It was great to get back in the swing of things with our first full week of lessons! Plus we kicked off our topic with our walk in the local area, looking at the Victorian architecture in West Bridgford. Thankfully the rain stayed away for us! Thanks again to all the parents that helped.
In literacy this week, we're continuing to read the story of 'Street Child'. We have just discovered that the evil Mr Spink has forced Jim's family out of their home. What are they going to do? The children will write sentences about the story so far, looking at the different sentence types, including simple, compound and complex. They'll also begin thinking about effective language used to describe settings and using drama techniques to develop their understanding of the story.
AFter spending a week on place value of four digit numbers, we're now going to focus on comparing numbers. We'll continue to develop reasoning skills and explain our thinking using correct mathematical vocabulary.
After taking in some of the sights of West Bridgford, we're now going to learn the features of Victorian houses and draw them accurately on our own designs. It is interesting to hear the different opinions of modern and old design features.
A reminder that homework has now been handed out, with the first one due in on Friday. Mathletics has also been set and is to be completed for Wednesday.
Planners will be checked tomorrow to ensure children are continuing to read at home at least 3 times a week.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll see you all tomorrow
Goodbye Summer and hello to back to school!
I hope you all had a fab summer! The children have enoyed telling me all about the amazing things they've been up to.
We had a fab first week back with the children settling brilliantly and kicking the year off with a super attitiude. We had lots of fun on Friday decorating our enchanted hats which we imagined could take us anywhere we wanted.
Our new topic for Autumn is...
Next week, we will begin our year four work. In English, we will reading 'Street Child' to link with our Victorians topic. In Maths, we will be revisiting place value...exciting stuff!
From next week:
- Mathletics will be set on a Wednesday, to be completed by the following Wednesday.
- Spellings will be set and checked on a Thursday.
- I will be looking at your planners/reading records on Mondays.
- PE will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday, so please remember your PE kit.
I will be giving you all a copy of the timetable, once we've had a week or two to iron out any mistakes.
Stuck for what to read next? Take a look at www.lovereading4kids.co.uk . You can search by author, genre, age or recommendations, but that's not it! You can also read the first chapter of a book to see if it's your cup of tea. Brilliant!
Parents and carers, the meet and greet will be on Monday 11th September at 2:45. If you are unable to make it, don't worry, the PowerPoint will be on this class page next week. Feel free to catch me on the playground, or send me an email.
Any questions, comments or problems: please email me.
Have a great weekend, stay safe and happy!