Welcome to Roald Dahl Class – Year 3 & 4
Class Teachers: Mrs Summers (Mon, Tue) and Mrs Wolton (Wed, Thur, Fri)
TA: Mrs Smith
Roald Dahl class is the Year 2 and Year 3 class at St James.
Our Topic this term will be ‘A Taste of India’. We will be looking at the differences and similarities between life in Oxfordshire and Bengal. This will include looking at the Geography of the country, culture, religion and hopefully both making and tasting the food! Linked to this, our book focus will be Jamil’s clever cat: A folk tale from Bengal. We will be writing to entertain, focusing on language choices to write setting and character descriptions and using a story telling approach to re-write the story by changing the ending.In Science, we will be learning about Electricity. We will explore the question: ‘What would it be like not to
In Science, we will be learning about Electricity. We will explore the question: ‘What would it be like not to have electricity?’ We will also be investigating electrical circuits which will include the children being set an extended project for homework.Spelling is a focus for us as a school this term, and in Roald Dahl class we will all be learning key spelling
Spelling is a focus for us as a school this term, and in Roald Dahl class we will all be learning key spelling patterns using all of our senses. Each week we will have a different spelling focus, and children will be given the opportunity to learn these patterns using different senses throughout the week. We will send home a termly overview for spelling with the children in their reading folder along with a few activities for reinforcing the rules at home.In Maths our focus this term will be Number and Place value followed by work on Mass and Capacity linked to
In Maths our focus this term will be Number and Place value followed by work on Mass and Capacity linked to our topic. A cookery based homework will be set later in the term, so dust off your aprons! We will continue with our weekly Learn Its and Beat That CLIC Challenges. These sheets will be photocopied and sent home each week to practise any aspects children struggled with. Please do ask if you would like any ideas of how to help your child.Forest School will take place on a Thursday afternoon with Mrs Munns. This term Year 4 will be taking part
Forest School will take place on a Thursday afternoon with Mrs Munns. This term Year 4 will be taking part whilst Year 3 will be taught Computing and French with Mrs Wolton. After October half term the groups will change. If you have any Thursday afternoons free to help, please let Mrs Munns know.Our PE days this term will be Tuesday (Gymnastics) and Friday (Tag rugby); please ensure your child has a
Our PE days this term will be Tuesday (Gymnastics) and Friday (Tag rugby); please ensure your child has a full named PE kit in school at all times. They will also need to have a labelled water bottle to bring to school- this should be taken home and refilled at the end of each day.
Each child in Roald Dahl class has been given a Home/School folder which needs to be in school every day. This will contain a reading book and a reading record. Please feel free to record any comments in their reading record. These folders also enable us to send home any letters, messages or children’s homework safely.
Each child has their own locker in class for their belongings. Everything that your child needs to bring to school will fit in their locker. Children need their PE kits, coats and book bags. Please do not send in big backpacks. We do not have the space to store them.
Please do not hesitate to come and see us if you have any questions- after school is always better than at the start of the day when it is very busy.
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