Welcome to Squirrels!
Class teacher: Miss Winfield
Learning support: Mrs Reed & Miss Plant
Welcome to Squirrels Class.
I hope you all had the most marvellous Easter break; refreshed and ready for an exciting new term.
Our next Topic will explore the question ‘Will Water Ever Run Out’ which will lead us to explore our geography and science skills as we investigate the Water Cycle and the natural geography surrounding this. We will get to experiment with materials and understand the different states of matter as well as gain knowledge on the process and science behind the water cycle. In addition, we will look at how we can use water sustainably as well as gain an understanding of rivers.
In English, we will be using the text ‘The Rhythm of the Rain’ by Grahame Baker-Smith to write our own narrative journey of water. This text will help to consolidate our learning from our topic lessons but will also help us to apply and experiment with different sentence structures as well as practising the use of metaphors, pathetic fallacy and other descriptive devices through the use of our writing ‘lenses’.
Part of our week will continue to focus on reading activities and reading for pleasure. Children all have a reading book and diary. Please try and read with your child at least 3 times a week. There are class prizes on offer for those that consistently read at home.
Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.
Our Mathematics learning will continue to look at fractions and decimals and how we can really master these. We will be continuing to build on our place value and operation work that we have already covered and see how all this learning can be used with fractions and decimals too. We will build heavily on fluency and arithmetic in these areas. We will begin to delve even deeper into our mathematical understanding by solving problems and using our reasoning skills.
Times table practise is imperative now, with the Year 4 multiplication check so close. We will continually do lots of work with this in school but additional practise at home is expected. Times table work will be sent home each Friday and all children have access to TTRockstars to help with this.
PE will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please make sure children come to school in the correct kit on these days – Black bottoms, a white top and their school jumper/cardi.
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