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

Mr Fuller

Welcome to the Spring Term

Welcome to Mr Fuller'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 :)  I am very much looking forward to seeing all of the the children back in school together in our classroom. 

Learning Powers and Mental Health

Our learning Power this half term will continue to 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. 

Our Topic

Stig of the Dump by Clive King, Edward Ardizzone | Waterstones Stone Age Boy: Amazon.co.uk: Kitamura, Satoshi, Kitamura, Satoshi:  0787721953272: Books

Our topic this Spring term is 'Stone Age to Iron Age'. We will immerse ourselves in this topic through History, Art, Reading and Literacy. The books we will use to aid in our learning are 'Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura'  and  'Stig of the Dump by Clive King'.  We have attached a reading list, which contains books linked to this topic. 

In addition, when we return to school in March, we will be starting a new literacy book called 'Big Blue Whale' by Nicola Davies where will be learning about environmental issues and writing persuasive pieces of writing.

Big Blue Whale (Nature Storybooks): Amazon.co.uk: Davies, Nicola, Maland,  Nick: Books

Our Science topic of Electricity will allow us to learn about electrical conductors, electrical safety and we will make our own electrical circuits. 

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 Class Novel is 'The Morning I Met a Whale' by Michael Morpurgo and we will look at non fiction linked to our Science topics. 

Class Rules for a happy and safe classroom.

  • Put your hand up to speak
  • One person speaks at a time
  • Stay in your Bubble
  • ALWAYS use good manners
  • Treat others as you want to be treated
  • Keep a safe distance from everyone
  • Wash your hands properly
  • ALWAYS put paper towels and tissues in the bin
  • Listen carefully
  • Respect people and things

Homework

Homework will begin being set through Microsoft Teams during the Spring term. If you don't have 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. 

PE

Children will now be able to bring a PE bag into school containing their PE kit and trainers. This will come in on a Monday and return home on a Friday. They will need to come to school in their normal uniform on PE days. From Monday 8th March, our class will have PE on a Tuesday and a Thursday. The children will have Fitness lessons on a Tuesday and House of Dance lessons on a Thursday. Tuesday lessons will be outside, weather permitting. Our normal PE kit guidelines still apply and the PE kit sent in should follow these guidelines. Please make sure hair is tied back and earrings are covered with tape or taken out on PE days.

For further information, our school Twitter page is regularly updated with everything going on in our class and in school :) 

 

 

 

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