Welcome to Otters Class
The Easter eggs have all been eaten, the Easter bunny has hopped off for another year and it’s the start of new term for us all. Every year I am amazed when the summer term begins; the year seems to have gone in a flash!
Our topic this term is ‘Marvellous Mayans’ so we’re back on our travels again as we journey to South America to find out about this fascinating period of history. Please see the attached Topic Web for details of what we’ll be learning this term.
Maths homework will continue to be sent home every Wednesday. As the ‘Pick and Mix’ homework proved so popular during the Spring Term, we will continue with a similar approach to Topic homework over Term 5. The new homework sheet will be in your child’s homework books. Please support your child in choosing one activity from this list every week. Homework should be handed in every Monday.
Our spelling focus this term will centre on the Year 3/4 Common Exception Words. Children’s weekly spelling lists will be personal to them and will be made up of words they were unable to spell when tested. Spellings will be sent home on Monday and tested on Friday.
In addition, please continue to support your child by encouraging them to read at home both to an adult and to themselves. As well as reading the book we send home from school, Otters can read anything else they like and record it as a ‘read’ in their Reading Records in order to work towards earning a Reading Certificate.
Don’t forget to encourage your child to use Times Tables Rock Stars; it’s really helping to improve our knowledge of times tables and their inverses. If you prefer paper copies of TTRS activities, please let me know. This term, in class, we will concentrate on the 6, 7 and 9 times tables.
PE lessons take place on Wednesday and Friday. As the weather begins to improve, we will spend PE sessions outside as often as we can so trainers will be needed. Please, please make sure that your child has a PE kit on these days! A small group of children regularly forget their kit or don’t have everything they need; this holds up PE for everyone as we try to sort out spare clothes. PE is a very important part of the curriculum (as well as being great fun) and everyone needs to join in.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to catch me on the playground before or after school or arrange an appointment for a longer chat.
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