Welcome to Dragonfly Class
Our topic this term is ‘Inspire’, and we are learning about what it means to be an inspiration to others. Over the next few weeks we will be researching inspirational people over the world who have overcome great challenges and have demonstrated the importance of never giving up.
In addition to this, we have the following exciting events planned for the term, including:
- Knockhatch dry slope skiing
- Eastbourne International Tennis
- Sports Day
- Day of Dance
- Golf Workshop
- Summer Performance
This week the children have been researching inspiring charities. In connection with our science topic about animals and their habitats, they decided to investigate the charity ‘WWF’, and research the effects of deforestation on animals in the Amazon rainforest. The children held a fantastic debate about the impact of deforestation on our world. See pictures from the debate below.
This term we are learning about living things and their habitats. This week the children researched animals in the Amazon rainforest. They were shocked to discover that a large number of animals are at risk of extinction, and designed some posters for WWF to warn people of the dangers they face.
If you would like to view our 2017/2018 Curriculum Map for years 3 & 4, please click this link Long Term Plan – 2017-18 – Year 3-4
The children had a fantastic time making tie-dye T-shirts in art club this week.
See our funky masterpieces below!
Next week we will be painting our own glass jars!
We are now 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:
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.
Please see the year 3/4 spelling list below. We encourage you to help your children with these spellings in any way you wish.