Miss Greening- Class Teacher
Mrs Walker and Mrs Easton - Teaching Assistants
Mrs Easton - PPA Teacher
Summer - Our topic for this term is 'The Amazing Amazon'. We will explore the continent of South America, specifically the Amazon rainforest and river. We will research and understand the human features of the Amazon and the importance it has upon the whole world. We will be reading 'The Journey to the River Sea' by Eva Ibbotson, to link our topic work with our reading and writing.
P.E will take place on Thursday and Friday, so please ensure your child comes into school wearing appropriate P.E. kit. Long hair must be tied back and earrings removed or covered with a plaster.
In Key Stage 2, children are expected to be reading for enjoyment with greater independence. Therefore, pupils are expected to read at home at least 4 times a week; this will be monitored during planner checks. It is still important for children to read to an adult, even if they are fluent readers. This will develop their comprehension skills.
Children will also participate in three specific guided reading sessions a week to develop a broad range of reading skills. These sessions will be based on a range of different genres.
Children will receive a list of spellings to learn at home each Friday. They will be tested on these spellings the Friday, so again please try to practise these at home with your child on a regular basis.
Times tables are a highly important aspect of mathematics, requiring a great deal of support at home as well as at school. At the end of Year 4, children are expected to know all of their times tables up to 12x12. This will be tested at the end of Year 4 in a national test. We therefore try to develop confidence in times tables throughout Year 3.
The children are expected to play 20 minutes on 'garage' which will be set on a Friday and due to be completed by the following Friday.
Tuesday - Please can your child bring their planner in on a Tuesday, so I can check that your child has read 4 times that week, and so reading books to be changed.
We encourage all the children to bring in a bottle of water for drinking during lessons.
If you do have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to call the school office to arrange a telephone appointment or email the class email address: Class3@stamfordbridgeschool.co.uk