NATURE ORIENTEERING AT STRICKLEY FARM
We've made the newspapers!
It's amazing what the children can do with spagetti and marshmallows! Mayan Pyramids!
We love learning about Electrical Circuits
Our Fabulous Stem Workshop - the children had to create a bridge that spanned 1m and could hold a car!
Y4s created these wonderful treefrogs
Look at our paintings! We chose an animal that we saw at the zoo.
We learned about the rainforest when we visited South Lakes Safari Zoo
Class 3 Parent Letter 11th January 2018
We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and we wish you well for the New Year.
Thank you very much to all who give us Christmas gifts, it was very kind of you and much appreciated.
Our topic - The Ancient Maya. We will be learning about their culture, geography and beliefs. In Science we will be looking at Electricity and Materials.
PE will be on Mondays and Wednesdays - please can you ensure that their PE kit still fits and is labelled.
Many of the sessions will be gymnastics in which the children are asked to be barefoot. If you child has a verruca please could it be covered so as not to infect others? Last term a few children said that they had one and so kept their trainers on, which is not ideal for gymnastics, so a plaster or some other method of preventing infection would be great.
Spelling homework will continue to be given out and tested on Thursdays. I will be giving your child a new dictation sheet, which will be in their Yellow Homework Folder. Please read through.
Please remember to do the spelling homework with your child to check that they are doing their best handwriting and to check regularly through the week how they are getting on with learning the words, so you can concentrate on the ones they are really struggling with.
Maths - Times Tables & Telling the Time
For the first few weeks of term, instead of times tables I would like the children to focus on Telling the Time. Each Monday I will give them some clock times to work out. We will do one in class first which they will bring home as an example, which like the times tables sheets, will have what they need to practise for the following week. If you have time to keep up with the times tables/division practise too that would be great. We will come back to the times tables tests, but as they are doing really well with them, I thought it would be good to focus on telling the time for a little while. There is a separate letter with more 'Telling the Time' information.
Children who have their books changed for them will continue to have them changed on Mondays. Please can you make sure that you tick their reading record when your child needs to change their books, otherwise we will assume that they need to keep the book for longer and will not change it.
Those who change their own books, choosing from the library, have an opportunity to do so every Monday, but they can also change it at other convenient times, they just need to ask. They can choose one or two from the colour band that they have been asked to choose from plus they can also choose a book to read for interest which can be a much easier book to read or a more challenging one which they might like to share with you.
All children need regular home reading, even if they are good readers. As they become more competent they will come across more complex language and content, which will need discussing with a parent to aid comprehension.
- Please could you check that your child's name is in their clothes, bags and shoes, so any lost items can be returned swiftly to the correct child?
- Children not to bring toys or similar into school.
If you have any questions, please ask.
Yours sincerely, Mrs Palmer and Mrs Robinson
Rain forest art & craft
DIVE INTO BOOKS!
Well done to everyone who completed the challenge to read 6 new books, in addition to their school reading books, before the summer.