Years 3 & 4 2017 - 2018

Mrs Bugliarello

Mrs Bugliarello, aka Mrs B is our Year 3 & 4 teacher.

Mrs Mellor

Mrs Mellor

Hello, I have had the privilege of working at Warmingham CE Primary since 2010 and in March 2015 proudly accepted the title of Headteacher. As a teaching head I have the wonderful privilege of working with all the children. This allows me the fantastic opportunity to get to know each and every child within our care. I get to discover their unique qualities and can share their progress with the staff and parents.

Welcome to Year 3 & 4

Our creative curriculum incorporates all subjects from the National Curriculum through one topic.  This term the children in Year 3 & 4 will be learning all about the topic       

 ‘Hong Kong'

As part of our class theme we will be looking at fiction & non-fiction texts based around Hong Hong and China.  We will be reading the class text ‘The Wishing Tree’ by Roseanne Thong’ to inspire us about Chinese culture. We will also be reading ‘The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart’ by Stephanie Burgis.  We will be using these different texts to inspire our writing through ‘Talk for Writing’; using knowledge of non-fiction texts to create information leaflets and using our descriptive writing to create kenning poems.

As mathematicians, we will be learning about place value, addition & subtraction and multiplication & division. We will be looking at how we can use and apply our knowledge of times tables.  We will be applying maths skills to solve a range of maths problems and progressing with our reasoning and mental maths activities. Furthermore, we will be continuing to apply our maths skills to a number of problem solving challenges.

As Scientists, we will be observing the different parts of flowering plants and investigating different factors on plant growth.   Recording findings and analysing data.  We will also be exploring materials and their properties.  As part of a Design & Technology project, we will be investigating which materials are most suitable to form a structure.

For our Spiritual and Religious development, we will be looking at  ‘Jesus the Storyteller’.   We will explore our own thoughts and feelings as well as that of other opinions from other worldwide religions.  In addition, we will be exploring the Buddhism faith.  We will discuss the areas addressed by different religious initiation ceremonies and their effect on people’s lives.  We will be sharing our own experiences of faith and discussing the commitment required to be a full member of a religious community.

As programmers we will be using software such as Powerpoint and Purple Mash.  We will use search technologies effectively and use a range of digital devices to design and create a range of systems.

Inspired by our topic, we will be looking at the human and physical geography of Hong Kong and China.

As historians we will looking at the early civilisations of China – The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China 1766BC to 112BC.

In our Physical Education we will be focusing on the competitive game of football and applying the principles of attacking and defending.

We will continue to enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other.  We will develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognize our own success. 

As linguists we will be learning vocabulary related to playtime.  We will learn to talk about our favourite playground games and where we like to play.  The unit will encompass oral, aural, reading and written skills, enabling all to shine and enabling all to shine and enjoy our natural love of language learning.

 

Here are a few reminders:

 

Reading Books:

Reading books are exchanged on an ongoing basis. Children are encouraged to do this independently after they have shared their book with an adult and this can happen at several times throughout the week so please ensure your child has their reading books in school every day.  In school the children will read a wide range of books, both fiction and non-fiction and will be given 2-3 books a week to practice. Please do not limit yourselves to these. Developing as a reader involves being exposed to a wide range of texts.   Hearing your child read at home is invaluable in their development as a reader, but we understand the daily pressures of work – and that children are often very tired. Little and often can often be the best approach.  We recommend only 5-10 mins every night.  Please do record your accounts of sharing a book with your child in their reading record.  This is very important as it provides an insight in to the reading habits of your child.  It also acts as a means to monitor your child’s interests, reading behaviours, difficulties and progress. 

 

PE Kits

Please ensure that your child has a full (labelled) PE kit in school at all times – Black PE shorts, White Polo PE t-shirt with school logo and black pumps (including a warm plain black tracksuit and trainers in colder weather). Hair must be tied up for P.E and if your child comes to school in tights please provide spare socks for the PE lesson. No jewellery to be worn during PE sessions.

 

Additional Clothing

Due to diverse British weather please ensure that your child always comes to school with a sensible waterproof coat. Wellingtons are also required so that learning can go can take place outdoors all year round. Hat, scarves and gloves are encouraged during the colder months (all labelled).

 

Water and Snacks

Children need to bring a water bottle into school every day.   These too need to be clearly labelled.   Children have access to clean, chilled filtered water to top up their bottles when needed.  KS1 children continue to be provided with a free fruit or vegetable snack for afternoon break.  Healthy snacks are encouraged for the morning break.  Hot snacks and juice can be purchased from the school kitchen for a competitive rate.

 

Homework

Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar (SPaG), Reading comprehension and Maths homework will be issued weekly on a 3 week rota.  Homework will be given on a Friday and expected to be handed back in on the following Wednesday.  These will be specific pages to be completed in your child’s own individual work books.  Information and extension activities will be posted on the pupils class homework page for reference.

 

Kind regards

Mrs B & Mrs Mellor

 

 

 

 

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Warmingham Primary School

School Lane,
Warmingham,
Sandbach, CW11 3QN

Main Contact: Samantha Mellor - Headteacher

Tel: 01270 526260
admin@warminghamce.cheshire.sch.uk