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Welcome back to school for the new school year of 2017/18.  There is lots of exciting learning planned and I hope that the children are well-rested and ready for new challenges.

We begin our learning based around “Where the Wild Things Are”.  I’m looking forward to seeing what the children have produced during the summer, as their own monsters will provide a stimulus for some of our initial work.  We will, where possible, use a cross curricular approach and some of our English, Art, PE and Music will reflect this.  Following the letter issued at the end of last term, I hope you have been putting together a wild outfit ready for our Flash Mob Dance in Marlborough on 28th September. Claws, horns and strange ears at the ready!  Any queries please see me asap.

Ancient Wiltshire will come to life through our topic, especially as we kick start our knowledge building of the Stone Age to Bronze Age, by visiting Avebury and West Kennet Long Barrow on 19th September.

On-going Homework

Aim for 20 minutes reading every night please. Please record this in the homework diary, with comments, and build towards the school reading rewards.

Spellings will be in differentiated groups. As well as learning the spellings, activities will be set.  All written homework will be done in the Writing Journal.

Times table practice is essential to underpinning security with multiplication and division. In year 3 and 4 we work towards knowing all the times tables in order (Bronze Award), random order (Silver) and matching division facts (Gold). Weekly challenges will be set and this, together with Number Bond knowledge, will form our maths homework to begin.

I know lots of parents are really busy but the times tables and spellings can be practised on the way to school, during a car journey etc…

I want your child to be happy, feel safe and thrive in Muntjac Class.  If you have any queries at all please feel free to see m.e

Here’s to a happy and prosperous year!



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