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WELCOME TO ROBINS Y3 & 4
CLASS PAGE 2020-2021
SUMMER TERM 5 2021
PLEASE NOTE NEW CLASS EMAIL ADDRESS IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS/CONCERNS FOR ME:
Welcome back Robins to Summer Term 5! We hope you had a lovely Easter break with your families. We have made it to Term 5 and a new term of learning both at home and at school.
We look forward to seeing you all back at school on Tuesday 20th April 2021 as Monday 19th April is an INSET Day.
Please remember that if you are absent from school and are well enough, you can continue your learning on our Home Learning Page on the website and send on your completed work by our class email address which is firstname.lastname@example.org
Messages can be sent on this email and also via the Class Dojo page. You can also continue your learning with Mathletics, TT Rockstars and Reading Eggs. If you have lost your login details, please contact us by email or the Class Dojo page.
Could we please ask that you hear your child read regularly and sign their reading diary as this really does have an enormous impact on their progress in reading.
Also that children continue to do their weekly homework which is sent home every Friday to be brought back by the following Friday. This includes spellings for a weekly test on Friday, a reading comprehension based on learning in class and a timestables sheet.
Thank you for your continued support and here’s hoping for another successful term of learning.
Keep safe and looking forward to seeing you soon,
Mrs S Malcolm, Mrs Andrews, Mrs Williamson
DROP OFF/PICK UP TIMES
Please drop off your child promptly at 8:40am. Come into the school via the vehicle gates and follow the one-way system through the field gates, keeping left at all times. Say goodbye to your child at the barrier where one of us will be there to meet them and then continue along the one way system and exit the school via the vehicle gates, keeping to the left at all times.
Please collect your child at the end of the day at 3:15pm promptly: Enter the school via the vehicle gate and follow the one way system through the field gates keeping left. Here you will be able to queue up to collect your child. Please keep to the left and exit through the field gate, car park and out of the vehicle gate.
Children will be expected to return to school in full school uniform (clearly labelled with their name please) which will be changed/freshly laundered every day. This may mean you need extra items. Please contact the school if you need help with providing this.
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF PE DAYS TO TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS
On PE days, which will be TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS, please ensure your child comes to school in full PE kit which they will wear all day. We will be doing PE outside as much as possible.
PLAYTIMES AND LUNCHTIMES
There will be staggered break and lunchtimes so that children will stay in their bubbles for break and lunchtime play.
Please provide your child with in their own pencil case to include the following: writing pencil, a ruler, a rubber, a sharpener and colouring pencils. All equipment needs to be named and the children need to take FULL responsibility for their own equipment.
Please remember that the children are allowed a healthy snack for break times, this could be a piece of fruit or vegetables. Please do not bring in nuts. We do not have afternoon snack in Year 3.
Each term we ask for a small voluntary contribution of £2, which helps provide extra resources that the children will use for subjects like art and design. Thank you in advance.
CURRICULUM TOPICS FOR TERM 5
The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Henry loves books… but not like you and I. He loves to EAT books! This exciting story follows the trials and tribulations of a boy with a voracious appetite for books.
Henry discovers his unusual taste by mistake one day, and is soon swept up in his new-found passion – gorging on every delicious book in sight! And better still, he realises that the more books he eats, the smarter he gets. Henry dreams of becoming the Incredible Book Eating Boy; the smartest boy in the world!
But a book-eating diet isn’t the healthiest of habits, as Henry soon finds out…
Through our study of the book, we shall write our own humorous story using effective sentences. We shall be focusing on dialogue, alliteration, similes and the use of the past, present and past perfect tenses. We will also be improving and editing our work.
The Norman Conquest
The Hastings Herald 15th October 1066
Sussex’s favourite newspaper since pre-Christian times Price: 4 Groats
Normans Take England!
King Harold confirmed dead as Saxon army flees
As part of our non-fiction unit on newspapers, we shall be looking at writing features of this genre before writing our own newspaper reports based on the Battle of Hastings 1066 linking with out History topic for this term.
Our Class Read
Horrible Histories: Stormin' Normans
Every day I shall be reading the Horrible Histories "Stormin' Normans" which links in with our History Topic this term The Norman Conquest. Our daily comprehension work on the book will focus on inference and deduction to improve our reading skills.
HISTORY: THE NORMAN CONQUEST
Through this exciting History Unit on The Norman Conquest, we shall be learning who were the contenders for the throne in 1066 and about the Battle of Stamford Bridge and the Battle of Hastings. We shall understand William the Conqueror’s problems after the Battle of Hastings.
We will then find out about Norman castles, how to become a knight and to learn about life in Norman times under the feudal system.
SCIENCE: LIGHT AND SHADOW
Through our study of Light and Shadow, we shall recognise that we need light in order to see and explore how light is reflected from surfaces. We shall then explore the sun as a light source and identify the difference between day and night. We will also investigate what shadows are and why they are formed and how the size of shadows changes throughout the day.
RE: SPECIAL FOODS
In our RE lessons this term, we shall be finding out about the some of the rules surrounding food in different religions. We shall also learn about fasting in different world religions and find out how food can be used in different religious festivals.
We will then go on to explore the symbolism of foods associated with the Jewish festival of Passover and find out about the symbolism and significance of
bread and wine in the Christian communion.
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY: PHOTOGRAPH FRAMES
This term in Design Technology we shall be investigating free-standing structures and how they are made stable. We will also find different ways of strengthening and joining paper and card. Then we will investigate ways of making stable free-standing structures. We will then be able to design and make a photograph frame for a particular purpose and be able to evaluate a finished product.
ROBINS PHOTO GALLERY