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Year 3/4 classes

Welcome to Year 3/4

We have three classes in Year 3/4 taught by

Mr Robinson, Miss Barton / Mrs Jardine and

Mrs Harrison/Mr Helliwell 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

We hope you had a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.  Many thanks also for all the lovely cards and gifts that you sent in, they are greatly appreciated.

 

Teaching and Learning:

Our topic for the term will be ‘Why is Stockport such a cool place to live?”’ and this will have a geography focus. As you will see from our Knowledge Mat, there are a number of key facts that the children should know by the end of our topic.  Please work with your child to discuss any of the learning points.  We aim for the children to be as creative as possible whilst focussing on factual understanding, so if you have any resources or experience that you could share in order to enhance the topic, we would be very grateful.

 

Planner:

Please ensure all reading is logged in your child’s contact book.  Contact books will be checked by a member of staff twice per week. If there is an urgent message for a particular day we ask that the children show it to a member of staff first thing that day.  

 

Homework:

The school homework policy states that in Year 3&4 the children should be reading nightly and aloud to an adult once a week.  It is essential that children have their current reading book in school every day. The Year 3/4 recommended book list has been stuck in your child’s book, please encourage your child to read as many good quality texts from this list.

 

Children will usually be set three homework tasks each week. This will usually consist of spellings, Mathletics and Timestable Rockstars. Your child will receive a log in for Mathletics (this is the same as previous years), the log in will also work for Timestable Rockstars.

 

The children will be given homework on a Friday and it will be collected in the following Friday, giving children maximum time to complete the homework. 

 

PE:

This term, PE days will be Tuesday and Friday.  Children need to make sure that they have their kit in school every day as occasionally their P.E sessions may change.  The kit consists of trainers (not pumps), socks, black jogging bottoms, blue tee shirt and black sweatshirt.  Earrings need to removed or covered with tape at home for all P.E lessons. Please ensure that your children’s PE kits are weather appropriate, as PE is taught outdoors as often as possible.  

 

In addition, Year 4 will continue to go swimming on Friday mornings which will replace their Friday PE slot in school.  Please ensure payment has been received on-line.

 

Water bottles:

Please ensure that your child brings their named water bottle into school daily.  Bottles should be taken home at the end of each day in order to be refreshed.

 

Speaking to the teacher:

Our primary aim is that your child is happy and enjoys coming to school ready to learn each day. If ever there is an issue and you need to talk to us, then we will usually be available at the end of the day, apart from Mondays as we will be attending staff meeting, or we can arrange a meeting at a mutually convenient time.

 

Thank you for your continued support,

 

Mr Robinson, Mrs Harrison, Mr Helliwell, Miss Barton and Mrs Jardine    

 

Spring Term

This term our topic will be:

Why is Stockport such a cool place to live?

 

 

During this topic we will learn about the geography and history of Stockport, key facts and what it is famous for.

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Science

We will be learning about states of matter. We will be learning about solids, liquids and gases and their properties.

PE

Year 3 and 4  PE days this year are Tuesday and Friday.

 Tuesday sessions are OTIS sessions and Friday lessons will be taught by Mr Robinson.

It is incredibly important for you to have water bottles in school every day but especially on a PE day to ensure you stay fully hydrated!

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