This week’s learning

Drip Drip Drip

This week we learned about some of the world’s water reserves and the top 5 cleanest rivers in the world. We also took part in a science experiment with water to observe changes in states of matter. Finally, we wrote our own shape poems about water based on the book ‘The Drop in my Drink’.

Maths

This week we subtracted fractions with the same denominator. We also looked at tenths and the equivalent decimals of tenths in fractions and with whole numbers.

Stars of the Week

Polo class – Roxie

Cousteau class – Tyler

Seacole class – Jershon

Homework

Science/Geography

This half term we are asking the children to produce a project that will be due in on Tuesday 31st March 2020. Children will have the choice of three different projects to do:

Create a diagram of the Water Cycle.

OR

Design a comic strip to show the journey of water based on the text ‘The Drop in my Drink’.

OR

Create your own world map to show the most famous rivers.

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.

This week’s learning

Drip Drip Drip

This week we began our new topic based around water. We read the story ‘The Drop in my Drink’ and took part in some role play activities around it. We also performed some water poems and began to look at the features of shape poems.

Maths

This week we have continued our work on fractions. We have used fraction walls to help us find equivalent fractions and added fractions with the same denominator.

Stars of the week

Polo class – Thashvin

Cousteau class – Shangavi

Seacole class – Anthony

Homework

Science/Geography

This half term we are asking the children to produce a project that will be due in on Tuesday 31st March 2020. Children will have the choice of three different projects to do:

Create a diagram of the Water Cycle.

OR

Design a comic strip to show the journey of water based on the text ‘The Drop in my Drink’.

OR

Create your own world map to show the most famous rivers.

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.