A huge welcome to Maple class from Mr. Gachowicz and Miss. Claxton.
This term we are looking forward to learning about the Seaside and will link to studying a local area, Hunstanton. We will be learning through a creative topic-based way, writing rhyming poetry based on the seaside, narratives based on Ted Hughes' 'How the Whale Became' and persuasive writing, focused on the global issue of plastic pollution in the ocean. The children will continue to learn outdoors, looking at beach art and significant beach artists. This will be supported by a trip to Hunstanton. This term we will also be going on our residential trip to How Hill.
We always try our best and will be learning lots of new skills in Maths and English. There will be a focus on practicing our tackling tables daily so we can become fluent in our times tables and mastering the inverse.
Reading remains important to us and we will be developing our analytical and synthesis skills through whole class guided and individual reads.
We will have PE twice a week so please ensure PE kits are at school. The children will continue to have recorder sessions on alternating weeks and Mount Amelia every Wednesday. Homework is due in on a Monday. For year 3, spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested the following week.
We are very excited about this term!
Click the link below to find out what is being taught this coming term:
Meet the Teacher Slides
Whilst the school is closed due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Miss. Claxton and myself will upload additional work on the Maple Class section of the school website. Please check in to see what has been added. These are very difficult times and we wish you all the best of health.
I have created an e-mail account so please e-mail me if you have any questions or would like support in anything, any additional work or ideas. I would love to see what the children have been getting up to so feel free to e-mail me images and attachments of their super work and I will respond. Mr.Gachowicz@gmail.com
Weekly spellings have been added to SpellingShed. They will change every Monday. Practise your spellings in different ways and more importantly, put them into context by writing them in sentences/paragraphs.
I have created a username for each of the children in Maple class to access this website and practise their coding skills. Use this link https://studio.code.org/join to start. You can download the children's usernames below.
Experiment with this and see what musical pieces you can compose.
Have some fun and have a go at this 30 Day Lego Challenge. After you've completed a daily challenge, use it as a story starter and write about it. Keep practising your sentence structure, sentence type and adding detail.
Find below themed comprehensions for years 3 and 4. Each pack has three different comprehensions based around a theme. There is a short extract to read and questions to answer. Challenge - Can they use their Q-Charts to ask different questions? I shall be uploading new packs throughout the Summer term.
Use this link http://www.pobble365.com/. There is a new picture daily, if you scroll down each picture has a story starter and children can continue the story. They have had lots of practise at this through their early morning work. There are additional activities to do too such as questions to answer, pictures to draw, and sentences to improve which will build on their sentence work and grammar knowledge. Happy writing.
Year 3 and 4 have been working on regular arithmetic practice, using their knowledge of number and place value and practicing the methods used. They have been working so hard and are all super stars!