Welcome to The Explorers Class!
The Explorers Team:
PE this term will be on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, when we will use the Real PE scheme to focus on personal, social, cognitive and creative skills. We will be swimming from now until the end of the summer term and children will need appropriate swimming kit every Wednesday. Children need a PE kit in school every day (please check our information pages if you need a reminder about the kit). Children should wear trainers outside and pumps inside, they may also bring long jogging bottoms for outdoor PE.
Spellings are sent home on a Friday and tested on the following Friday, spellings may be linked to our Literacy or Topic work alternatively spellings will be based on the words/spelling rules they are required to learn in year 3/4. Termly creative homework will be set, each week, the children must complete one piece from the sheet in their homework books and return their books to school every 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. Class visits are on Wednesday mornings this term, we look forward to welcoming you into the classroom between 8:45 and 9:00am to spend quality time sharing a book or completing a task with your child.
Our topic theme this term is the Stone Age, exploring how our earliest relatives survived. We will be looking at the different aspects of Stone Age life, this will also be linked with our Literacy and Art looking historical stories and cave paintings, with a focus of colour. The creative homework will link with our cross curricular work and science this term.
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 linked to the Stone Age 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.