Year 3 & 4 - Cherry, Poplar and Sycamore classes
Dear Parents and Children,
Welcome to Term 6 at Borough Green Primary School.
Learning Experiences This Term
We will start the term with ‘Castles’ during which the children will be transported into a range of castles throughout history. They will learn how shape has inspired their construction and the mechanics of their intricate features. The experience will finish with poetry writing, where the children will imagine what is like to open ‘The Door’ to one of these magical places. They will then travel the world in ‘Around the World in 80 days’ discovering maps, coordinates and other cultures. ‘Between the Towers’ will focus on the real life Story of Philip Pettit and his incredible feat of walking a tight rope between the Twin Towers. The children will explore this through the amazing picture book of this real life event.
All pupils should be using Times Table Rockstars to improve their fluency and challenge their friends. You should be completing the timed tests at least 4 times a week. If you do, you will see your progress in the time it takes you to answer all the questions correctly.
Spelling & Grammar
Please continue to learn the weekly lists we send home. Remember you can use Spelling Frame online; it is such a helpful way to practise and test yourself and feedback from the children is it is a far more engaging way of learning spellings.
Please ensure that your child reads to you every day and sign the reading card accordingly. Please look out for your child’s sticker celebrating how many house points they have received that week for their efforts at home. Reading out loud builds their confidence, extends their vocabulary and provides an opportunity for you to join your child in the ‘escape from reality’ that a great novel provides. We continue 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. Please look out for your child’s scores in their reading cards and talk to them about their experience of this process. Many of our able readers are choosing more challenging books and are recommending them to others. This is really exciting and is fostering a love of reading which is so important for academic progress and general well-being – half an hour away from the TV and devices daily is a good habit to establish for life.
This is to politely remind you of our school uniform as stated on the school website.
Boys – Summer Uniform
White shirt/polo shirt
School tie (juniors only, optional)
School bottle-green, round-neck/v-neck Sweatshirt
Girls – Summer Uniform
Green & white gingham dress
White or grey socks
Grey skirt, pinafore dress or tailored trousers
White blouse/polo shirt
Grey, black, green or white tights
School tie (juniors only, optional)
School bottle-green, round-neck/v-neck Sweatshirt or sweatshirt fabric cardigan
Please ensure that your child wears sensible black shoes to school, NOT TRAINERS and remind them that their shirt should be tucked in.
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, especially during the summer. 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 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.
At BGPS we are very lucky to have so many clubs during lunchtimes, before and after school run voluntarily. If you would like a copy of the time table please speak to the office and they can inform you of all the exciting opportunities available to the children. Please remember to tell the adult in charge if you cannot attend for an important reason.
PTA movie night – Friday 7th June
KS2 Sports Day – 27th June (pm only for parents)
Class Swaps – 28th June
Class Swaps – 5th July
As always, thank you for your support as parents and guardians. Should you need to speak to us about any matter please make an appointment via the school office.
Miss Wood, Miss Butterfield and Mr Wheatley