Forrest View

Ospreys

Year 3/4 - Miss C. Howard

 

Welcome to Ospreys class I'm Miss Howard and I am the class teacher. We are lucky enough to have Miss Frowen and Miss Davis also work our class.

We will start the Autumn term by spending two weeks focusing on our Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship skills. We will discuss the school rules and how they help keep us safe and happy. We will learn about taking responsibly for our own behaviour and except the consequences if we choose to behave poorly. We will also discuss how it feels to be angry and how we can learn to control our emotions.  We will use the book ‘King of the Sky’ to look at our differences and how we can help each other grow.

Our topic for the Autumn term is ‘Stones and Bones’, during this topic we will focus on developing our historical skills and knowledge. We will learn about life in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.

We will begin this topic by experiencing an exciting hook day. Children will investigate how natural materials can be used to create art and music and we will have great fun learning a Stone Age song.

During the topic we will have the opportunity to visit the Dean Heritage Centre in October. We will discover more about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age through practical workshops.

In Science we will learn about rocks and soils and investigate different types and how they are formed. We will use our computing skills to research a specific area of the Stone Age and we will use our Geography skills to locate and name places. We will also be using our creative and artistic skills to sketch and create detailed Cave Paintings.

Our P.E lessons will be on Monday and Thursday afternoon. It is a good idea if children 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 sent out at the start of term. Children can hand in their completed homework projects at the end of the term or as they finish each task. 

You can support your child and us by listening to them read regularly and helping them learn their times tables. Children will receive rewards for completed homework and if adults at home sign their link book 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; x2, x10, x5, x3, x4 and x8,

Y4; all x tables up to 12 x 12.

We are looking forward to learning new and interesting things this term and working well as a team.