Lower Key Stage 2: 'The Hedgehogs' 2017 - 2018

Mr Goodwin

Mrs Agnew

Mrs Agnew

Mrs Craven

Mrs Craven

Mrs Williams

Mrs Williams

Mrs Lycett

Welcome to the Year 3/4 (Hedgehogs) Class Page!

Let's Spring into the Spring Term!

Please follow the 'hedgehogs' Class on our dedicated Twitter page: @hedgehogs_ stoswalds

We are very excited about the Spring Term ahead after the Christmas and New Year holiday and all the exciting learning opportunities ahead:

Y3/4 Spring Term 2017 - 2018 Curriculum:

 

  • Topic - 'Imaginarium' - This cross Curricula topic will be basede on the book 'George's Marvellous Medicine' and encorporate lots of imaginative ideas for writing, inventions, chemistry and even making slime! We are planning a trip to the Catalyst Discovery Museum in Widnes at the end of the topic in March to carry our a chemisty workshop where the children will get to make marvelllous potions just like George in the story! 
  • English the story of 'George's Marvelllous Medicine' will act as the stimuls for various wiriting cycles including: poetry, persuasion, newspaper reports, instructions and explanantion texts. 
  • Maths - Focusing on multplication, division, measures, data handling, times tables individual targets and problem solving will be the main areas covered this term. 
  • Music - We will be swapping over to ‘p type’ brass instruments on a Friday morning with plastic style brass instruments suitable for this age group.
  • RE - Bringing God's Kingdom to Earth and this will be fortnightly sessions linked to our daily Collective Acts of Worship taking place in school.
  • French - Weekly sessions taught by Mrs Craven - including practical speaking and listening activities, games and reading and writing French.
  • Science - Changes of matter linked to the George's Marevllous Medicine topic as well as the water cycle will be the atreas covered in the Spring Term. 
  • PE - Indoor and Outdoor team games, dance, dodge ball, invasion games. 

Year 3/4 Staff:

We are very lucky in the Y3/4 class to have the following staff to support and help the children in their learning:

Mr Goodwin and Mrs Agnew: Y3/4 Teachers.

Mrs Lycett: We are really lucky to have to have Mrs Lycett who will be supporting and leading children in their learning. I know she will be a fantastic addition to the team!

Mrs Craven: It will be brilliant to have Mrs Craven in on a Wednesday afternoon. She will be teaching the children French.

Miss Dudley: We are fortunate to have Miss Dudley with us in Autumn and Summer terms this year during her Schools Direct Training.

Information:

P.E Sessions:

During the winter months children will need to make sure they have the right clothes and footwear for all weather. It is likely they will still be outside in the Spring term where possible and will need to bring appropriate footwear. PE kits are to be brought into school on a Monday and left in class for the whole week in case PE sessions change due to the weather. PE kit is red polo shirt, blue / black shorts, socks and trainers. Warm tracksuit / sweatshirt is allowed for the cold weather conditions. 

Wednesday PM:

With NWSportsCoaching and include a variety of different team sports during the Autumn term.

Thursday PM:

A mixture of team sports and indoor and outdoor games with NCSportsCoaches

Music:

We are lucky as we will now be having weekly ‘P type’ (Plastic) brass lessons which will now take place on a Friday morning. It is essential that the children bring in their instruments every week on a Friday and practise their brass instruments at home every week ready for the next session.

Homework Explained!

Creative Learning Projects:

These will be ‘creative project’ based on topic work taking place in the classroom and will be handed out every two – three weeks to give children enough time to do a good job! These missions are aimed to give children more time and more say in how they present their homework. Each child will be given a personalised Learning log that will include their mission brief, options on how they can present their homework and the date it is due in. We will NOT be writing corrections or comments over their homework in order not to ruin their beautifully presented work, however, will write comments and award merits on a ‘mission de-brief sheet’ in the back of their learning log.

In my experience, children seem to prefer these types of homework and henceforth produce some high quality work.

Literacy Homework:

SPAG based homework based on what they have been learning in class. This will involve a focus on either punctuation or grammar sentence / word level activities.

Weekly Spellings:

10 spellings handed out weekly on a Friday and expected back in on the following Friday showing they have practised at least 4 times during the week. These spellings will be tested on a Friday.

 

Maths Homework:

This will also be handed out on a Friday and expected in the following Wednesday. This might be a worksheet type activity or problem-solving question related to maths work they have been undertaking in class. In addition, the children in Y3/4 class are expected to be regularly logging onto Mathletics and ideally achieving 1,000 points per week – this equates to roughly 30 minutes work.

Homework Club:

We know how busy home life can often be and how hard it is to squeeze time into complete homework each week. Because of this, we will run a weekly lunchtime homework club on a Friday in the Year 5/6 class with Miss Ramage for children who need extra time and/or support in completing their homework.

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