Science

This half term we are asking the children to produce a project that will be due in next Tuesday 11th February 2020. Children will have the choice of three different projects to do:

Create a shoebox habitat – using a shoebox, recyclable materials and natural resources, you can create a new habitat for your favourite animal. Consider what your animal will need in their home and how you will provide it. (You don’t need an animal for this! Just think about what you would like to put in their home.)

OR

Create a fact file about an endangered species of animal and how changes in the environment are impacting on their homes.

OR

Create a poster to show your learning and understanding of animal classification keys. Show how different animals are grouped and use vibrant, colourful pictures to give your poster the wow factor.

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. In addition to this, children should be accessing their Mathletics every day and completing the activities set for them. https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS)

Each week at school, we learn new spelling rules and practise strategies to help the children learn the spelling of words so they are prepared to complete a dictation on Friday mornings. To help them further, we ask that they practise the words in the Year 3/4 spelling list at home. The children now have homework books, in which we will give them the spellings from that week which they need to continue practising at home. The homework books will be checked every Tuesday morning.

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.