Welcome to The Explorers Class!
The Explorers Team:
PE this term will be on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, when we will use the Real PE scheme to focus on personal, social, cognitive and creative skills. We will be working with the coach on the young tritons and mini mermaids programme, training to run 5k which is 21 laps of our school field. Children need to attend school in an appropriate PE uniform on Monday and Tuesday (please check our information pages if you needa reminder about the kit). Children should wear trainers outside and pumps inside, they may also wear long jogging bottoms for outdoor PE, please no bright colours.
Spellings are set on spelling shed, the children will need to practice at home and in school - we will be recapping some of the year 1/2 spelling rules to fill in any gaps including phonics practice where appropriate. We will then focus on the year 3/4 spelling rules and common exception words. Termly creative homework will be set after October half term this will be on google classroom, each week, the children must complete one piece of homework and hand this in via google classroom. Friday. It would also be very beneficial for children to practice their times-tables, which they can do by logging on to 'Times Table Rockstars', and to practice their handwriting when they have the opportunity.
Our topic theme this term is The Stone Age, we will be exploring stone age life with an overarching key question of how our earliest relatives survived. Our art lessons will be linked to this looking at Stone Age cave paintings and using line and drawing skills to recreate them.
Eureka is having a large focus on vocabulary this year and we are constantly encouraging our children to learn and explore new vocabulary and use this in their work, we hope you will support us and encourage this at home - any vocabulary that is age appropriate will be useful for your child to learn.
At the end of each week we will celebrate the children's learning by choosing our 'WOW' work of the week, this is a piece of work that has been completed to a high standard, meeting the learning objective and meeting all the expected criteria for the lesson, this will be displayed in the classroom for one week. We also have a special helper system, where two children are chosen at random each day to help out around the classroom, each child will receive a turn.
Please let one of the Explorers team know if we can be of any help with your child's learning or answer any questions you may have.