Lower Key Stage 2 phase – Year 3 and Year 4

Hello, and greetings from Year 3 and 4. This is our Year 3 and 4 webpage where we will give you an insight into what we are currently doing in our year groups and what we hope to do later on in the year. The teachers in Year 3 and 4 are Mr Milfull, Mrs McNally and Mrs Dove and we are supported in our classroom’s by Mrs Hornshaw, Miss Jones and Mrs Mallinder. We have many lovely things planned for the term and the year.

Currently, all three classes have PE on Thursday afternoons and Forest Schools on Friday mornings and afternoons. We would be grateful if you would support us with this by sending your children with the appropriate clothing – especially coats and wellies on rainy days and gloves on cold days. At the moment, our topic in school has a history theme ‘Were the Tudors really terrible?’ To support this topic, we are hoping to take the children to Oakwell Hall in Batley to experience what it was like to be a Tudor child first-hand. The details will be confirmed very soon. This term, our year group will also be looking the work done by the RSPB (Royal Society for the protection of birds) and will be learning how to look after and protect the birds in our environment. We will taking part in the Wild Challenges organised by the society throughout the year. In the new year, the Year 4 children will be attending swimming lessons at Normanton swimming baths and hopefully going on their first Rook’s Nest residential to Boggle Hole, in North Yorkshire.

 

Supporting your child at home

Reading is fundamental to your child’s attainment and progress in many areas and even ten minutes of home reading every day will have a huge impact!

Please ensure that your child brings their reading book to school each day along with their reading record. When your child reads at home, please date and sign it, recording the pages read and any comments. This helps school to check daily home reading which is carefully monitored and rewarded each week.

When your child has completed their book, they must complete an Accelerated Read Quiz as soon as possible. If they can, please encourage them to complete the quiz at home as this will facilitate the tight timetable at school.

Each week we listen to your child read. They take part in daily whole class reading sessions where texts are explored and discussed before the completion of specific reading skills work.

We strongly encourage that you continue to share, discuss and question your child about the book they are reading as this is key to their understanding, enjoyment and development.

Many thanks for your support!

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