Hello and welcome to Class 3. On this page, you will find information about our current topics and all of the exciting and fascinating things that we learn. You will also find details about our classroom routines. If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Wike.
What are we learning?
In our current Geography topic, we are learning all about the Mediterranean and why it is a popular holiday destination. During this unit of work, we are learning to locate countries and capital cities in Europe and the Mediterranean before completing an in-depth study of Spain and Greece. In our English lessons, we are studying fairy tales and how these stories been orally told through the ages across different European countries before we use Spain as the focus for our writing in the final part of the half-term. In Art, we will be studying the work of Antoni Gaudi and in Design Technology, we are learning about Mediterranean mezes.
In Science, we are learning about states of matter and how water can change between the three main states of matter. We will also be learning about the water cycle as part of this interesting topic.
Miss Wike teaches in Class 3 on Monday to Friday.
On Monday and Tuesday afternoons, Mrs Turner teaches in Class 3 to cover Miss Wike's SENDCo management time and PPA.
The support staff in Class 3 are Mrs Bolton and Mrs Shales, who both support on a 1:1 basis Monday to Friday. Mrs Carter also supports our work in Mathematics and Guided Reading each day.
Our PE lessons are lead by a Go4It coach on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Please come into school wearing your PE kit every Monday and Tuesday. During the first half of the summer term, Class 3 will also be taking part in a cricket session each Thursday. Please come into school in your PE kit each Thursday. In addition to this, Class 3 will also be taking part in Forest School every Friday. Please dress appropriately for this. A letter explaining what to wear has been sent home but please do not hesitate to contact Miss Wike or the school office for more information.
Each child will have their own reading diary where you can record the reading you do at home. Class 3 staff will also include comments about the reading activities which the children have participated in during Guided Reading lessons, each week, as well as any feedback from 1:1 reading. Please bring these reading records to school every day so we can keep them up to date and know all about the books you are reading at home. Alongside our school reading scheme, we have our Summerseat Super Stories, which are a set of 50 books we recommend so that children experience a wide range of quality texts. Reading books need to be returned each Friday and a new reading book will be sent home. Please try to read for ten minutes each evening because, not only will you experience many wonderful stories, but you will also increase your reading stamina, improve your reading skills and also develop your writing skills at the same time as you will develop a wider vocabulary.
Each week, we have a different focus for our spelling lesson although we will revisit previous patterns on a regular basis. In our daily spelling lessons, we will focus on a specific pattern and a list of words with this pattern will be sent home. These words will be practised in class but extra practise at home would be very beneficial. Try to spot these words in the books you read or use them in context by writing sentences using the words from the spelling list. Our spelling assessment will take place each Friday.
Times tables form an important part of the Maths curriculum and being fluent in recall for multiplication and division facts will make many aspects of Maths easier. By the end of Year 4, it is expected that children should be able to confidently recall all multiplication and division facts up to, and including, the twelve times table. In class, we will practise times table on a daily basis. The children will bring home a practice sheet for the times table they are learning and will be assessed on this table each Thursday. If your child scores 21 out of 25 for three consecutive weeks, they will progress to the next times table.