Phase Page Lower Key Stage 2 (Pixies, Unicorns, Centaurs)
Phase leader: Mr De-Keyzer (Centaurs)
Teachers: Mrs Felton (Unicorns), Miss Broad (Pixies)
Cover Supervisors: Mrs Payne-Cook, Mrs Hill
Teaching assistants: Mrs Gaskin, Mrs Hill
WHAT WE ARE LEARNING IN TERMS 3 and 4
The next two terms will see us writing persuasive letters, pretending to be journalists, exploring poetry and looking at myths and legends.
In Topic, we will start the term looking at 'Animals including Humans' before moving on to 'World in Danger'. This will involve us looking at the human body and how we function and exploring human and animal teeth. 'World in Danger' will involve an exploration of volcanoes and earthquakes while considering current issues such as climate change and deforestation.
Maths will involve us using a new scheme from White Rose, using concrete resources, pictoral drawings and abstract methods. We'll be looking in depth at multiplication and division, fractions and decimals.
What will my child be studying next term?
Topics and what I can do to help
Animals including humans - Children could explore BBC bitesize to find information about life porcesses and teeth.
World in Danger - Children could look in newspapers to find information about deforestation and climate change. They could also research recent volcanic eruptions and earthquakes (although adults will want to check the content first).
Homework is set every Friday and needs to be returned by Wednesday of the following week. Homework is differentiated to enable different ability groups to access the same homework. Our homework follows a cycle of English, Maths and Topic and this cycle is repeated. As well as the homework, times tables are expected to be practised at home as there is a weekly times tables test. Find out your child’s times tables colour by asking them or looking in their reading record/homework book. Reading frequently is also part of homework and this, including tables practise and the set homework, should take up to 90 minutes.
Latest homework (This half term)
See link below
12.01.18 - Homework will be set on Monday 15.01.18 due Friday 26.01.18, based on the assembly on Monday morning.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!
Stunning start - Friday 12th January 2018
Please name all your child’s clothes.
Please write in your child’s reading record book to show if you have read with them at home.
Playground 8.30-8.45 am
Break 10.05- 10.20 am
Lunchtime 12:05-1:00 pm
This purple book is something that children can write in to express their feelings, draw pictures to accompany their writing and to write anything that they wish e.g. stories. Writing journals can go home to carry on stories etc, but are used daily at morning registration and after lunch registration, so they need to come back into school to continue this work.
HOW YOU CAN HELP YOUR CHILD AT HOME
Read as frequently as possible with your child at home. Ask them questions about what they are reading so that they develop their inference and deduction skills. Reading frequently will also help with the development of their fluency and expression.
Times tables information
All Year 3 children begin their times tables at the same stage (2x Jade). Year 4 children will begin their times tables where they finished at the end of Year 3. Children can bring home their marked test to show their parent's their score. After the weekly test, if they have achieved 100%, they receive a certificate and move onto the next stage.
The times tables below identify which times table children are working on in each colour. Please refer to this if you are unsure about which times tables your child should be learning.
Jade 1 = 2 x (30 questions in 5 minutes)
Jade 2 = 5 x (30 questions in 5 minutes)
Jade 3 = 10 x (30 questions in 5 minutes)
Ruby = 2x and 10x (30 questions in 5 minutes)
Topaz = 2x and 5x (30 questions in 5 minutes)
Sapphire = 2x, 5x and 10x (36 questions in 4 minutes)
Crystal = up to 5x (36 questions in 4 minutes)
Emerald = up to 8x (36 questions in 4 minutes)
Diamond = up to 10 x 10 (50 multiplication and division questions in 4 minutes)
Bronze = up to 10 x 10 (100 multiplication and division questions in 8 minutes)
Silver = up to 10 x 10 (100 multiplication and division questions in 5 minutes)
Gold = up to 10 x 10 (100 division questions in 3 minutes)
Platinum 1 = up to 10 x 10 (100 multiplication and division questions with remainders in 6 minutes)
Platinum 2 = up to 10 x 10 (100 multiplication and division questions with remainders in 5 minutes)
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