WELCOME BACK TO YEAR 3 AND 4! WE HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT SUMMER!
Welcome to Year 3 and 4
There are two classes in Year 3 and 4. Miss Ripley teaches Class 5 who are all Year 3 children. Mr Fisher teaches Class 6 who are Year 4 children with a small group of Year 3s.
In the mornings, for Maths and Literacy, the classes are split into Year groups - Year 4s with Mr Fisher and Year 3s with Miss Ripley. Year 3 children will also be supported by Mrs Whiley for the Autumn term with group work.
In Lower Key Stage 2 we are also lucky to be supported by our talented HLTAs and TAs, who bring a range of skills and knowledge to our team.
Mrs Brown, Mrs Fisher and Mr Buxton work with a range of different children either in groups or on an individual basis.
Mrs Brown will also teach Class 5 one afternoon per week.
Mrs Fisher will teach Class 6 one afternoon per week.
Autumn Term 2017
This term in Geography we will be studying 'Rivers and Water and its effect on our landscapes.’ The children will be bringing home a water diary to complete later in the term.
Our Science themes are called 'Earth Rocks’ and ‘Power it Up’ which focus on rocks and soils, as well as electricity.
In Art we will be looking at viewpoints and what different angles and position artwork can be produced from, within the theme of ‘Dreams’. Our DT topic links closely to our science topic and we will begin designing and creating a greeting card with an electrical component in.
Aims of Lower KS2
One of our key aims in Lower Key Stage 2 is to help the children to develop greater levels of responsibility and independence. Children should enter the school building on their own and get themselves organised independently - this includes making sure they have all of their equipment for the day, such as reading books, PE kits, spelling sheets etc.
We aim to develop their confidence and self-belief and build up a love for learning, where it's important to have a go at difficult tasks and not be afraid to make mistakes.
Year 4 children will get the chance to take part in the annual residential visit, which will take place in the summer of 2018. This is an important part of developing independence and confidence. Full details will be shared with parents and children in due course.
Children will need indoor PE kit on the following days:
Class 5 - Wednesdays
Class 6 - Fridays
Shared Games - Thursdays
Both classes will do outdoor PE on Thursdays when a change of footwear is required. Children may also bring tracksuit bottoms / joggers and a warm top such as a sweatshirt or hooded top. For all PE lessons, jewellery should be removed or covered with tape.
Children should read each evening and practise their spellings (on given sheets). We also encourage children to practise their times tables regularly by thinking carefully about the tables they find tricky. Mathletics (click to go to the site) is also available as an online resource and children have their own logins and passwords.