his week Christmas has arrived in Otter Class. The Tree has been put up, we've opened day one on our advent calendar and we have continued to rehearse for our Christmas production.
In English,we have enjoyed writing our own stories about Beowulf the heroic Viking. When writing our stories, we have been trying to include fronted adverbials, speech and interesting descriptive vocabulary. Â
In science we have been learning about sound. We created our own phones, out of cups and string, and discovered how the sound travels along the string
Welcome to Otter Class; the Year 3 and 4 class.
Mrs Louise Britton (Monday & Tuesday)
Mrs Linsey Mullen (Wednesday - Friday)
Mrs Sharon Croucher (mornings)
This term our topic is: North, East, South, West
For this topic Otter Class will be taking a journey around the world to find out about the geography and culture of different countries.
To view the medium term plan please click here.
This term we will be having PE every week on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please wear PE kit to school on these days.
To see this term's homework grid please click here.
Each week your child will be given two words to learn from the Year 3 and 4 statutory spelling list provided by the government (to view the whole list, please click here) and three words that they are spelling incorrectly in their writing books. If you have any questions about this, please don't hesitate to ask us.
This week we have started to read our new class text 'Jemmy Button.' It's a true story about a little boy's journey from Tierra del Fuego, an archipelago off the southernmost tip of the South American mainland, to England. The children researched what it's like to live in Tierra del Fuego and used this information to write non-chronological reports. In maths, we continued with place value by adding and taking away 10, 100 and 1000. The whole school have started to rehearse for the Harvest Assembly, and next week we will begin to learn a song for just our class to sing (in Spanish!).
This Thursday we celebrated 'Roald Dahl Day' and what an exciting day it was with the children looking fantastic - thank you for all of your efforts! In the morning, the children took part in a place value / Roald Dahl themed scavenger hunt. They had to solve place value questions, then go and find the answers. On the back of each answer there was a letter, which eventually spelt out 'Fantastic Mr Fox.'
This week we also had our first PE session of the year with Mr Meek, which was quite challenging! The children are working on their 'team building skills' this term and their activity was to cross a minefield (lots of PE equipment spread across the floor) blindfolded. Don't worry, it was not as dangerous as it sounds, they had a classmate to guide them through!
Well done Otter Class! You have made a fantastic start to the new term.
In preparation for celebrating 'Roald Dahl Day' next week (Thursday 13th September), we have been reading extracts from Dahl's autobiography 'Boy: Tales of Childhood.' Feeling inspired, we wrote our own autobiographies and shared these with each other. In maths we have started our focus on number and place value. We have begun our geography topic by learning about the formation of continents.