HM.
We have made a super start to the term and have already had some interesting and exciting activities.
This term our topic is 'The Romans' and we have already enjoyed our very own Romans vs Celts battle! Over the coming weeks we are going to learn all about the Roman Empire, Emperor Caesar and Boudicca along with creating our very
own shields, coins and much more. We are looking forward to showcasing our work when we have completed our topic, and hope you will join us. (More information will be given nearer the time.)
On return to school, the children in 3/4HM turned detective to try to find out just who (or what?) had caused the muddy prints on the window, the wet and soggy window ledge and a piece of ripped red material...
We have begun our 'Talk for Write' narrative topic on 'Little Red Riding Hood' and the children are currently at the 'imitate' stage, where they will learn the story accurately before progressing to the 'innovate' stage, where they will use the structure to make amendments to the story and develop it in their own style. We look forward to reading the finished pieces.
The class will be dismissed from the door at the top of the playground (near the play equipment), where they will be dismissed by myself, unless permission is granted by parent or carer for the child to leave on their own or with a third party. I appreciate this can be awkward in cases, although we are fully committed to safeguarding your children and have their very best interests at heart.
Homework will be given every Wednesday, to be returned the following Monday.
PE (indoors) will be on a Tuesday (am)
PE (outdoors) will be on a Thursday (pm) and will be hockey for this half term. Please ensure children have correct PE kit that is suitable for our increasingly cold weather.
The children will be given their 'Times Table Rockstars' logins, which will allow them to access the online games and earn rewards while having fun. We urge the children to use this to practise their times tables as we can not stress just how important these are!
Also, the children will be receiving a reading record, where any reading at home can be recorded and any comments you may wish to add. As reading is vital for all areas of the curriculum and such an important skill for life, could we ask that you attempt to read with your child (at least) 3 times per week. This can be anything from their school reading book to the back of a cereal packet - all reading counts!
We are looking forward to a fantastic year. If there are any questions, please feel free to ask.