This week’s learning

Victorious Vikings

We have ended our learning on the Vikings by looking at why they chose to live in Britain rather than Norway and discussed the reign of Edward the Confessor. We also wrote our stories based on our novel ‘How to Train your Dragon’.

Maths

We have continued to work on fractions. We have been finding unit fractions and non-unit fractions of amounts.

Stars of the Week

Polo class – Sabrina

Cousteau class – Olivia

Seacole class – Ebeneezer

Homework

Science

For our next topic, we will be looking at the Water Cycle. Over the half term, we would like you to do some research on the Water Cycle and record what you find.

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 have extra spellings that they need to practise over the half term in their homework books. They will be checked the first Tuesday morning back.

Reading

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

Next week’s learning w/b 10/02/2020

Victorious Vikings

We will be writing our stories adapted from How to Train your Dragon.

Maths

We will continue our work on fractions.

Swimming

Monday 10th February will be our last swimming session this academic year. Please ensure your child brings their swimming kit.

This week’s learning

Victorious Vikings

This week we have been exploring the structure of the story of How to Train your Dragon and adapting it to plan our own stories.

Maths

This week we have completed our unit on multiplication and division and begun work on fractions. We began by identifying unit and non-unit fractions.

Stars of the Week

Polo class – Georgi

Cousteau class – Zafira

Seacole class – Nathan

Homework

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.