This page contains information about what the Kingfishers Class will be learning this Autumn term.
This term, our PE sessions will continue to be on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school at all times, including trainers or daps. Our PE kit consists of royal blue shorts, a yellow t-shirt, trainers or daps.
Spellings will be given weekly, on Tuesdays, and will be tested on the following Monday. There will be a short task for your child to complete involving their spellings or the spelling patterns/rules we are focusing on. This will need to be handed in on Monday mornings. Your child will also be encouraged to try to learn the ‘Password Pair’ which are high frequency words, taken from the list of 100 words that the children are expected to learn in Years 3 and 4 under the current National Curriculum. In addition, there will also be a Maths Activity to complete, which will be based around work that we have been doing in class. Please use your child’s Home Learning Book to comment on these tasks if needed. It is particularly useful to know if the task required a lot of support from home.
Your child will have one core task to complete this term. This will be given out before the half term holidays and is due to be handed in on Tuesday 5th November. This task is sent out early in the term to ensure all the children complete their tasks on time. A class session is set aside for the sharing of this work. There are also optional activities that your child may like to try.
Please support your child's reading by hearing them at home. Your child may not read every day in class, so please encourage your child to be responsible for changing their own book when they finish one. Books to be changed can be placed in the box in the classroom at any time. When your child has read at home, a brief note in your child's reading log is greatly appreciated and also feel free to note any other texts your child may read as it is useful to know the range of texts your child engages with aside from school reading books.
The children will be reading, analysing and experimenting with writing the following texts:
Defeat the monster stories
Our spelling, grammar and punctuation focus will be:
The children will be encouraged to use a fluent, cursive handwriting script.
Author of the Term: Chris Riddell
Poet of the Term: Michael Rosen
The children will be covering the following areas during the term:
rounding to the nearest 10/100
addition and subtraction
reasoning and problem solving
The children will be looking at:
The children will look at light sources, reflective materials and why the sun can be dangerous.
Topic link: Why did Britain black out?
The children will learn about circuits and conductors as well as the dangers of electricity.
Topic link: How do search lights work?
The children will be learning about what it was like to be child during World War 2. They will cover the following key areas:
Key questions: What was it like to be a child during World War 2?
Art linked to World War 2:
The children will be learning how to greet each other in French.
The children will be involved in:
The children will be exploring a unit of work on:
What is important to me?
Christian Values : Friendship and Forgiveness
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
The children will be covering:
The children will develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in four key areas: empathy, self-awareness, social skills and motivation.
Getting on and Falling out
The children will develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in three key aspects of learning: empathy, managing feelings (with a focus on anger) and social skills.
The children will be learning to play the ukulele this term.
This term we are learning about what is was like to be a child in World War 2.
Create a picture or a 3D model of either an Anderson Shelter or a gas mask that would have been used in World War 2.
Include instructions on how and when the shelter or gas mask would be used.
Due on Tuesday 5th November 2019
Other activities you could do at home.