This week’s learning

Anti-Bullying Week

We have had lots of circle times this week to discuss the themes around anti-bullying week, including diversity and discrimination. We were lucky to take part in a workshop provided for us that focused on these themes and helped the children to look for both similarities and differences in people. We discussed how we are all unique though we may have different things in common. The children all engaged fantastically in these discussions and contributed very insightful ideas and opinions.

Topic

This week we have been learning about the digestive system. We created a comic strip to show the journey of the food through the body and the organs involved in digestion. We have also been looking at the features of an explanation text and have planned our own to explain how the digestive system works.

Maths

This week we have continued to use the redistribution strategy to solve addition problems. This has involved redistributing ones or tens from one number to another in a calculation so that it is the next multiple of 10 or 100.

Stars of the Week

Polo class – Arun

Cousteau class – Pranaab

Seacole class – Ocean and Nathan

Homework

Topic

This half term we are asking the children to produce a project. The project will run over the half-term. Children will have the choice of three different projects to do:

Build a model of teeth/the digestive system or a healthy nutritious meal using recycled material.

OR

Create a fact file about ‘teeth’, explaining what they are, their simple functions and how to take of them.

OR

Design and make a board game encouraging children to eat healthily.

Any questions please ask your child’s class teacher.

Maths

During the school week children will have the opportunity to practise their times tables. On Friday they will be tested, so please help them learn their times tables. Quick recall of the times tables is the foundation for maths and will assist your child to become a member of club 144.

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) In GPS we are looking at Common Exception Words from the Year 3/4 word list and  prefixes ‘in-,’ ‘il-‘, ‘im-‘, and ‘ir-‘ e.g. invisible, illegal, impatient and irregular. We will also continue practising different strategies, to help learn words children find personally challenging. The Year3/4 spelling list can be found at the front of the ‘Home School Liaison’ books.

Reading

The expectation is that children read every day. ‘Home School Liaison’ books will be checked every week for either children’s or adult’s comments. Please sign each week to show your child is reading at home.

Topic homework is due in on Monday 16h December 2019.

Next week’s learning w/b 11/11/19

Topic

We will be looking at the digestive system.

Maths

We will be continuing to use the new strategies we have learned.

Anti-Bullying Week

We will be taking part in activities around Anti-Bullying. For this, we would like to encourage the children to wear odd socks to school.

This week’s learning

Topic

This week we have begun our new topic Happy Healthy Humans. This topic will be science based and focus on animals and humans. This week we have recapped what we previously learned about the different types of teeth and their functions.

Maths

This week we have used two new strategies to help us solve addition and subtraction problems. These included the redistribution strategy (giving a one to the next number in the addition) and the round and adjust strategy (when adding 8 or 9, adding 10 and then subtracting 2 or 1).