The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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 World Book day 

Well done everyone we are all amazing super heroes.

 

A message from Mr. Kundu – Term 3

Welcome back after a well-earned break. We hope that you all enjoyed a peaceful Christmas and we would like to wish you all a very happy new year.

Our Topic this term will be investigating myths and legends, along with discovering what life would have been like in ancient Greece.

 English this term will begin by looking at the story of Odysseus and using this to develop our writing of stories, letters and reports.

Spellings will be tested on a weekly basis every Friday. 

Spelling lists will be issued weekly on the ‘Week Ahead’ sheet, which can be found here.

Spelling test scores will also be included on the ‘Week Ahead’ sheet that is sent home on Fridays.

It is important for you to see your child’s spellings, not only to see how much they scored, but also to see the progress in their writing, and perhaps spot some writing problems they are having and possibly help them at home. 

Maths will begin with further developing our strategies for addition and subtraction before moving on to multiplication and division.

There will be a times table set every week for learning or revision, which will be tested every Friday. The results for this will also be published on the ‘Week Ahead’ sheet. As I am sure you are now aware, the school has started using Times Table Rockstars. This is an exciting and competitive way for your children to progress with learning their tables. Used regularly, this is an invaluable tool in developing your child's knowledge of their times tables.

There will be a piece of either Maths or English homework set each week as well.  This will be set on a Friday and is due back in on the following Wednesday. Homework will always come back marked. This homework is designed to consolidate some of the learning from class.

There is also a list of Key Instant Recall Facts we would expect a Year 3 or 4 child to be learning - find it here. Please have a look and use them to support your child at home.

P.E will continue on a Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure kit is labelled and present, ready for the lesson.  If you are unsure of the correct kit, you can find the list here. Sport is central to our curriculum and Andy does a fantastic job of teaching the key skills the children need.

Rethea Coles will also be continuing dance with us on a Friday and we will also enjoy Music lessons on Wednesday afternoons. 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the Trolls team.

8th November 2019 - Trip to see Invicta at Whitstable Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18th November 2019 - Outdoors learning day

 Today we went to the woods. This is our first winter session. Once we got over being cold, we enjoyed a range of activities including making fat balls, stick men, hot chocolate and collages. Of course we also climbed trees and made dens!  

 19th September 2019 - Outdoor learning day

 Along with the rest of the school, Trolls class had a fabulous day in the woods, learning a variety of new skills. These included: knots; shelter construction; fire lighting and creative rope work. We're already looking forward to our next outdoor adventure!