Yr 3 & 4 – Miss Hill – Ogston
Year 3/4 Spring
Our Topic this term is Flow.
Home learning ideas are listed below; we will share this during the week. How many can you do?
- How many songs can you list that mention water or rivers? Get your family and friends to help, and then have some fun singing a selection!
- Help organise your family’s recycling, taking the glass to a bottle bank or visiting your local household waste recycling centre.
- Visit a river and test the flow by playing Pooh sticks. It’s easy… just drop a stick from a bridge into the water and let it race your friends’ sticks under the bridge!
- Visit a gallery and look at river paintings. Why do you think so many artists are inspired by water? Draw, paint or take photos of a beautiful river scene.
- Grow something edible. Potatoes are easy to grow and tasty to eat!
- Be a landscape gardener! Visit a garden centre and look at water features. Could you make one in your garden? You’ll need water, soil, pipes, jugs and maybe some pretty stones.
- Go pond dipping. Take a net and a light-coloured bowl or bucket to get a good view of your collected specimens. Remember to put back any creatures you catch.
- Help a member of your family to wash a car, or visit an automatic carwash. Which method do you think uses the least water?
- Make a rain gauge and use it to measure rainfall in your garden.
- Put on wellies on a wet day and go on a puddle expedition. See who can find the biggest puddle, then splash through it!
- Place different items in a puddle or water-filled container to see which ones float and which ones sink. Maybe not your adult’s mobile phone.
- Experiment with water current. See if you can make things move in or across water without touching them.
- Make rainbows with a garden hose on a sunny day. Are you dressed for a water fight?
- Watch raindrops race down a window. Choose one to watch and see what happens as it meanders down and comes into contact with other droplets.
- Find out how to save water around the home. Make a list of top tips to advise your family on water conservation.
Spellings Weekly spellings will continue to focus on high frequency words as listed in the National Curriculum. Spellings will be given on a Monday and tested the following week.
Reading Please continue to encourage your child to read at home. We always welcome book reviews and recommendations to encourage other readers in class. Do not forget to check out and read the Top 20 Must Reads.
Grammar Hammer This will be given out on Monday to be completed and returned any day but by the following Monday at the latest. Please encourage your child to complete this homework as it supports the grammar, punctuation and spelling learning, which takes place within the classroom.
In Maths this term we will be concentrating on place value and the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
Times tables A quick recall of times tables facts are an essential skill to support understanding in mathematics. Encourage your child to practise, as all children in year 4 need to know their times tables to 12 x 12 and the related division facts. Times tables will be tested during the following week. To reinforce times table knowledge, every child has a Rockstars log on. Please encourage your child to use Rockstars a few times a week. From this academic year all Year 4 children will take part in a statutory times tables test.
Maths Skills Check Homework will be given weekly to support and consolidate the learning in class. This is given out on Monday to be completed and returned any day but by the following Monday at the latest. Your child should use the ‘Prompt Sheets’ to support them. They will complete this task independently the following week.
PE PE will take place two afternoons a week. Please ensure that your child has both an indoor and outdoor PE kit, as we will be venturing outside as much as we can.
Indoor PE Kit – White t-shirt, black shorts and trainers or pumps
Outdoor PE Kit -White t-shirt, joggers, leggings or tracksuit bottoms, pumps/trainers and a hooded jacket or jumper.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT
Changes are afoot in our EYFS unit! We are excited to announce that from September, we will have a separate nursery alongside two smaller Reception classes. We have had so much interest in nursery places this year that we have not been able to accommodate everyone’s wishes for extra hours or morning vs afternoon sessions. This has resulted in disappointment for some families and in other families being unable to attend our nursery as planned. A designated nursery class from September will allow us to offer a mix of full and part time places, up to about 12 full time and 28 part time.
14/01/2020 - Panto in school: Beauty and the Beast
15/01/2020 - Career Day - open afternoon from 2pm
16/01/2020 - Special meal day (sandwiches invited to book a dinner)
21/01/2020 - Swimming starts - Howden class
05/02/2020 - Try a meal with your child (parents invited to dinner) followed by Online Safety Open Afternoon (2pm)
17/02/2020 - HALF TERM
24/02/2020 - INSET DAY