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WELCOME TO ROBINS Y3 & 4
SPRING TERM 1 2021
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Happy New Year! We hope you have had a lovely Christmas break with your family and are looking forward to more learning this term.
As you know, at the end of last term, we sadly said goodbye to Mrs Bishop who has retired after working at Woodlands Park Primary for many years. We wish her all the best and will definitely be keeping in touch with her.
We are really pleased to welcome Mrs Williamson who is joining Robins Class as a Teaching Assistant this term and are looking forward to working with her.
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 email@example.com
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.
On PE days, which will be WEDNESDAYS 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 SPRING TERM 1
This term we shall be focusing on writing instructions using “My Strong Mind” by Niels Van Hove. As well as learning about resilience, perserverance and growth mindset when facing challenges, we will be learning about the features of writing instructions. This will include imperative verbs, if complex sentences, the use of rhetorical questions and bullets and brackets.
This term we shall also be writing fiction using the beautiful story, Star in the Jar by Sam Hay and Sarah Massim about a boy who stumbles across and protects a fallen star. We will use onomatopoeia and precise verbs in our writing.
This term in Maths we shall be focusing on multiplication and division, length, perimeter and fractions.
Year 3 will : consolidate the 2, 4 and 8 timestables, multiply and divide 2 digit numbers by 1 digit, measure and compare lengths of mm, cm and m, calculate perimeter and work on unit and non-unit fractions.
Year 4 will : work on the 11 and 12 timestables, multiply and divide 3 digits by 1 digit, work out equivalent lengths in mm, cm and m, measure area and perimeter and work on unit and non-unit fractions.
Rocks, Fossils and Soils
This term in Science we shall be studying how to identify naturally occurring rocks and explore their uses. We shall also be able to group rocks according to their characteristics and be able to plan, carry out and evaluate experiments to compare rocks.
THE WILD WEST
This term our History Topic is the exciting Wild West. We will study the European settlement of America and to find out how pioneers crossed the Western frontier. We will also find out about the Native American way of life and what happened to Native Americans when European settlers arrived in America.
This term in PE we shall be taking part in the annual Maidenhead Dance Festival. We will be practicing a dance routine based on the Monopoly Board and are really excited to be a part of this exciting local event.
ROBINS PHOTO GALLERY