Garnet

Welcome to Garnet Class.

Miss Londors, Mrs Randall, Mrs Pike and Madame Price are the adults in Garnet class and look forward to helping the children with their learning.

We hope you had a super fun yet restful Christmas break and are ready to jump back into school life!

This term our topic is: What inspired life in the 50’s? This will be Art based, looking at Andy Warhol, Pop Art and Elvis Presley as our main foci.

The majority of our writing lessons will also be directly linked to our topic. We will be writing Newspaper reports about Elvis Presley, writing our own songs, evaluating pieces of art and music and finally writing Non- chronological reports.

In Guided Reading, we will be learning and using skills in comprehension; inference; vocabulary; prediction and answering different question types.

In Maths, we will start by learning how to measure perimeter and area. We will then learn about measuring focusing on volume and mass. Then we will be learning about decimals leading on to co-ordinates and Translation.

In Computing we will be learning how to research and communicate our ideas through applications.

In PE, we will be learning Dance, which will involve planning, and performing repeat sequences in a clear and expressive manner. We will also be doing Games with Up and Under using appropriate skills such as throwing and catching with accuracy and following the rules of the game fairly.

In R.E., we will be looking at Christianity and answering the questions could Jesus really heal people? Were these miracles or is there some other explanation?

Including exploring the ideas of do sacred texts have to be ‘true’ to help people understand their religion and is religion the most important influence and inspiration in everyone’s life?

Learn4Life is all about looking forward/ My friends and family. We will explore how others can help you achieve your goals and the importance of teamwork. We will also look at how families can be different from one another.

Our language focus this term is French, we will be learning about the town and finding out how to ask for/ give directions.

Reminders for the year:

Homework

Children are expected to read for 10 minutes everyday which will go towards earning a Ribbons for a keyring.

They should also be practicing their times tables (3, 4, 6 and 8 Yr 3 and all the times tables for Yr 4) and the year 3/4 common exception words.

Topic homework is set once a term and is an optional homework.

PE for Autumn Term is on a Monday and Thursday.

PE Kits should include a white t-shirt, black shorts or jogging bottoms and black daps or trainers, you may want to include a jumper for the great British weather.

Please try to support us by completing all of your child’s home learning with them to support their love for learning. Reading, spellings and mathletics are an essential element of a child’s development and has a positive impact on your child’s progress in all areas of the curriculum!

We look forward to an exciting term ahead!

To find out more about what your child will be learning, please download the Topic Web and overview documents below.

Spring Term 3

Autumn Term 2

Autumn Term 1

Useful websites to support your child’s learning at home.

Links

Information about Elvis Presley

https://www.ducksters.com/biography/entertainers/elvis_presley.php

Elvis Presley Biography video

Pop Art/ Andy Warhol video

What is Pop Art

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/what-is/pop-art

Perimeter Explorer

Area Builder Game

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/area-builder/latest/area-builder_en.html

Co-ordinates

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4150

  • Mathletics website linkEach child in KS2 has been given a set of login detail to access mathletics. Please feel free to use these details to go on mathletics at home. But remember: never give your login details to anyone else.
  • Top marks mathsThis year we will be focusing on quick recall of all times tables.
  • Maths gamesThis website has some fantastic games to support quick recall of number facts. There are also some great fraction games on there to.