Sapphire 2021 - 2022

Mrs Naik

Mrs Grindley

Hi and welcome to Sapphire Class page! We are delighted to have you all back and safe in school with us after the disruptive past two years. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please come and speak to Mrs. Naik or Mrs. Grindley and we will be happy to help in any way that we can. You can also contact us via Class Dojo. 

If you are looking for remote learning work, press the remote learning option on the blue bar.

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IMPORTANT DAYS

PE will be on Thursday afternoons. Please ensure that your child comes dressed in the appropriate attire - white t-shirt, blue shorts, blue joggers, blue jumper (this can be your school jumper), white socks and black trainers.  

Homework will be given out on Monday and is due back in 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 homework will be answered on Monday afternoons prior to it being sent home. If you find that your child is struggling with their homework, I am more than happy to support you on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday before homework is due back in. 

Reading: Reading is encouraged every evening. Reading books from school are provided but, please also 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.

Times tables: Practicing your times tables every night via Times Tables Rock Stars is also encouraged to help with number fluency which will in turn help your child make connections with other Maths problems that they encounter. Year 4s have their times tables check at the end of the year, so it is highly recommended that Year 4s especially focus on this. Year 3s can take advantage of this too to get ready for their times tables check next year!

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SPRING ONE

Writing

This term we will be reading Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura.

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We will be using this book as our writing focus.
During this focus, the children will be learning to:

*Form nouns with a range of prefixes.

*Use present and past tenses correctly and consistently including progressive and present perfect forms.

*Use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech (using dialogue to show relationship between characters).

*Build a varied and rich vocabulary.

*Write a sequence of events to follow the structure of the model story.

*Write an opening paragraph and further paragraphs and further paragraphs for each stage.

*Use 3rd or 1st person consistently.

*Add historical detail to characters, setting and events.

Basic skills

*Use punctuation correctly (full stops, capital letters including for peroper nouns, exclamation marks, questions marks, commas as a list, apostrophes for contraction and singular noun posession)

*Use a range of co-ordinating and sub-ordinating conjunctions.

*Create characters, settings and plot in narrative. 

 

Reading

We will also be reading Iron by Ted Hughes.

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This fiction text will be our guided reading focus.
During this focus, the children will be learning to:

*Draw inferences and justify with evidence.

*Identify themes and conventions in a wide range of books.

*Discuss words and phrases that capture the reader's interest and imagination.

 

Topics

Art

We will become artists like Claud Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir by painting using impressionism.

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Geography

We will develop our knowledge of the water cycle, weathering and Europe.

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Computing

We will develop our knowledge of how to communicate safely on the Internet.

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Music

We will discover how to play the glockenspiel and the notes linked to different songs.

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Science 

We will be investigating changes of state with Solids, liquids and gases.

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RE

We will be focussing on reconciliation and Lent.

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PHSCE -No Outsiders

We will be focussing on the book Two Monsters by David Mckee and discussing how to find a solution to a problem.

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Spanish

We will be focussing on house rooms and giving opinions.

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PE

Gymnastics - Vault and apparatus

Dance - Traditional folk dance

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Wellbeing

Metacognition

Maths

Growth Mind-set

Every child a learner

Born to be

 

Class Focus

Improve and don't give up

 

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USEFUL LINKS

https://www.classdojo.com

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

https://www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com/uk

https://www.ttrockstars.com/

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 - Bug Club

https://www.theschoolrun.com/  - Here is a link to a really useful website that I have found can really help parents to understand more about the concepts that their children are learning in school; e.g. knowing what expanded noun phrases and prepositions are or to help refresh your maths knowledge. It is free to register and can help if you're unsure how to support your child with their work.

 

Stay safe, Mrs. Naik

 

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