Year 3 & 4 - Cherry, Poplar and Sycamore classes
Dear Parents and Children,
Welcome to Term 2 at Borough Green Primary School.
The Curriculum in term 2 …
This term our experiences include: ‘Where the wild Things Are’ and ‘The X Factor’.
‘’Where the Wild Things Are’ will explore the amazing, natural world and habitats closer to home. They will get to develop their creative skills too, building a habitat in their classrooms.
During the ‘X Factor’ we will teach the children about sound as well as produce our own Christmas single. The classes will battle it out for Christmas number 1 and learn to produce the CDs for themselves. See the website for our medium term plans.
Just a little reminder that homework will be set on a Wednesday each week and will be expected to be handed in on the following Monday. This is alternately maths and literacy each week, with spelling every week. As homework is a crucial part in consolidating learning, any child in Year 3/4 who does not have their homework completed on the hand in date will be expected to stay in during lunch break on Monday, to complete it. Please continue to support your children with their daily times table practice too.
We cannot stress to you how important it is for you to hear your child read OUT LOUD EVERY DAY. Reading out loud builds their confidence, fluency and extends their vocabulary. We are continuing to use Accelerated Reader which gives your child the opportunity to read books at an appropriate level and to be tested on them before they move on to a new book.
It is essential that children have a full P.E. kit in school at all times for our timetabled P.E. sessions and any impromptu sessions we are lucky enough to add in. Please ensure that your child has trainers in their P.E. Kit and not plimsolls as these do not provide any grip when running on the hardcourt and get wet easily if the meadow is damp. Children need to be responsible, not just for having the kit in school, but also for putting it away after sessions and knowing where it is at all times. If a child does not have a P.E. kit, they will still have to come outside to the lesson and contribute to the learning and assessment of others skills. Pupils with long hair should have their hair tied back at all times and earrings must be taken out or protected with tape during P.E. lessons. Teachers are not allowed to take earrings out for children so if they struggle please ensure it is done before they arrive to school that morning. Year 3 and 4 will have P.E. on a Wednesday and Thursday.
We hope to have lots of opportunities for outdoor learning so please make sure your children have suitable footwear and waterproof jackets in school every day. This is really essential as we move into the winter months.
At BGPS we are very lucky to have so many clubs during lunchtimes, before and after school run voluntarily by many of our teaching staff and visitors. Please ask for a club list if your child is not currently attending a club and would like to.
Important Dates for Year 3/4 in Term 2
Wear your pyjamas to school for Children in Need – 16th November 2018
PTA school discos – 30th November 2018
Own Clothes Day – 7th December 2018
Christmas Lunch / Red and Green day 13th December 2018
Many thanks from,
Miss Butterfield, Miss Wood and Mr Wheatley