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Class 34E

Summer Fair Planning

We had a fantastic time planning and organising our Summer Fair project during enterprise week.

Topic News Information June 2015

Last half term we had a super day on our trip to Matlock Bath.   The children were very busy learning all about how tourism has developed in Matlock Bath.  They also learned lots of things about rocks and soils.  After learning all about perspective, they produced some lovely artwork linked to Matlock Bath. 

Our topic for this half term is called ‘The Arab World’.  We will be learning about The Arab world in history.  The children will be producing some interesting art work based around pattern in art and computing.  In PSHE the children will be covering a unit of work based on relationships this unit also covers aspects of Sex Education – we will let you know when this is happening.

Please note:  Spelling tests will continue to be on Wednesdays

Maths Targets
Maths Targets are now linked to the units of work taught in class.  The children have layered targets for each unit stuck in their maths books.

Reading Targets
Below are our reading targets that we will be working on during guided/individual reading sessions.  

Could Even

I can discuss a range of words and phrases, from different parts of the text, that capture the reader’s interest and imagination.

Could

I can discuss in detail words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination.

Should

I can discuss words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination.

 Must

I can discuss my favourite words and phrases

Science Targets

- Can I group living things in different ways?

 

- Can I use classification keys to group, identify and name living things?

 

- Can I describe how changes to an environment could endanger living things?

 

- Can I relevant scientific questions?

Homework

Homework tasks will be set at the end of each week.  We expect all homework to be returned to school by Wednesday unless otherwise stated this includes online homework.  Homework should be placed in the homework tray.  Children who do not complete the homework by Wednesday will have to miss part of golden time to complete it.  In addition to the set tasks, we expect that children will be working on their maths targets and reading regularly at home.

Miss Edwards and Mrs Ferreday

June 2015 Topic Web: Arab World

Click to download our top web, showing all the exciting things we will be learning this term.

Sunflower challenge

Mr Newbolt has kindly given each child a sunflower to look after for this year's sunflower competition. Children are to plant the sunflower and use all the skills we have learned this year in order to look after it. They will need to measure it regularly and record the growth. (see this homework link for more details).

Mr. Newbolt brought the sunflowers into school and talked to the children about the best ways to look after them and how to protect them from slugs! He also answered the children's questions about ways to get the best results. Good luck with growing your sunflowers and a massive thank you to Mr. Newbolt for growing them all.

April 2015 Newsletter

Topic News
Last half term the children really enjoyed learning all about The Romans.  Mr Hussain has now finished his teaching placement.  We wish him lots of luck for the rest of his teaching degree. 

Our topic for this half term is called ‘A day out in Matlock Bath’.  Following on from our trip, we will be learning more about why Matlock Bath is a tourist attraction. The topic will be centred on a Geography theme and we will be covering skills in Art and Science as well.  

Please note:  Spelling tests will now be on Wednesdays

Maths Targets
Maths Targets are now linked to the units of work taught in class.  The children have layered targets for each unit stuck in their maths books.

Reading Targets
Below are our reading targets that we will be working on during guided/individual reading sessions.  

Could Even

I can explain my answers to questions about a range of different genres, in detail, using several different examples from across the text.

Could

I can explain my answers to questions about the text, using 2 or 3 different examples.

Should

I can explain my answers to questions about the text using an example from the text and the word BECAUSE.

 Must 

I can find information in a text using skimming and scanning skills.

Homework
Homework tasks will be set at the end of each week.  We expect all homework to be returned to school by Wednesday unless otherwise stated this includes online homework.  Homework should be placed in the homework tray.  In addition to the set tasks, we expect that children will be working on their maths targets and reading regularly at home.

Miss Edwards and Mrs Ferreday

April 2015 Topic Web

Click to download our top web, showing all the exciting things we will be learning this term.

Rock Research!

Following on from our trip class 3/4E have enjoyed researching and exploring the properties of various rocks!!!

Newsletter February 2015

Topic News

We had a great January half term creating weather forecast reports and weather performance poems.  We also enjoyed getting stuck in with some great cooking projects (a little bit of our cookery work will continue this half term as we need high adult to pupil ratios for this, so it takes a bit longer to cover the work needed)

Our new topic this half term will be all about The Romans and will have a history focus.  Please see our topic web for more detailed information.

Other Information
Our lower Key stage 2 performance ‘Sam and Sammy Shammy and the double whammy’ will be shown on the 11th and 12th of March. Spelling focus will return to being taught in classes. Children who were previously with another group will work with a teaching assistant on separate targets.

Please note:  Spelling tests will continue to be on a Wednesday.

Maths Targets

We have decided to change our maths targets system as a whole school.  Your child will now have targets for each unit of work in maths.  Mrs Biggin, our maths co-ordinator, will be sending a letter to provide you with more information about our new system.

This half term there will also be an ongoing focus is on learning the times tables especially the 8’s and 6’s. A useful website which is tablet friendly is  ‘www.topmarks.co.uk’ -> click on learning games -> multiplication and division ->play the first game ‘ hit the button’. This game allows you to choose your own multiplication tables to practice and encourages them to beat their own score.

Reading Targets
Below are our reading targets that we will be working on during guided/individual reading sessions.  

 Could

I can locate information using skimming, scanning and text marking.

 Should

I can use a range of organisational features to locate information, such as labels, diagrams and charts.

 Must

 

I can find answers to questions in non-fiction texts, stories and poems.

Science Targets
As the children are split over 2 classes for Science, we have included both relevant unit statements that they will be covering. Mrs. Wilson is covering Forces and Magnets and Miss Edwards is covering Animals.

Forces and magnets

Can I explore and describe how objects move on different surfaces?

Can I explain how some forces require contact and some do not, giving examples.

Can I explore and explain how objects attract and repel in relation to objects and other magnets?

Can I predict whether objects will be magnetic and carry out an enquiry to test this out?

Can I describe how magnets work?

 

Animals, including humans

Can I identify and name the parts of the human digestive system?

Can I describe the functions of the organs in the human digestive system?

Can I identify and describe the different types of teeth in humans?

Can I describe the functions of different human teeth?

Can I use food chains to identify producers, predators and prey?

Can I construct food chains to identify producers, predators and prey?

Homework
Homework tasks will be set at the end of each week. Spelling will be sent home on a Wednesday.  We expect all homework to be returned to school by Wednesday unless otherwise stated this includes online homework. Homework should be placed in the homework tray.  In addition to the set tasks, we expect that children will be working on their maths targets and reading regularly at home.

Miss Edwards and Mrs. Ferreday

Topic News Information: December 2014

Topic News

We have had an exciting (and very muddy!) half term exploring our local area.Thank you for all your support in exploring the rest of the route with your children in your own time. Our next topic is called ‘Wicked Weather’ This topic has a geography focus where we will be looking at how weather affects the environment.

Other Information

Mrs. Ferreday will be returning to work on a part time basis. She will be working Wednesday afternoons and all day Thursday and Friday. I will be working Monday and Tuesday all day and Wednesday mornings.

Please note:  Spelling tests will now be on Wednesdays

Maths Targets (Multiplication/Division)

Below is a copy of our class maths targets for the half term. The ‘should’ target is the expected target that we are hoping most children will reach. The ‘must’ target is the one that children will begin at and the ‘could’ target is for higher attaining children.

Targets

Geometry

 

Could

I can name and sort a variety of quadrilaterals and triangles based on their properties.

 

Should

 

I can identify different types of lines including vertical, horizontal, diagonal, parallel and perpendicular

 

Must

I can identify and sort 2D and 3D shapes depending on their properties e.g. number of sides

Here are some websites you might like to use:

Reading Targets

Below are our reading targets that we will be working on during guided/individual reading sessions.  

 Could

I can pull together clues from the action, dialogue AND description in a text to find hidden messages (infer meaning).

 

Should

I can use evidence from the text to support my ideas about hidden messages (inferences) in the text.

 

Must

 

I can explain SIMPLE hidden messages (inferences) in the text that are about how characters act, feel and think.

Homework

Homework tasks will be set at the end of each week.  We expect all homework to be returned to school by Wednesday unless otherwise stated this includes online homework.  Homework should be placed in the homework tray.  In addition to the set tasks we expect that children will be working on their maths targets and reading regularly at home. 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Miss Edwards

Topic Web: Wicked Weather

Click to download our top web, showing all the exciting things we will be learning this term.

A Walk in the Countryside

We had a fabulous time on our countryside walk even though it was very muddy!!! Have a look!

Class 34E Topic Web

Click to download our top web, showing all the exciting things we will be learning this term.

Class 3/4E – Topic News and Transition Information September 2014

Topic News

We have had a lovely first week and all the children have settled in well to the new routines. Our first topic is called ‘Yabba Dabba Doo!’ The topic has a history/geography focus where we will be learning about life in the stone, bronze and iron age. As part of this topic we will be taking the children on a trip to Creswell Crags where they will get to experience ‘stone age survival skills’ and a ‘cave story’.

Maths Targets (Addition and Subtraction)

Below is a copy of our class maths targets for the first half term. The ‘should’ target is the expected target that we are hoping most children will reach. The ‘must’ target is the one that children will begin at and the ‘could’ target is for higher attaining children.

Targets

Addition and Subtraction

 

Could

I can check my answers by doing the inverse (the opposite method)

 

Should

 

I can add and subtract 2 and 3 digit numbers using expanded column method. E.g 42 + 27 = 69

               40 +2

               20 +7

         _____________

               60 + 9 = 69

       

 

Must

I can add 10 or 100 to any number

Here are some websites you might like to use;
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize

Reading Information

This year the emphasis on reading moves away from daily individual readers to guided reading sessions.  Your child will take part in a guided reading session each week.  During these sessions the focus moves away from decoding skills to understanding / interpreting the text.  In addition to these guided reading sessions we expect all children to read regularly at home. This needs to be recorded in their reading diary. Please send their reading diary and reading book in every day. Children who need additional support with their reading fluency will access more 1-1 reading.  Please note that the reading books in year 3 are grouped into stages that follow on from KS1.

Reading Record Book – We will continue to write reading comments in your child’s reading record book if we listen to your child read on a 1-1 basis but please note that these books are not routinely checked e.g. for messages from home.  If you need to pass a written message/note onto us it is recommended that you or your child hand it directly to us.  If you need to speak to us in person then please feel free to pop into school before the bell rings in the morning or at the end of the day. 

Reading Targets

Below are our reading targets that we will be working on during guided/individual reading sessions.  

Could

I can use the context of a sentence to help me read and understand unfamiliar words.

 Should

 I can read out loud confidently using a range of punctuation.

 Must

 I can self-correct when I have read a sentence incorrectly.

Length of day

In KS2 the school day is slightly longer – starting at 8.55a.m and finishing at 3.15p.m.   In the morning the children are expected to line up outside the classroom and come in by themselves with the teacher.  At home time, the children will leave the building and look for parents/guardians. They are expected to come back into school or stand with the teacher on duty if no-one is there to collect them.

Playtimes

In KS2 playtimes are much shorter, so children will need to be organized.  Fruit at playtimes is no longer provided however if children require a snack at playtimes they are allowed to bring their own fruit or dried fruit.  Please note: children will need to bring their snack into the classroom as they are not able to access their lunch boxes before dinner time.

Water Bottles

We ask that all children bring a labelled water bottle to school each day.  Water bottles should be filled with water at home then children will be allowed to refill them as needed during the day.  Water bottles should be brought into class first thing in the morning.  Bottles will be kept in the centre of your child’s table.  Please note children are not to bring flavoured or fizzy water.

Lunch Boxes

In the morning lunch boxes should be placed on the trolleys in the hall, not kept on pegs.

Pencil Cases

Children will not require a pencil case from home and we ask that they do not bring one in as things often get lost. Each child has their own tray where they will keep their reading and exercise books etc however we ask that they do not bring toys in from home and keep them in their tray.       

Swimming

During the year all children in Year 3 will be given the opportunity to take part in swimming lessons.  Swimming lessons will take place on Tuesday afternoons, during school time. As we are restricted to a maximum of 25 children in the pool each week we will therefore need to operate a rota system during the year.  Children who do not go swimming will do P.E. in school with class 2/3W instead.  Look out for the swimming letter that will be coming home soon!

PE

The children will take part in two P.E. sessions each week. P.E. will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Earrings should be taped up or removed. Children without kit will need to wear ‘spare kit’. Please make sure that all clothing is clearly labelled with your child’s name so that ‘lost’ items can be quickly returned to the correct person. 

Cloakroom

P.E. kits and coats will need to be hung on your child’s peg in the cloakroom by the main entrance to the junior building.  Space is very limited in the cloakroom so small bags are advisable – ideally draw string bags for P.E. please.  

Homework

Homework tasks will be set at the end of each week.  We expect all homework to be returned to school by Wednesday unless otherwise stated.  Homework should be placed in the homework tray.  In addition to the set tasks we expect that children will be working on their maths targets and reading regularly at home.

Transition from KS1 to KS2.

We aim to make the transition from KS1 to KS2 as smooth as possible for your child however if you have any concerns / worries about your child then please don’t hesitate to contact us at school.

Miss Edwards