Welcome to Oak's web page Updated Friday 17th January
A busy second week into the term but we are getting to grips with our new Ancient Egypt topic. We spent some time researching our own top ten facts and turning them into our own cards - these should come home soon!
Please check your child's bag for this terms topic & homework letter as well as a letter regarding access to the school.
We have spent time learning about Ancient Egyptian myths and religion through the wonderful and creative Marcia Williams and her comic strips. Comics and graphic novels are quite different from any style of writing we have completed this year and unique in the way they can tell a story. Expect their own Egyptian comic strip soon.
Time has been used this week but the focus has been on reasoning and RUCSAC (Read Understanding Choose Solve Answer Check). To help them recall so many of these time facts please keep asking them to remember the poem or how many minutes in two hours etc.
Just a few helpful notes:
P.E - Monday afternoons (Real PE) and Wednesday afternoons (Mason), please remember kits and hairbands.
Homework - A new letter will be coming out when the children return in the new year. New topic: History - Ancient Egyptians. Geography - countries of world including North Africa and the Nile. DT - some cookery, Computing - internet safety, office tools, collecting and presenting data. Science - rocks, fossilisation and States of matter. Art/DT - clay structures (inspired by the architecture of ancient Egypt). PE - gymnastics. RE - Hinduism / Holi.
Doodle maths: 40 - 70 stars a week.
Reading - Five sessions a week at least please.
Spellings - Wednesday mornings.
Times tables- Each child will complete a verbal test on a specific given day, please check the front of their multiplication cards.
School planners - Please use these to record reading and spelling practices.
Homework - now available to download
Reading - At least five times a week and reading is always king, if you have not got enough time for homework please put reading as a priority. Enjoy listening, reading to and most importantly taking about what you like in the story with your child, a good conversation really helps them to understand what they have read.
Topic - A new topic and homework letter has been sent home (Friday 17th January) which reflects the homework section above. Topic letter to be uploaded soon.
Spelling - words chosen from the year 3 / 4 word list, looking at specific spelling rules plus two bonus words - words that follow the same pattern / rule to help them learn when and how to use them.
Prefix sub- (under) tele- (far or distant) auto- (self)
submarine subtitle subtract subway
telephone television telescope
autograph automatically autopilot
Tables - Every child has a given specific day that they will be tested on. Please see the front of their times tables card.