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. We are always busy learning both inside and outside our classroom. We especially love going to Forest School!
In the morning Year 2 and Year 3 are taught separately. Mrs Summers teaches Year 3 every morning. Mrs Quinton teaches Year 2 on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Sharp teaches Year 2 on a Thursday and Friday. In the afternoons we all learn together with Mrs Quinton and Mrs Sharp.
Welcome to Term 5
How time flies! We hope you had an enjoyable Easter and everyone is well rested. We are looking forward to enjoying better weather during this term and being able to use our school grounds and take part in activities outdoors more often.
In Year 3 in English we will be reading The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and our writing will focus on report writing and Persuasive writing. The children will also be bringing home their final list of Tricky Words to learn. Thank you for your continued support in helping the children to learn these.
In Year 2 in English we will be reading Grace and Family by Mary Hoffman. We will be writing diary entries in role as Grace. Children will continue to bring home spellings on a Friday to be tested in school the next Friday.
In maths we will be continuing with our weekly Big Maths CLIC challenges and Learn Its and sending these home for the children to work on with you for homework. The children seem to be really motivated to succeed and generally look forward to these lessons. It is important that the children consolidate their learning and use of their times tables. In Year 3 children will be learning their 8 times tables as well as revising their 3, 4 and 5 times tables too as they are expected to know these by the end of this year. In Year 2 we will be learning the 2, 5, and 10 times tables.
Our humanities topic for the summer term is All Around Us. We will be investigating and learning about our local area this half term and comparing it to The Gambia (the setting for Grace and Family) next term. In art, we are looking for patterns around us and will be making and printing our own patterns.
Our science topic is plants and we will be investigating what conditions help plants grow well. We will be growing seeds in different conditions, seeing where they germinate and grow quickest. We will also be exploring the role of flowers in the life cycle of plants.
In design and technology we will be making puppets. Please let us know if you are free to help out with sewing skills on Wednesday afternoons (from 2pm starting 3rd May). Your help would be much appreciated!
We love being active in Roald Dahl Class! This term we will be practising our batting, throwing and ball skills and transferring these in to playing rounders, football and dodgeball. Please could you ensure that your child has their sports kit in school every day so they can participate fully in all sessions.
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.
It is vital that every child comes to school each day with a filled water bottle. A lot of children appear to be without water bottles and with the warmer weather it is more important for them to stay hydrated.
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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