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Into the Swing of Things!

Posted 26/9/2016

Everybody seems to have settled into our routines and we are busy with our science theme.  We have looked at information texts by designing a draft for a poster on teeth and written an explanation text all about the digestive system.  (You can imagine which part they thought was the funniest!)  In Maths, we have looked at place value, comparing and ordering numbers as well as using this to line up our numbers for column addition. 

Class Ambassadors

The traditional role of the class representative on the School Council is being re-branded in line with the school's involvement in the Rights Respecting Schools initiative.  We will still need to vote for our ambassadors, so any child interested in giving their class a voice on the Council will need to prepare a short speech outlining why they fit the bill.  This should be ready for Wednesday  when they will be given the opportunity to address the class prior to a vote.  The first Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday.

Reading at Home

As a response to parents coming in with questions about how we approach reading in Y3/4, we recently sent home information about how Reading Explorers works and what parents/ carers need to do to help with homework.  In addition to this weekly homework, children should also be reading with an adult every night and this should be recorded in the Home School Book.  This can be anything, from comics and magazines that interest and engage them to full on chapter books.  The important thing is that they are engaging with and enjoying what they read.  Recording their reading means that they will earn team points and gives you the chance to feedback to us.  If you have exhausted your supply of books at home, remember that children can borrow books from the classroom.

Home Reader Books

All Y3/4 children do the Reading Explorers scheme in mixed ability groups to promote dialogue and questioning skills.  However, some children will be bringing home additional reading books from the school's traditional resources to augment what they do in their reading groups.  Your child's class teacher will let you know if this applies to your child.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding reading, please speak to your class teacher.

Coming Up

Our Y3/4 Open Afternoon for this half term is on Friday, 14th October at 2:30 pm.  This is an informal opportunity for parents and carers to drop in and share what the children have done in our Burps, Bottoms and Bile theme.






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