WALNUT CLASS 2018/19
Teachers: Mrs Tsiquaye (Tue to Friday); Mrs Lavelle (Monday)
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Marucci; Mrs Cousins
Years 3 and 4 enjoyed a trip to Lower Smite farm to investigate more about rocks and soils.
Support with the Curriculum
Year 3 and Year 4 are important years for children to become fluent readers, widening the range of books they choose. They need a healthy balance of support from parents and teachers combined with independent reading. Please encourage your child to read to you and independently at least four times a week and ask them questions about what they have read,
Your child will bring a list of weekly spellings home to practise. They can practise them with the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check method and in any other suitable way. We will be revising the many rules of spelling including the use of suffixes, prefixes and homophones. The children will also be learning words from the Year 3/4 Word List. It is important that the children are able to apply the rules to different root words and use them consistently in their writing.
Times Tables Practise: By the end of Y3, children should know their 2, 3, 4 ,5, 8 and 10 times tables; by the end of Y4 they should know all the tables up to 12. Children need to know both the multiplication and division facts in their tables by heart.
Real life problem solving: Using money and calculating change at the shops, measuring ingredients when cooking, working out distances on maps and reading timetables.
P.E is on Tuesday and Thursday.
Homework will be given out on a Thursday and collected on Wednesday mornings.
Children need to have a water bottle in school everyday.
Please sign your child’s reading record (or ensure that they sign it) every time they read.