Sapphire 2021 - 2022

Mrs Grindley

Mr Foster

Welcome to Sapphire's class (Year 3/4) page.

Useful days

Communication: We will continue to use Class Dojo to keep in contact with parents/carers and update you on our learning journey. Class Dojo will also be used a reward system.

PE: Sapphire have PE on a Thursday and Dance on a Tuesday this half term. Children should come into school in their full PE kit.

Homework: Homework will be given out on a Monday and is due back on a Friday. Homework will support all class learning and so it is important that homework is completed every week. Homework will be discussed in class and any questions about the homwork will be answered on Monday afternoon before it being sent home. If you find that your child is struggling with homework, I am more than happy to support you on Wednesday or Thursday before homework is due back in.

Spellings: Spellings will always be included within children's homework, therefore spellings will be set on a Monday. Sapphire will be tested on the following Monday.

Times tables: Practicing your times tables every night via Times Tables Rock Stars is also encouraged to help number fluency which will, in turn, help you child make connections with other Maths problems that they encounter. Every week we will be focusing on particular times table and this will be disclosed on a Monday and tested the following Monday.

Reading: Reading is encouraged every evening. Reading books from school are provided but, please take advantage of both Oxford Reading Buddy and Bug Club online at home as well as enjoying your own books and reading for pleasure - your log in details for these have been stuck in at the back of your reading records. Please log all the reading that you do (outside of Bug Club or Oxford Reading Buddy) in your reading records and hand it in to Mrs Naik every day. All books that are sent home must be returned to school when you are finished with them.

Useful Links

While Class Dojo is not being used as a reward system in class, photos of our learning will continue to be uploaded onto out class timeline and important information and changes will be posted here.

This may be useful if you would like to practise your maths skills at home or could be used to support homework. If there is an area of maths your child struggles with, I am able to set lesson and activities to help you at home should you wish.

Use your personal log in to continue practicing yout times tables. Challenge your class mates or plat against the clock to beat your own scores.

Use your personal log in details to log into our online books bands. Explore a wide range of books tailored to out reading level and answer questions and quizzes.

Use your personal login to access reading and Science.

The BBC Bitesize is a great resource for all areas of the National Curriculum.

Serving the Catholic Communities of St.Edward and Holy Spirit.

This BBC website video explains what decoding is.

This article (aimed at parents) explains how children learn to read using phonics and it also contains a useful phonics guide to show you how to make each of the sounds.


Are you looking for a new book to read? Why not try one of these?

Check our nrich website for some great maths challenges to really get you thinking.

Download Scratch from here to try your hand at coding.


Spring 2

The book we will be using in our writing sessions is:


We will use this to write our own stories and learn about:

-Using expanded noun phrases by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and prepositional phrases.

-Choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avod repetition.

-Using and punctuate direct speech.

-Using commas after fronted adverbials.


The book we will be using in our reading sessions is:


Through this we will be learning about:

-Drawing inferences (inferring characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions); justify with evidence.

-Discussing words and phrases that capture the reader's interest and imagination.


For information about the rest of our curriculum, please see current topic web.


Many thanks Mr Foster











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