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Puffin Class

In Puffins class you will find:

Mrs Shepherd (Class teacher)
Mrs Blake (Class teacher)
Lyndsey Farrant (Learning assistant)
Regan Gaston (Learning assistant)

Summer term 2018

We hope you have all had a wonderful Easter break and are fully refreshed for a new term at school. With the start of the new term, we have lots of exciting learning to look forward to. We are excited about embarking on a new topic this half term –Superheroes! This topic will seep into many aspects of the children's learning and hopefully again inspire their creativity. As always, the topic will start off with a bit of excitement and drama!

As the children head towards Year 4, we are looking forward to seeing their continued determination in learning and a kind and caring attitude towards each other.


Maths

The term starts with another visit to statistics, before embarking on place value and algebra. We will then finish the term with multiplication and division. Maths as always will creep into other curriculum subjects, especially science and computing. It is extremely important you help to support your children’s learning through regular times table practice as these number facts are so useful in many different areas of maths learning. The Puffins will have a weekly session on a Tuesday where they will be tested on their focus times table as well as have opportunities to sharpen up their skills.


English

In English we will start the term with a visit to the world of playscripts. During our journey of discovery the children will find out how playscripts work. They will have opportunities to read and perform them before making their own. These creations will be built around a Superhero adventure! We will continue our fun with Superheroes through comic strips leading up to half term.

The children are expected to read at home on a daily basis using books that they have chosen to read for enjoyment. Please support your child by sharing their chosen book with them every night and encourage them to change their books in the school library. Over the next half term we are going to continue our handwriting drive as this seems to be going well. We are looking to improve overall standards of presentation, concentrating on letter shapes and joins in particular. The children will hopefully be practicing handwriting every day in class.

 


Other subjects

Art and DT - As part of our Superhero topic, the children will get busy with food in DT, learning how to create food fit for Superheroes!


Music – This term the children will get busy responding to music they are listening to in different ways – through movement, words and art. They will also learn about Chinese folk music as well as improving their singing skills in preparation for the class assembly.

 

Science – Linking with our work on Superheroes and food in DT, the children will learning about the skeleton as well as nutrition.

 

 

RE – In RE we will be exploring the Jewish faith.

 

P.E – The children will be learning about hand apparatus and experiencing activities involving striking and fielding.

Please note Puffin PE lessons will be on Wednesday and a Thursday.

 

For all P.E activities children should remove watches and/ or stud earrings for P.E. lessons. If children are unable to remove their earrings, they will need to cover them with tape. We are not permitted to remove a child’s earrings or apply the tape; the children need to be able to do this independently. Long hair must be tied back.


Homework

Maths homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be returned on the following Friday.Times tables will be tested on a Tuesday.
Spelling homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be returned on the following Friday. The children will be tested on this day.


Please see the homework page for weekly homework tasks.

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