Belfast Class (Yr 3/4)
Welcome to our class page.
We are years 3 and 4. Our new class name is SAVANNAH
Our teachers are:
Mrs Bailey:Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
Mrs Tully: Thursday and Friday.
Welcome back to school.
We have missed you all!
Mrs Tully and Mrs Bailey are excited about the new topic and all the fun learning we have planned for this term. It may be a slightly different start to the year, but we're sure it will be one you will enjoy.
This week we have spent the afternoon den building, in an effort to see first hand the problems Stone Age people experienced when trying to build with limited materials. This is the starting point to our topic,
'Are we better problem solvers than in the past?'
We will be working our way through a time line of history starting with The Stone Age and ending up in Victorian times at Christmas.
Our class reading, literacy, art, topic work, ICT, P4C (philosophy for kids) will all be based around the topic to allow us to fully emerse ourselves and explore it in detail.
We are really looking forward to our class trip to the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne on October 1st where we will be trying some hands-on activities related to our topic.
Autumn Term Topic Map
Although we don't give out weekly homework for the children, there are some expectations for all class members:
Please hear your child read weekly (as many times as you can).
To help your child foster a love for reading, share the reading with them by reading one page to them and then letting them read the next page to you. Talk to them about the story, the characters, what they think might happen next etc.
Spellings will be given once a week on a Monday and tested on Friday. Please practise these at home with your child. We will also be practising at school.
All children should complete 1000 points on Mathletics weekly. Occasionally, there will be specific tasks to support the learning we are doing in class.
By the end of year 4, government guidelines say that all children should have a sound knowledge of their times tables. With this in mind, regular short bursts of practice are essential. We will offer time in class to polish up on these, but we ask that parents encourage their children to use the TT Rockstars website to do so at home too.
PE takes place on Thursday and Friday every week.
As we are not changing at school due to COVID restrictions, we ask that children wear their PE kits to school on these days. As the weather gets colder, children can wear a navy track suit over their PE kit.
All children should have a water bottle every day.