Welcome! We are Muntjac Class and we are Y3 and Y4 pupils
Muntjac class are taught by Miss McClintock.
Welcome to Summer Term 2022
Welcome back to another exciting term. We are off to Braeside at the beginning of May for our one night residential which I know we are all very excited about After that we will keep busy as we learn about a variety of artists such as Van Gogh, Henry Mattisse and Monet and the various art techniques and genres they use. We will be using our knowledge of these arstists to inspire our writing supported by some carefully chosen fiction and non-fiction books. Within RE, we are looking further into Buddhism and for Science we will be investigating and learning about animals including humans. Please see our curriculum web for further information. Please make sure you keep up to date with the news and events by reading emails, notes at the bottom of homework and making regular visits to the school website.
Homework in Muntjac Class is set weekly. It will be sent home every Thursday to be handed in the following Thursday. Further information about homework can be found inside the Reading Diary and Homework Exercise Book.
Reading – children should read at least 20 minutes per day with an adult. Please record progress in the reading log each day to enable your child to earn their Reading Awards. Reading records are to be brought in on Tuesdays to be monitored. Inside the Reading Diary are a list of books we recommend the children should read to increase their reading and writing quality. You will also find a list of questions to ask your child after each reading session.
Maths – the children will be given a variety of online activities, games, practical activies and worksheets to reinforce their learning. A particulary helpful and fun website is https://www.mathsisfun.com/ and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39 . All maths homework should be completed using a standard writing pencil and ruler.
Please also continue to use TT rockstars as often as possible to improve your child’s rapid recall and fluency in timestables. At the beginning of term 5 all year 4 children will participate in the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) which is statutory for all primary schools. The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.
Writing – children are expected to complete their homework writing activities independently after a discussion about what they need to achieve. Please encourage children to spell the High Frequency Words correctly (a list can be found on the inside of the Homework Book). We do like the children to challenge themselves to use higher level vocabulary learned within class and through reading. Work should be completed using pencil.
Spellings – the children will receive a spelling list each Monday and will learn them each morning as part of their Early Morning Tasks. The children will be tested each Thursday. We use a ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check’ system.
Topic – Occasionally topic homework will be sent home which will ask the children to use a variety knowledge and skills. As a result, the children will be given extra time to complete this sort of homework task.
Pupils will need to bring PE kit on Mondays and keep their kit in school all week. The children need to have red shorts or tracksuit bottoms, a plain white T.Shirt and trainers. As the weather becomes cooler, the children may also need a plain red sweater or the school hoodie. If possible, please can the children also have a change of socks and trainers for P.E (School shoes should NOT be worn during PE sessions). As always please ensure all clothing including socks are labelled. You would be surprised where clothes can end up, no matter how careful we all seem to be! If children do not have P.E kit, they will be provided with spare kit where possible or given learning to complete in another class.
Children are allowed to bring bottles to school (please also ensure they are labelled). During the day the children should only have water. Any fresh juices should only be consumed with lunch time food.
Further information about school trips and events will follow in due course. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Thank you in advance for your support and we are looking forward to supporting your children as they work and learn during this summer term.
Miss McClintock and Mrs Hicks