We are now a few weeks into the summer term and it seems to flying by so quickly. Below is an outline of what we will be learning in P3/4 this term. I am pleased to be back and have really enjoyed the first few weeks of this term. I am lucky to have a fantastic and very enthusiastic class who love learning!
Learning in our classroom will be based around two topics this term, PLANTS and CASTLES. You can help your child at home by encouraging them to research suitable books or the internet and to bring relevant articles to school.
Numeracy and Maths: As a class we will spend 15 minutes daily on mental maths. As you will know we are focussing on learning and practising our times tables in class and at home. We are trying hard to turn our times table enemies into our friends. We have had lots of successes already! This term we will also be working on division and fractions, as well as number patterns and equations.
Literacy and English: Our writing lessons will often be linked to our two topics this term. Our main focus will be on newspaper articles, poetry and report writing. We will continue to learn new joins in handwriting and work hard on our punctuation and grammar skills to help improve our writing.
Reading: Children will be heard in their reading group at least once a week. Your child will now know what day their reading will be heard. Please help your child at home by listening to them read, discussing the text with them and helping them with any activities they are asked to complete as part of their reading homework. Try to encourage your child to space out their reading homework and not leave it until the night before it is due. Please sign your child’s homework diary when reading homework is completed. Whole class reading lessons will also take place weekly.
Homework: In addition to weekly reading and times table homework, maths and topic homework will be issued when relevant. New spelling words and a spelling activity will also be issued weekly. Again, please sign your child’s homework jotter or worksheet when homework is completed.
Gym: Our gym days are Monday (with Miss Allan) and Thursday (with Mrs Jones). With the weather being a little nicer this term we will be taking the children outside for gym. Please supply an outdoor kit. Girls must have their hair tied back or secured with hair clips. Pierced earrings which cannot be removed must be covered, please supply your child with a roll of micropore tape if required.
Music: Miss Traill will take the class for music on Wednesdays.
Water bottles: Please provide your child with a water bottle to ensure they are well hydrated. Bottles will be sent home at the end of each week to be washed.
If you have any question or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Thank you for your help and cooperation.