Peregrine 2017 - 2018

Miss Davison

Mrs Mochrie

Mrs Howe

Welcome to Peregrine Class!

Our teacher is Miss Davison and our teaching assistant is Mrs Mochrie.

We are a mixed year 3/4 class, who are aspiring to be amazing in absolutely everything that we do. We are a very creative class and we are really looking forward to all of the exciting learning opportunities in store for this term!

In English, we will be creating our own narratives based around our class book 'The Hodgeheg' by Dick King Smith. We will practise writing setting descriptions and extracts of dialogue based on the text before finally writing our own sequal to the story. Additionally, the children will be learning about noun phrases, prepositions, conjunctions and inverted commas (fear not – it sounds much more complicated than it actually is!!) in our embedded SPaG sessions throughout literacy lessons.

In Maths, we are going to be pushing ourselves in order to secure our understanding of place value in numbers up to four digits.  The children will be exploring how they can order, round and sort numbers into different patterns, as well as building on their current understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. After all of that number work, we will be getting stuck in to some practical measuring using our outside environment (providing the weather is kind to us!)

Throughout the school year we will constantly be aiming to improve our reading fluency, speed and comprehension.  This will come with plenty of practise and is something that we need to be doing once a night or at least three times a week.  In Peregrine class we encourage a love of reading and the children have daily opportunities to enjoy the range of exciting books that we have in our classroom. This term, we are reading 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' as our class story to see how the book compares to the movie!

Our topic for the autumn term is 'The Kingdom of Benin'. We will study chronology and look at when this ancient African kingdom existed compared with other key historical time periods. We will be delving into the secrets of this mysterious kingdom and using historical sources to discover what life was like for the people who lived there. We will also be creating Benin inspired artwork based on the 'Benin bronzes' and trying our hand at some good old-fashioned bartering at our very own Benin inspired trade market.

In P.E, we will become dancers and gymnasts.  We will be looking at how we can create different shapes in dance and hold them for set periods of time.  We will also be looking at how we can make smooth transitions and keep to a set rhythm… wish us luck! 

Keep your eyes peeled both on here and on the school Facebook page for pictures and updates on how the children are getting on.


Useful information

PE: PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays so please ensure that your child has their PE kit in on these days.

Spellings: In Year 3 and 4, the children are expected to learn a number of spelling patterns. I have compiled all of the spelling patterns into word banks. The children will be given ten words a week (some weeks may be slightly less) to learn at home on a ‘look, say, cover, write, check’ sheet. These will be sent home on a Friday to be learnt by the following Friday. The sheets do not HAVE to be used as there are lots of different ways to learn spellings and children are not expected to hand it in, as long as they are practising. A document containing all of the word banks is available right here on our class page so they can be accessed at any time.

Times tables: Year 3 children are expected to learn their 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables by the end of year 3 and year 4 children are expected to know all of their tables up to 12x12 by the end of year 4. For this reason, we do a ‘Mad Minutes’ challenge every Thursday morning to encourage the children to learn their tables at home. The children attempt to answer as many questions as possible in 2 minutes. Over the year, the children progress through the different tables as they improve. The children will be sent home with a times table practise sheet every Friday. Again, this doesn’t need to be used or handed in, as long as they are practising.

Reading: Please try to read with your child as often as possible and encourage enjoyment of reading. Children who are choosing reading books from the coloured book bands will have a reading folder containing reading books and a reading record. Children who are free readers are no longer required to fill in a reading record. They can choose any book (either from home or from our class library) to read and this should be taken home and brought back in to school every day.

Thank you for your support!

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