Forrest View


Year 3/4 - Miss C. Howard


Welcome to Ospreys class, I'm Miss Howard the class teacher. I work with the children alongside Miss Frowen and Miss Symonds creating new and exciting learning experiences for all the children.

Our topic for the Spring Term is ‘Scrapheap Challenge’. We will begin the topic by taking part in an exciting K’Nex challenge.

During Spring 1, we will learn about electricity. We will use our scientific knowledge to build circuits and investigate different materials which insulate and conduct electricity. In Literacy, we will be writing and performing our own bedtime stories. During our computer programming lessons will be create a nightlight, which will turn on automatically when it becomes dark.

In Spring 2, we will discover the Ancient Egyptians. We will write our own explanations on the disgusting mummification process and we will use paper mache to create Ancient Egyptian death masks! In science we will learn about forces and magnets to help us create magnetic board games.

Throughout the terms we will be taking a closer look at our Health and Wellbeing. We will learn how we can keep ourselves and others safe, including how we stay safe online.

As a class we will have P.E on a Monday and we will be going swimming on a Wednesday. It is a good idea for the children to keep their P.E kits in school at all times as P.E lessons may change due to weather and school commitments.

Homework will be set at the start of the term, children will have a pack which will have a variety of different tasks the children can complete. Children can hand in their completed homework projects at the end of the term or as they finish each task. Children will receive rewards for completed homework.

You can support us and your child by listening to them read regularly and helping them learn their times tables. Children will get rewards in school if an adult signs their reading record to let us know they have read at home. Children can become ‘Maths Champions’ and receive a special pencil when they know all the times tables for their year group: Y3 children need to know their x2, x10, x5, x3, x4 and x8 times tables and Y4 children need to know all of times tables up to 12 x 12.

We are all looking forward to learning new and interesting things this term.