Pegasus Class (Year 3 and 4)
Welcome back to a fresh new term. I hope you all had a lovely Easter. Below is our weekly time table of what we will be learning about.
In maths our main focus is:
- Position and movement
- Measurement (Capacity and Weight)
In addition to this, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each child completes five questions on our four operations in 5-A-Day. On Thursday the children do Big Maths, which they love. They have 90 second to answer as many addition and multiplication questions as they can, trying to beat their previous score. Lastly, every Friday we have our times table test.
In English our main focus this term is around the book, 'Operation Gadgetman' by Malorie Blackman. We will be using this text to write in different genres of writing.
In topic this term we are going to be exploring the topic 'The Tudors'. This includes:
- King Henry 8th and his six wives.
- The battle of Bosworth.
- Tudor houses
- Tudor lifestyle
- Tudor crime and punishment
This term in Science we are going to be learning about Electricity. This includes:
- Learning how electricity is generated.
- Understanding how to be safe when using electricity.
- Identifying electrical appliances and the types of electricity they use.
- Building and understanding the different parts of circuits.
Your child will receive a homework task board at the beginning of each term. They will need to do at least one piece from the task board every week. They should also do at least one piece from every subject area. Homework will be handed in every Monday to be checked and handed back out on Tuesday. They will also need to read three times a week and practise their times tables.
In Pegasus Class we aim to listen to every child read at least once a week and change their books when needed. We recommend that children read at home to an adult at least three times a week, as this is part of their homework. This could be a magazine, newspaper, recipe etc. Please can you sign your child's reading record so we can celebrate in class when your child has been reading at home.
Your child will recieve spellings at the beginning of each term. They will be given an opportunity each day to practise them and we also recommend that your child regular practises them at home to ensure spelling rules are embedded. We also advise that if your child is unsure of the meaning of a word, that they look it up. This will help them develop their vocabulary and extend their writing.
Pegasus class will be having PE every Wednesday morning at 9:30 am with Andy, our PE Teacher. This will cover a range of sports which is rotated weekly, designed to fit around the expectations of the National Curriculum. We suggest as the weather becomes cooler that your child has access to tracksuit bottoms, as well as shorts, t-shirt, suitable jumper and trainers in their PE kit.
If you have any questions about your child's learning, please don't hesitate to come and see me. Let's have a fantastic spring term and I cannot wait to see what we achieve over the upcoming weeks.