Happy New Year 34AH!!!
I hope you had a fantastic Christmas break and the New Year has got off to a great start! It has been lovely to see everyone looking so refreshed and bouncing back into the classroom ready for a New Year. We have had a fun first few days back catching up and talking about our New Years resolutions!
Last term, I was very impressed with the standard of work the children produced. I observed the children putting lots of effort into their learning with an eagerness to challenge themselves. May this continue in 2017! I am really looking forward to our topic work this term. This term our Science topic is Sound and Electricity were we will be exploring what sound is, how it is made and how it travels. Our topic in Geography is ‘The UK and Europe’ and is sure to engage the children with interesting lessons to include researching country fact files, practising mapping skills and much more!
Homework will continue to be given every Monday and needs to be completed by Thursday. We would really appreciate it if you could help your child to plan when he/she should spend time completing homework and encourage them to be responsible for handing it in on time. Homework consists of weekly spellings and a maths/literacy or topic activity. As well as this it is important that your child continues to learn their times tables up to 12 x 12. The government target is that all children know all of their times tables at speed by the end of year 4!
It is also vital that your child reads every night. Each child has a yellow homework diary in which they should record the book they are reading and anything else they need to remember. I will continue to sign these on a Friday.
The children in Year 3 and 4 will continue to have P.E. lessons on both Tuesday and Thursday so they will need to remember their kit on these days. P.E. kit includes white or red plain T-shirts, black or blue shorts and either trainers or plimsolls. No jewellery should be worn and long hair should be tied back for safety reasons. Please remember to bring a hair tie if this applies to you to avoid the dreaded elastic band!
I am really looking forward to teaching the children this term. If you have any questions or comments please don't hesitate to pop in for a chat.
Year 3 have been learning about 3D objects in Maths this week. We have been identifying shapes, talking about their properties and finding real life examples. Keep up the good work Year 3!
I have been very impressed with 34AH's enthusiasm for science. The class have been exploring 'Forces' during science classes this term. On Monday 17th October, we designed and carried out an experiment with parachutes to find out more about air resistance. We planned, predicted, investigated, recorded our results and concluded together. We found that the bigger the surface area of the parachute, the more air resistance occured. Keep up the good work 34AH! Check out some pictures below!
Welcome to 3/4 Mrs Haine’s class.
Welcome back! I hope you've all had a wonderful summer break and that you made the most of the occasional sunshine that we had! I am very impressed with the children in 34AH so far, they have settled very well and have been enthusiastic and hardworking already. Well done!
This year, all 34AH children will be taught English by myself. Then my Year 4 children will head over to Mrs Armstrong each morning for Maths, while Year 3 remain with me. This system of teaching Maths and English has proved very successful and is for the benefit of all the children.
The children will be given homework each week which will include reading each evening, learning their multiplication tables, practising spellings and a literacy or maths activity. Homework will be given out on Monday and needs to be returned by Thursday each week. If you could help your child to plan when they should spend time completing homework and encourage them to be responsible for handing it in on time that would be great! Each child has a new yellow homework diary in which they should record the book they are reading and anything else they need to remember.
(The government target is that all children know their times tables by the end of Yr4!)
This term our History topic is ‘Ancient Egypt’ and is sure to engage the children with exciting lessons to include all about the pyramids, Egyptian gods and goddesses and famous mummies and tombs. (Please see the newsletter attached at the bottom of the page for more details.) In Science we will be learning about Forces. We will be covering different types of forces, pushes and pulls and magnetism. We will also investigate how the forces of nature affect us.
The children in 34AH will have P.E. lessons on a Tuesday and Thursday and they will need to remember their kit on these days. P.E. kit includes white or red plain T-shirts, black or blue shorts and either trainers or plimsolls. No jewellery should be worn and long hair should be tied back for safety reasons. It is important for children to have their P.E. kit so we are able to provide them with a healthy, active curriculum.
I am looking forward to a very busy and exciting autumn term and if you have any questions or you would like to come in for a chat please do not hesitate to do so.