Hello, welcome to Mr Fuller'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 topic all about the National Parks, where we will be focusing on Snowdonia. We will also use our previous topic and History knowledge to find out where the beginnings of National Parks lie on a timeline in comparison to Ancient Egypt.
As a geographer I will be:
Identifying a range of O/S map symbols
Recognising key topographical features of Snowdonia
Becoming more aware of a wider variety of map types..
We start the term with a book called 'Gorilla' by Anthony Browne. We will continue to build and develop their writing skills through role play, group work, lots of opportunities to write and an exposure to lots of interesting and new vocabulary. This is a wonderful book and I am looking forward to introducing it to the children.
Linked to our topic, the children will continue to learn about living things and their habitats, before moving onto rocks and soils.
As a scientist I will be:
comparing and grouping together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
recognising that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
exploring and using classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
recognising that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things
Follow our Class Rules for a happy and safe classroom.
Remember your manners
Treat others how you want to be treated
One person speaking at a time
Always try your hardest
Put your hand up and no shouting out
Never give up
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 PE sessions this term.
On Monday afternoons we will have an indoor PE session of Keep fit and indoor circuits.
On Thursday afternoons we will have an outdoor session, focusing on Hockey.
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.As it is getting colder the children may want to bring something to cover their legs and outdoor trainers.
Also as part of our Physical Education programme, Year 3/4 children will be taking art in Cross country athletics every week (weather permitting).
Hydrate your brains!
Remember to bring in a water bottle every day (even through the winter).