Y3/4: Mr Amesbury's Class 2020 - 2021

Mr Amesbury

Welcome to the SPRING Term

Welcome to Mr Amesbury’s class page where you can find out more about what is happening in school and any current information.

I am available before or after school if you ever have any questions or need to talk.

Learning Powers and Mental Health

Our learning Power this half term will be 'Concentration'where the children will learn all about how we can build concentration building strategies and how we can  focus on the task at hand. The school continues to be focused on mental health and wellbeing where every child will be given a weekly opportunity to express themselves and learn about how to build coping strategies for a range of emotions.

This Term's Topic

Our topic this term is a History topic called 'Stone Age to Iron Age' where will learn to arrange events from the past in order, explain the achievements of prehistoric man, understand how people adapted during the Ice Age and understand how and why prehistoric man advanced from hunter gatherers to farmers.

Reading

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. As mentioned previously, we have now introduced a reading list which we will upload every half term with books that are related to our current topic so that children can immerse themselves in the theme.

All children will be able to choose a book from our class library to be kept in school so they can read at opportunities during the day-which will ideally be every day! The children can also take out a book from the school library once a week on a Thursday. They are able to take this book home but it can only be returned on a Thursday. 

 In the juniors, we will introduce a class book as part of guided reading sessions where the children will have the opportunity to widen their vocabulary and deepen their understanding, as well as having independent reading time. Our Guided Reading book is 'Stig of the Dump by Clive King'

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will be reviewing our class rules to ensure we have a happy and safe class this year and will share them here soon.

 

 

Homework

Homework will begin being set through Microsoft Teams during the Spring term. If you don't have a your login yet, please let me know so that we can get you started. In addition, the half term's spellings will be sent out at the beginning of the half term. We strongly advise children to go on Times Tables Rockstars as regularly as possible, at least once a week. 

Reading

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. As mentioned previously, we have now introduced a reading list which we will upload every half term with books that are related to our current topic so that children can immerse themselves in the theme.

All children will be able to choose a book from our class library to be kept in school so they can read at opportunities during the day-which will ideally be every day! 

 In the juniors, we will introduce a class book as part of guided reading sessions where the children will have the opportunity to widen their vocabulary and deepen their understanding, as well as having independent reading time.

We are currently trying to put into place a way of children bringing books home from the library and will update you as soon as that process is set up. 

PE

As part of our new guidelines, children will need to come to school in their PE kits on days when they have PE. They will remain in their kits all day so there is no need to send any spare uniform in. From the week beginning 4th January, our class will have PE on a Tuesday and a Thursday. The children will have a gymnastic lesson on a Tuesday and Football lessons on a Thursday which will be outside, weather permitting. It is therefore important that the children come into school appropriately dressed for the weather. All other normal PE kit guidelines still apply. Please make sure hair is tied back and earrings are covered with tape or taken out. 

 

 

 

Class News

We will update this section about all the great things that are happening in our class and acknowledge any individual superstars!

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