Y3/4: Mrs Hooper's Class 2017 - 2018

Mrs Hooper

Welcome to the SUMMER Term

Hello, welcome to Mrs Hooper's class page where you can find out about what our class are learning about during the year.

What’s happening this term

SUMMER TERM

Our Topic this term is a Geography based topic where we will be looking at the rainforests around the world focusing on South American rainforests.

As young geographers the children will be:

  • Learning how longitude and latitude are used to locate places in the world.
  • Use atlases to locate the world’s rainforest, particularly those in South America.
  • Explore the climatic conditions that support rainforests and the impact rainforests have on global weather.
  • Understand the impact of human activities on the natural rainforest habitats and steps taken to protect them

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ENGLISH

This half term we are learning about persuasion, we are going to learn how to use persuasive techniques and plan to write persuasive letters. 

These persuasive letters will be based around the use of palm oil and deforestation of rainforests. 

SCIENCE

Light and sound is our Science unit where as young scientists the children will be investigating:

Sources of light and sort materials into those which are good and bad reflectors of light.

Describe what a reflection in a mirror looks like.

Draw a diagram that explains how shadows are formed.

Sort materials into those that are opaque, translucent and transparent.

How to make shadows bigger or smaller.

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.

 

 

Homework

English and Maths 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.

You can find the link to the lists at the bottom of this page.

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.

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 on a FRIDAY and children receive a raffle ticket for every 3 separate reading sessions at home.  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.

PE

We have 2 outdoor PE sessions this term. On Wednesday afternoons we’ll be doing athletics. Then on Friday afternoons we are lucky to have a sports coach in school this half term who will be teaching cricket and tennis skills.

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).

 

Spellings: WB 02.07.18

Focus:Personal spelling strategies

1) occasionally

2) possession

3) favourite

4) particular

5) therefore

6) accidentally

7) breath

8) calendar

9) probably

10) experience

11) generously

12) atmosphere

13) likeable

14) significantly

15) specifically

Class News

Summer term

06.06.18 - We had great fun at Chester Zoo learning about Rainforests!

11.06.18 - Everyone tried their best at sports day- Well done!

14.06.18 - We had fun investigating the shadows of opaque, transparent and translucent objects.

15.06.18 - Hannah won star of the week for her amazing attitude and effort towards her work. 

27.06.18 - We enjoyed investigating how our shadows change throughout the day by drawing round our shadows on the playground.

29.06.18 - Aeron received star of the week for always working hard and having a fantastic attitude!

 

Useful websites

Topic

Take a virtual visit to a rainforest here

Find out about palm oil click here or here

 

Maths

Test your number skills with this fun game 'Hit the Button'

Try to gain points to become a times tables Rockstar!!! Click here

 

English

Try these games to practise your spelling

 

Science

Find out about light and shadows click here

Watch some videos about light and shadows here

Try this actvity click here

 

 

 

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