Years 3 & 4 2019 - 2020
Welcome to the Spring Term in Year 3 and 4.
Our theme this half term is a continuation of Warmingham's whole school project of 'Travel and Transport' from Spring One. Last half term, we enjoyed our work on our class book 'A pebble in my pocket' by Meredith Hooper and have learnt a lot about rock formation. We have created a range of crystals and made and eaten our own sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks. Please look at our gallery pictures the children have really worked hard and enjoyed the process!
To further our understanding of what our pebble may have seen, this half term we will be 'Escape from Pompeii' by Cristina Balit. We will be introducing our new text on Wednesday with an arts day where we hope to make our own Pompeii inspires casts and wire statues influenced by the sculptures of Alberto Giacometti.
The art day will really help develop our skills as historians, to understand how the artefacts uncovered in Pompeii and Herculaneum give us an amazing insight into the everyday lives of ordinary people nearly 2000 years ago.
We will be completing our investigation into the legacy of Tim Berners-Lee. Now we are expert programmers and debuggers, we will be creating our own Scratch program.
At the end of term, we hope to invite all parents carers and friends in to share our achievements and demonstration of our rock knowledge. Please keep an eye out for further information.
Our scheduled PE days are a Tuesday and Thursday but we ask that you please ensure your labelled kit is in school throughout the week. Can you also ensure that the children have art shirts in school. An old, oversized T-shirt is perfect. We do use paints and inks on a regular basis, so it is important that the children’s clothes are well protected.If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office or when collecting your child at the end of the school day.
Thank you for your continued support,
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.
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