Welcome to Class 3/4 C – Mrs Cox
Welcome to our Class page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.
Reading books will be changed once a week on a Thursday. New books will be handed to children on a Friday. If children have read the book they will get another. If longer books take a couple of weeks to read, they will get a new book when they need.
Please read regularly with your children at home. Check out www.getepic.com and sign up for free access to an online library of e-books.
Your child will be given a red homework book to do their homework in. Spellings are given on a Wednesday and are to be learned for a test on the following Wednesday.
Two homework tasks will be given every Friday. One will be set by your child’s maths set teacher, while the other will be a spelling task. Children will be asked to write their spellings in sentences to show their understanding. This needs to be handed in by the following Wednesday morning.
At the moment, 3/4C do PE on a Tuesday afternoon. This may not necessarily be on the same day each week. Children should bring their full PE kit every Monday and leave it in school throughout the week in case of any extra PE activities.
Please make sure that your child has the correct PE Kit:
-Black shorts, white t-shirt and trainers
-No football or sports tops please!
-Tracksuit bottoms for outdoor lessons.
Earrings and watches should be removed before the lesson. After the initial 6 week period, all earrings must be removed and not covered with plasters. If children cannot remove their own earrings, please remove them before they come to school.
Swimming lessons – Tuesday afternoon.
2015 – 2016
Romero Britto inspired art – July 2016
Romero Britto is a Brazilian artist famous for his own brand of pop-art. He incorporates bright colours, patterns, and black lines to create different sections in his pieces. Having looked at some of his work, we used his style to create our own versions with some stunning results.
Performing poetry – July 2016
This week we have been learning about different types of poems: Tankas and Cinquains.
We studied the themes, structure, and syllable patterns of these poems, then attempted to write our own. Firstly, we used the school garden as inspiration to write a Tanka poem about nature.
After that, we watched a famous Guiness advert where a group of surfers battle against the galloping waves. From this, we decided to write a Cinquain about the waves using powerful verbs and metaphors. Poems were performed by pairs with the original advert as a backdrop. The results were very impressive.
Should children be banned from buying junk food? – June 2016
In English, we have been learning about discussion texts. To spark interest in this topic, we decided to hold our very own class debate on the subject of junk food. After researching some arguments ‘for’ and ‘against’ banning junk food on websites and discussion forums, we split the class in half and came up with our own arguments. The children very successful in defending their corner and learnt a lot about having a constructive debate.
Measuring Dinosaurs – February 2016
We have been learning about measuring using different units of length. Firstly, we looked at the length of some dinosaurs in metres, then converted these measurements into centimetres using our multiplication knowledge. After that, we used tape measures, metre sticks and trundle wheels to measure out the length of these enormous, prehistoric creatures on the yard.
FA Skills Session – Thursday 21st January 2016
Today, children from Class 3/4C were lucky enough to take part in an FA Skills coaching session at the Alun Armstrong Centre, Shildon. Throughout the afternoon, children took part in a number of skills-based games which aimed to develop their ball mastery. Following this, they had the opportunity to compete against each other in a small-sided tournament. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and hopefully it inspired some of them to develop their skills even further in the near future.
Constructing 3D Shapes – Wednesday 20th January 2016
This week, Mr Crowther’s maths set have been learning about the properties of lines, polygons and 3D shapes. Using a given amount of straws and play dough, children had the challenge of constructing the correct 3D shape using their knowledge of its faces, edges and vertices. Take a look at some of our fantastic constructions. Can you identify what shapes they are?
Hour of Code – Monday 7th December 2015
This week Class 3/4C took part in the Hour of Code. This is a global initiative to give millions of children the opportunity to participate in computer coding tutorials. Computer Science is now a massive part of the Computing curriculum, and by giving children these opportunities it enables them to develop their problem solving skills, logical thinking and creativity. We had fun using the ‘Minecraft’ and ‘Star Wars’ based activities to solve problems using computer code.
These activities can be found here.