Muntjac

Welcome! We are Muntjac Class and we are Y3 and Y4 pupils

Dear Parents and Carers of Muntjac Children

Welcome back to new year of exciting learning.

Throughout term 3 and 4, we will be learning all about Ancient Egypt . During this topic, we will be thinking about what it would be like to be a child throughout this time in History as well as learning about different leaders and important people. To inspire us creatively, we will be looking at Egyptian art work and structures.

During term 3 we will be using Discovery RE to enquire about Buddaism and their teachings looking at the question ‘Is it possble for everyone to be happy?’ Within Term 4, we are using Understanding Christianity and looking into Salvation and the reasons Christians choose to call the day Jesus died “Good Friday”?

Across the whole Spring term our topics for Science, will include Light, Forces and Plants.
This work is cross curriculuar and so links will be made throughout all the childrens learning, using a wide variety of carefully choosen fiction and non-fiction books.

Please see our curriculum web for further information and 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
Homework in Muntjac Class is set weekly. It will be sent home on gmail on Fridays to be handed in the following Thursday. Further information about homework can be found on the Muntjac Class tab of the school website. Children will receive 1 piece of Maths, 1 piece of English and 5 spellings following a spelling pattern each week.
With thankfulness, courage and love, we strive to improve heart and mind.
Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give
him will never thirst”. John 4:13

Reading – children are expected read for at least 20 minutes per day with an adult. Reding logs are to be used at home and handed in every Tuesday to be monitored. Please record your child’s progress in their reading log each day to enable your child to earn their Reading Awards. Inside the Reading logs 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.

Children are encouraged to read a variety of materials across Fiction and Non- fiction texts. Please read the child’s book band colour at home along with asking lots of questions around the text to enhance their comprehension of the text as well as fluency. This can be suplemented with reading of other texts, these can also be recorded within the record book.

Maths – the children will be given a variety of online activities, games, practical activies and worksheets to reinforce their learning within school. Two particulary helpful and fun websites are 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 use TT Rockstars as often as possible to improve your child’s rapid recall and fluency in times tables.
At the beginning of Term 6 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.

English – 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 – Children will receive a spelling list each Friday within their homework and will also be learning them each morning as part of their early morning tasks. These will have a particular spelling pattern that is being taught in school.
Topic – Occasionally topic homework will be sent home, which will ask the children to use a variety of knowledge and skills. As a result, the children will be given extra time to complete this type of homework task.

P.E– Every Wednesday Afternoons.
Pupils will need to bring PE kit into school each Monday 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 (school shoes must NOT be worn during PE sessions). If the weather becomes cooler, the children may also need a plain red sweatshirt or school hoodie. If possible, please can the children also have a change of socks for P.E. As always please ensure all items of 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.

With thankfulness, courage and love, we strive to improve heart and mind.
Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give
him will never thirst”. John 4:13

Water bottles
Children should bring a filled water bottle to school each day (please ensure they are labelled). During the day the children should only have water to drink. Any fresh juices should only be consumed with their lunch time food.

Further information about school trips and events will follow in due course. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you in advance for your support, we are looking forward to supporting your children as they work and learn during this srping term.

Kindest regards

Miss McClintock and Miss Wilson

Muntjac Class Teacher and Teaching Assistant

Muntjac Class Curriculum Web Spring Term 2024

Muntjac Curriculum Web Autumn 2023


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