We hope you have had a great summer break! To launch our first term, we will be taking a step back in time and learn about the Celts. We launched our topic by visiting the Celtic Harmony Camp where the children became Celtic boys and girls for the day. They learned how to grind wheat to make bread, weaving to make clothes and learned about Celtic clans and how herbs were used to make medicines.
We look forward to giving parents the same experience on our Living History Day.
Children will write a short Celtic story and a non-chronological report on who the Celts were and how they lived.
Maths this term will focus on place value, mental strategies and times tables practice.
Our Science topic for this term is ‘Human digestion’. The children will complete experiments which will help them to understand digestion and how we get nutrients from food.
Please ensure you practise your spellings and times tables as you will be tested on these every Thursday. We will also be checking your reading records so please read a minimum of 4 times to receive reading raffle tickets.
As always, we value helpers with reading, so please let a member of staff know if you are willing to help!
Mrs Oyediwura and Miss Kell
It’s the Year 3 and Year 4 inter-house times table tournament this week.
Each house will battle it out against each other on the TTRockstars website to win the top spot!
The first battles yesterday were extremely close but were finally won by Trott and Ennis.
Round 2 runs tomorrow (4th July) from 8am to 8pm. Computers will be available to pupils in class and at breaktimes and they can also play from home.
Throughout June, our Year 3 and 4 pupils have been practising their timetables and earning points for their House in an inter-house challenge.
Trott house pupils won the challenge scoring an incredible 107, 252 points! Well done to them. Ennis house came 2nd (94,092 points) followed by Whitlock (89,988 points) and Farah (40,537 points).
Congratulations too to our 3 top scoring pupils:
1st Malachi (Y3)
2nd Ege (Y4)
3rd Kyah (Y3)
The Year 3 classes are battling it out against each other this weekend and next week, Houses will take on each other in battles of the bands!
Opera – Maria Stuarda
The children are enjoying their learning around the Opera Maria Stuarda and are looking forward to watching the opera at Sheredes School on Wednesday 27th June 2018.
For our DT learning, the children will make their own opera stage which will focus on a scene of their choice and include the characters, furniture and background. We are asking for children to bring in a shoe box for their stage and any props or materials. We will provide card, paper and cutting tools.
TT Rock Stars
Please continue to encourage your child to practise their times tables. At the moment, those children who are in Trott House are ahead of the game and are practising daily. If you would like your house to be a top ‘Rock Star’, then you’ll need to keep practising!
Tolmers is soon approaching!
This time next Wednesday we will be camping at Tolmers. The children and adults are excited and are looking forward to all of the fun activities.
Please continue to encourage your child to read daily and practise their spellings!
Year 4 Team
All pupils in year 3 and year 4 are currently taking part in an inter-house times table challenge.
Before half term, each pupil received their log-in for the TTRockstars website. The site is accessible from home and from school and the more a pupil plays, the more points they win for themselves and for their House (and the more they improve their recall of valuable times table facts!).
Trott House are the clear leaders at the moment so well done to them. Everyone in Ennis, Farah and Whitlock House needs to get playing to catch the leaders!
This challenge continues until the end of the month when winners will be announced. There will also be a one-off inter-house tournament at the end of June.
Link to website: TTRockstars
If you have mislaid your log-in letter, try your Mymaths user name and password as this should work. If not, see your class teacher.