Welcome to Class 3/4 H – Mrs Harvey
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.
Children will have two opportunities to change their reading books throughout the week. 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.
We will fit in PE lessons throughout the week (weather permitting). 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. 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. 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.
Swimming lessons – Tuesday afternoon. Children must remember their swimming kit every Tuesday. Swimming caps must also be worn to partake in lessons.
Class 3/4H Activities
January 2018 – Wind Road Boys
Our KS2 children have been working with Enter CIC as part of theie upcoming production of Wind Road Boys. This project has been organised and funded by the Mayor, Ian Machin. All children were involved in the inital workshops and from those a small number of children have been selected to take part in further rehearsals with children from other Spennymoor schools. The children had lots of fun in the sessions and as you can tell from the photos were superb actors. The final performnce will take place in Spennymoor Town Hall in March 2018.
Christmas Carol Concert
Class 3/4H thoroughly enjoyed working with Sam in the garden. We completed many activities over our 4 afternoons outside including den building, creating art and making fires. We used our fires to do a little cooking and enjoyed a drink of warm hot chocolate too!
During anti-bullying week, year 3/4 welcomed Natalie into school. This year, the theme was ‘all different, all equal’. Natalie came into school to tell us all about her life because she was born with spina bifida. She talked about how her body is a little different and the challenges she faces but how she doesn’t let that stop her; from brushing her teeth to running the race for life wearing her splints. Natalie kindly answered all of our questions and showed us her splints. We were truly inspired to realise that sometimes things may seem hard but we shouldn’t give up.
New Homework – November 2017
We are thrilled to be trialling a new and exciting homework system with Key Stage 2 between now and the Christmas holidays. The aim is that the children find the homework more enjoyable, parents find the tasks and timescales manageable and most importantly, that homework can be a time for parents and children to work together.
All children in KS2 have a homework ‘Pick and Mix’ grid. The tasks are all linked to the topic that your child is currently studying in school and each task has a weighting of points linked to it. Between now and Christmas, we are asking the children complete whichever activities they like from the grid – the only rule is that by Christmas they must have completed enough tasks to earn at least 10 points.
Electroncic copies of the grids can be found below:
If you have any questions about the homework then please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher or Miss Bowden.
Our year 3/4 classes thoroughly enjoyed Maya Day. We welcomed our special visitor who taught us how to count to 10 in Mayan. We also found out all about the honour of being sacrificed to the Gods and the 5 main ways people were sacrificed! Each group was given a different sacrifice to act out. Finally, we were given the chance to try Mayan chocolate!
Meet the Teacher 2017
Huge thank you to all the parents/carers that managed to pop along to our Meet the Teacher night on Tuesday 19th September.
If you didn’t manage to come along then please find a copy of the PowerPoints below: