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Leiston Primary School

Tiger - Miss Robertson/Mrs Loxley

Welcome to Tiger Class

We are your teachers Miss Robertson and Mrs Loxley. We are really looking forward to our exciting year together and know we are going to have lots of fun. Miss Roberston will be teaching on Mondays and Tuesdays, and Mrs Loxley will be teaching on Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays. We will be very well supported by our fantastic teaching assistant Miss Meikle and also by our year group colleagues Mrs Daynes and Miss Gissing. P.E will be taught by the brilliant Mr Calver.

 

You can look at some of the exciting topics we will be learning this term on the attached Year 3/4 Long Term plan. As you can see our first topic is the Vile Victorians - where we will be learning what it was like to be a child in the years between 1837 and 1901 (over a 100 years ago!!) when Queen Victoria was on the throne. We will be reading some wonderful books about this fascinating period of history, and finding out what was the same and what was very different for children in the past. 

 

 

Find out a little bit more about us by clicking on the links below:

English in Autumn term

 

Did you know? In 1890s London, a hundred tons of horse dung were scraped off the city streets every day, and guess who carried out this 'pongy' job? You've guessed it - young children!!! 

 

In the first Autumn Half term we will be reading the fascinating non-fiction book; 'The Worst Children's Jobs in History' by Horrible History super-author, Tony Robinson. We will be learning all about the many unpleasant, unusual and sometimes down-right dangerous jobs children were expected to do in the Victorian times. 

 

After Half-term we will be reading the gripping adventure story, 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty, based on the true life story of Jim Jarvis, a young boy who found himself all alone and fighting for survival  on London's lonely streets. 

 

We will be using these Power of Reading texts to support the children's writing this term. Amongst other things the children will be learning how to write a Diary entry, looking at autobiographies, writing stories with issues and dilemas, creating poetry and even having a class Debate.

 

Maths in Autumn Term

 

In Maths we will be following White Rose planning and covering the following units;

Number - Place Value

Number - Addition and Subtraction

Number - Multilication and Division

One of the areas we will be concentrating on is multiplication. You can support your child's understanding of Times Tables with lots of rapid recall practice and fun games. Great online games can be found on the following sites;

 

Top Marks - We use Daily 10 and Hit the Button in school.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

Maths Games - Lots more fun Times Tables games.

http://www.maths-games.org/times-tables-games.html

 

Science in Autumn Term

 

There will be lots of excitement in Science this term. The children will be learning about Living Things and Habitats and then looking at Humans and investigating the digestive system, teeth and food chains.

 

BBC Bitsesize is great for supporting children's learning across the whole science curriculum. As well as information, it has fun animations and quizzes to support knowledge and skills.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

 

Foundation subjects in Autumn Term

 

The Autumn term is going to be jam-packed with fun, learning and excitement!

 In Modern Foreign Languages we will be focussing on the topics of Animals and the Human Body. In Art we will be looking at the beutiful portrait paintings of Victorian artist Ford Madox Brown and then trying our hand at textiles; making 2D and 3D Christmas decorations. In R.E we will be finding out about Islamic traditions and in History we will be deepening our learning of the Victorians; focussing on the similarities and differences in children's lives then and now. In Computing we will be using 21st Century skills;  working on two exciting topics; 'We are Researchers' and 'We are Hotmail Editors'. In Music we will be learning songs that bring us together!

Finally we will be getting fit and active - learning Dance and new Invasion Games in P.E. 

 

We can't wait!

 

Year 3/4 Long Term Plans

Children's Learning

 

Homework and Spellings will be sent home weekly - Please check back for more information about this in the Autumn term.  In addition children will be expected to read regularly at home and have reading recorded in their Diary. We passionately believe that reading 4 times a week helps children to become excellent, fluent readers with strong comprehension skills. Home reading will be recorded on our class chart and children will be rewarded for their excellent efforts.

 

The following websites have some great ideas and tips for supporting children's reading at home;

 

BBC Bitesize is an invaluable resource, with lots of support for parents;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbxby9q

 

The BookTrust are experts in children's reading and can help with all your queries;

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/tips-and-advice/reading-tips/

 

Oxford Owl is a wonderful source of information on children's learning across the curriculum. On this website you can find information, help and resources on reading, phonics, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar, as well as Maths.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

Ideas for parents for supporting their children with Maths is available from the charity National Numeracy;

https://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/about-us

 

Day to Day

 

Children will have two PE sessions a week. Please make sure children always have a full PE kit in school. Long hair should be tied up and any earrings should be removed or covered with tape. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own PE belongings. Please support your child to do this by ensuring that all of their clothing is fully named.

 

PERSONAL BELONGINGS, PE KITS AND WATER BOTTLES: Please ensure that all children's belongings are named so that any misplaced items can be returned to your child. 

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