Year 3/4 - Class letter - Autumn 1 2020
Welcome back after such an extraordinary couple of months. We hope you all had an enjoyable summer and made sure you had a well-deserved break from home learning.
The government’s Covid guidance is being adhered to within the school and this classroom. I understand that this is a difficult time for children and parents alike and although we can’t encourage lots of visitors into the school building we are still available to discuss any concerns you may have about your child. You may contact us via the school email system or telephone the school office to arrange to speak with us.
The term is packed full of exciting learning and opportunities. Here are a few of the things we will be up to …
In our English lessons this term we are starting off by reading ‘Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion.’ This is based on a well known Fairy tale and we have already enjoyed looking at a few fairy tales during our time together this week.
We are starting with place value in maths, which will involve looking at the value of each digit in a 2, 3 and 4 digit number, including ordering and comparing numbers.
The science topic this term is “Rocks”. This will be a hands-on experience where children can test rocks for hardness, abrasiveness, absorbency etc.
Home Learning: Home learning will not be sent out at the start of the term but will be slowly introduced as time progresses. If you want to make an early start I recommend continuing with the wonderful things you have been doing such as reading, handwriting and times tables practice.
Break: It’s beginning to get a little chilly during the day, especially in the mornings. Please ensure your child has a school jumper to wear during the day. Information on where to purchase these can be found at the office.
Your child also needs a warm waterproof coat in school daily, as playtimes are outside in all weathers.
PE: Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. PE uniform is trainers, navy or black leggings, jogging bottoms or shorts, their red school shirt or PE top and their school sweatshirt if it’s cold.
Hoodies are not appropriate due to possibility of the hood being caught in equipment.
Swimming lessons for year 3 pupils are postponed at present due to current circumstances but will be re-arranged for a later date.
Punctuality: The gates open at 8:40a.m. to allow children to come straight up and enjoy “Magic Breakfast”. At 8:55a.m. the gates will be closed and children will need to be signed in.
Remember: the sooner you are in, the warmer your breakfast will be :)
Water Bottles: It is important for children to be kept hydrated throughout the day. Please ensure that they have a drinks bottle labelled with their name, which can be kept in class.