Hello, welcome to Mr Amesbury’s class page where you can find out about what our class are learning about during the year.
What’s happening this term
Our Topic this term is a GEOGRAPHY based topic where we will be studying from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.
As young geographers the children will be:
Looking at the physical and human features for a region of the UK.
Looking at the physical and human features for a region in Europe
Investigating different types of settlements.
Exploring transport networks and how they have changed over time.
Presenting a weather forecast.
We start the term with a narrative unit of writing where the children will use an animated video as an inspiration for their writing.The children will retell the story of a couple who go on an arduous journey where they meet unusual characters leading to strange but terrible consequences. The children will create detailed setting descriptions to show the atmosphere as well as develop detailed character descriptions through dialogue between characters to convey the characters emotions throughout the story.
Teeth and Eating is our Science unit where as young scientists the children will be investigating:
Types of teeth and their functions
The importance of caring for our teeth
The functions of parts of the human digestive system
Recognising, constructing and interpreting food chains
Follow our Class Rules for a happy and safe classroom.
Always treat others the way you want to treated!
Use sensible behaviour
Have the confidence to take a challenge – you won’t regret it.
Literacy and Numeracy homework is given out every Thursday and needs to be completed and handed in on the following Monday.
A list of spellings are sent home at the start of each half-term and the children have a spelling test each Monday on the selected words for that week.
With reading being such an important part of every child's learning, we are really encouraging all pupils to read as much as possible out of school as well as during the school day.
All children have reading books and new reading record books to show when they are reading - which is ideally every day!
To motivate all readers, the reading records are checked regularly and children receive a sticker for every 3 separate reading sessions at home which go towards our class reward system. Children are able to change their reading books at different times of the day but have to take responsibility to change their books when they know they need to. In the juniors the children read as part of a group once a week with their teacher as part of guided reading session as well as have independent reading time.
We have 2 outdoor PE sessions this term.
On Monday afternoons Year 3 have outdoor PE with a sports coach who will be delivering athletics skills.
Then on a Tuesday afternoon Year 3 and Year 4 have an outdoor athletics session where the children will develop their throwing & batting skills in rounders.
Full PE kit should always be in school during the week; (white shorts, navy t-shirt, trainers, socks, a hair bobble for girls). PLUS please ensure all kit is clearly labelled.
Also as part of our Physical Education programme, Year 3/4 children will be taking part in Cross country athletics every week (weather permitting).
Hydrate your brains!
Remember to bring in a water bottle every day (even through the winter).