Welcome to Dragonfly class

Welcome to Dragonfly Class!

Please find below the link to our Curriculum Overview:

Key Stage Two Curriculum Overview 18-19

English

This term we will be reading the book ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ by Onjali Q. Raúf, which tells the story of a young refugee from Syria named Ahmet. The story is a beautiful account of friendship and hope, and highlights the importance of kindness.  We will be writing letters, information texts, and fictional narratives linked to the story.

 

Maths

This term pupils will be furthering their understanding of measure and statistics. They will be using a wide range of physical resources and mathematical representations to support their learning. Pupils will learn to interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, and solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.They will also measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g) and volume/capacity.

Previous Topics

A World of Difference

Dragonfly class were very creative last term and enjoyed  designing and making their own sea creatures using recycled plastic. We also worked as a team to create a giant octopus made entirely out of our own plastic waste! Please see the photos below.

 

 

 

Science

This week the children explored how sound travels, and made their own model telephones using plastic cups and string!

Skateboarding Workshop

Dragonfly class took part in a skateboarding workshop at school. The children all absolutely loved it and didn’t want the workshop to end! Here are some photos of the children mastering the art of skateboarding.

 

Art Club

 

Dreamcatchers

Piggy banks

 

Home Learning

Times Tables

 

The children will be given online My Maths homework linking to what we have been learning in class. Homework will be given out every other Wednesday and due in the following Monday. Children have their own individual logins for their homework. Please contact the office if your child has lost their login details.

 

We are also using a website called ‘TT Rockstars‘ for times table homework. The children have been given individual logins which they can use to practise their times tables online. Once logged on, children should go to the ‘Garage’ section of the website. I have scheduled each child’s times tables so that they receive questions linked to the tables they are currently learning. This will be edited as their speed and the amount of correct answers increases.

If your child has lost their login, please contact the office and I will re-print their login.

In addition to this, there are some fantastic apps and interactive games to help the children with their times tables:

‘Hit The Button’

Maths Rockx

 

Reading

The children need to read a minimum of 4 days a week for a minimum of 20 minutes each time. They need to record evidence of their reading in their reading journals which will be going home next Monday. The journals must be in every Monday to be checked by the teacher.

Below I have attached links to 100 recommended reading books for years 3 & 4.

100 Books 3 and 4 1

100 Books 3 and 4 2

100 Books 3 and 4 3

100 Books 3 and 4 4

100 Books 3 and 4 5

 

Spelling, punctuation and grammar.

The children will be given spelling and grammar homework every other week. The activities will link to what we have been learning in class and the books will be given out on Wednesday and due in the following Tuesday.

Please see the year 3/4 spelling list below. We encourage you to help your children with these spellings in any way you wish.

Year 3&4 spelling list