Class 3 are becoming poets!
Class 3 are entering a competition! The children are all excited about the possibility of being published authors and, by entering the competition, we could win a chance to be in a poetry book. We will be doing this as a homework task. They have been given ideas of how to plan their poem and they can look online for inspiration. We looked at Pie Corbett’s poetry, but there are also children’s poems by Michael Rosen and inspiration can be found on the following websites.
Ten Children's Poets Your Kids Will Love (maryhannawilson.com)
Kids’ Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen - YouTube
Pie Corbett’s Monster Poems | Teach Primary
The homework needs to be returned by 10th May so we can refine the poems ready to be sent off. All the children will receive a bookmark and a sticker for their poems and the class will receive a copy of the finished poetry book.
All the children’s poems will be put into a class book to share with each other and other classes, celebrating their efforts.
The first half term seems to have flown by! We all have settled into routines and the children are working really hard.
I have set some homework for the children over the holiday. The first piece is History and based on the beliefs of the Anglo Saxons. The second is a piece of Geography, recapping the features of land as identified on maps. The final piece is English and to practice putting speech marks on direct speech. There is both a year 3 and a year 4 ToDo set. The children can do their own year specific piece or choose which one they prefer. They could even do both if they wanted to!
These are all on the Purple Mash website. If you have mislaid the login for this, please let us know next week and we can replace it.
The dates for completing this are between 10 October to 10 November 2022.
Of course, we would love the children to also continue to practice their times tables on TTRS, and keep up with their reading, especially the reading challenge.
Have a lovely break
Mrs Nicholson and Mrs Turner
Welcome to a new school year! Both myself and Mrs Nicholson are very excited to be working together again with a class we have already taught!
The children have settled and adjusted well to new routines, even those we are changing as we go along to make sure they work. As you will have gathered, we have PE every T day (Tuesday and Thursday) and children have already remembered to come in PE kit.
Just a quick reminder to make sure that all PE kit and jumpers are named (even in ball point pen). Lower KS2 are just as capable of forgetting where they have put their clothes as KS1. There has been a lost school cardigan already, so please check if your child has brought the right one home.
We have asked the children to do some regular homework. Reading three times a week as a minimum and recording in their books is the first requirement. Learning the spellings they bring home on Fridays for a Thursday test. Under the pictures there are documents which will help children learn their times tables. In year 4 there is a statutory test of all 12 times tables so we have a steep learning curve to get them all in and learn them fluently. We can't just do it at school but need the help of home too. Times Table Rock Stars login details will be sent home soon so an easier way of learning can be enjoyed. If the children haven't finished a piece of work at school for whatever reason, when they have been given time to do it in class, we may sometimes ask them to finish at home.
We are looking forward to working with you over the next year. We have plenty of exciting adventures planned!
Mrs Nicholson and Mrs Turner