Y3/4 class Beech

Welcome to Beech!

We have 30 amazing children in our class.  

Mr Dyson and Mrs Khan are our class teachers. 

Mr Razzaq is our Educational Teaching Assistant.

 

Topic:

 This half term we are learning about "Wild, Wet and Wonderful Rainforests". 

For this topic we will be learning about where rainforest are located on Earth, the climate of rainforests, layers of the rainforest, life in the rainforest, the Amazon and how we can protect the world’s rainforests. 

Image result for rainforest with animals

 

English:

 For our English, we always try and link our work closely to our topic. 

In English this term, a lot of our work will be linked to out topic of the Wet, Wild and Wonderful Rainforests as well as our Science topic of living things and their environment. We will be using the book “The Promise” to write an explanation text, instructions and a recount. We will also be using a range of books which link to the rainforest such as “The Vanishing Rainforest” to write non-chronological reports on rainforests and persuasive letters.  

Image result for the great kapok tree lks2Image result for the vanishing rainforestImage result for the promise book

Spellings are practised in class every week and are made up of 10 words which follow a spelling patterns. We use spelling frame so children can access their spellings online and practise. 

Maths:

In Maths we follow the White Rose Hub Maths scheme in order to help children to develop their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. This half term we will have a particular focus on fractions and decimals.. Each week we have a times table test and an arithmetic test. At the end of the year, Year 4 will be taking part in a government set Times Table test where they will need to know up to 12 x 12. 

If you would like to find out more about what we are learning about this half term please click on the link below which will show you the objectives that we will be covering:

Maths National Curriculum

Science:

This half term we will be learning about living things and their environment with Mrs Khan:

  • recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

Other areas of the curriculum:

Computing-  Typing and emails. Children can log into their purplemash accounts and go on 2code to complete different coding activities. Spreadsheets to collate and present data

French- Food and School

RE- Christinaity- Salvation

PE- Swimming and Netball

 

Swimming reminder

Sessions will commence on Monday 4th March until Monday 15th July. Children will be collected from school by a bus at 9:00am and will be back at school for 11:00am.

Children are expected to swim each week, swimming kit must be in school and, if your child is not well enough to swim, a letter will be necessary explaining the reason as swimming is part of our P.E. curriculum.

Kit list:

  • Swimming trunks/shorts/costume (no bikinis and shorts must be above knees length)
  • Swimming cap (optional). Children with long hair will need a bobble to tie their hair back.
  • Goggles (optional). These are the children’s responsibility
  • Towel

 

Children can wear their swimming kit underneath their school uniform but need to bring a change of underwear with them.

 

Dates for the diary:

Monday 4th March- First swimming sessions

Tuesday 5th March- Parent meal taster session 14:30-15:30

Thursday 7th March- World book day- Story in a jar competition

Thursday 11th April- Woodland’s Got Talent

Friday 12th April- PE Enrichment Day

Dress Down Day

Egg Raffle

Break up for the holidays

The National Curriculum. 

 If you would like to find out more about what objectives your child will be covering please have a look on the national curriculum

Useful websites:

Purplemash

Mathletics

Times Table Rockstar

Letterjoin

Spelling Frame

School Council:

Year 3- Rosie

Year 4- Thea 

Photo gallery.