Year 3 & 4 - Cherry, Poplar and Sycamore classes
Dear Parents and Children,
Welcome to Term 6 at Borough Green Primary School.
We are so excited to welcome you back to what is going to be another exciting final term and hope that you have all enjoyed your extended half term break.
The Curriculum in Term 6
We will be welcoming the children back with two days of outdoor learning this week. We will be using our senses to explore the natural world and inspire a piece of poetry that the children will write on Friday. Please could we politely remind you to send children to school in PE kit on both Thursday 9th and Friday 10th June.
From 13th-17th June our wonderful children will be involved in the Whole School STEAM week. STEAM is a celebration of five incredibly valuable subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Year groups will be tackling these areas of learning in different ways and with different emphases. The overall aim is to inspire and encourage our pupils to develop their enthusiasm and skill in these areas. This year, Year 3 and 4 will dedicate the week to the wonders of Light and Shadows, drawing out our children's problem solving, team working and persistence skills. Please ask them about their activities and put in your diary 30th June, when we will showcase their work from the week.
Following our whole school experience, we will then move on to our year 3 and 4 experience, ‘Splash’, for the remainder of the term. The experience will begin by exploring the physical features of rivers in our geography lessons. We will identify major rivers in the UK, before looking more closely at common river features, and then studying the River Medway in more detail. Our focus will then shift to scientific investigation by looking at states of matter (solids, liquids and gases) and how materials can change state through cooling and heating. We will then link this back to our geography work by building an understanding of the water cycle. In literacy, we will explore two books. ‘The Whale’, a beautiful, wordless picture book by Evan and Vita Murrow will inspire our writing, while we will look closely at ‘The Nothing to See Here Hotel’ in our class guided reading lessons.
Dates for your diary:
Monday 20th June – Multiplication Tables Check for children in year 4
Thursday 30th June – STEAM week showcase
Friday 1st July – class swaps where children will have an opportunity to spend time with their teacher for the next academic year.
Wednesday 6th July – KS2 Sports Day (full details will follow)
Friday 8th July – class swaps
Monday 18th July – end of year reports will be sent out
Reading and Times Tables
It would be much appreciated if you could continue to spend time listening to your child read regularly. Reading aloud 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. Children then complete a quiz on that book before they can choose a new one from our library. We welcome comments on how your child has read in their reading record so please feel free to write in this whenever you read with your child.
All children continue to have access to Times Table Rock Stars. This is a fantastic website that the children can use to play games and earn points which in turn, reinforces and consolidates their knowledge of the times tables. Please encourage your child to use this regularly so that they continue to develop and feel secure with their times tables. Usernames and passwords should be requested from your child’s class teacher if required again.
This is to politely remind you of our school uniform as stated on the school website. Please make sure your child has the correctly coloured items and that all school uniform is clearly named.
Grey tailored trousers or shorts
Grey skirt, pinafore dress
White shirt/polo shirt
White short-sleeved shirt/blouse
School bottle green round neck/V-neck sweatshirt or sweatshirt fabric cardigan
School tie (optional)
Grey socks (white socks can be worn with dresses)
Green checked dress
Children should be well presented and their white shirt/polo shirt must be tucked in at all times. We expect our children to demonstrate pride in their appearance and respect for the school uniform.
Please ensure that your child wears sensible black shoes or sandals to school, NOT TRAINERS or BOOTS.
Makeup and nail varnish are not permitted. Excessive hair accessories or extreme hair styles or colour are also not permitted. Only small stud earrings are allowed.
Many items are available from the school office. To order uniform please click on the link https://www.brigade.uk.com/parents/ or visit the uniform section on our website.
The Parent and Teachers’ Association also runs an excellent second-hand uniform shop on site.
Please ensure that your child wears sensible black shoes to school, not trainers or boots.
This term, we have outdoor PE on a Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child comes into school wearing their PE kit on these days. It is essential that children wear a full P.E. kit in school at all times for our timetabled P.E. sessions. Please ensure that your child wears trainers and not plimsolls on their outdoor PE days as these do not provide any grip when running on the hardcourt and get wet easily if the meadow is damp. If a child does not have a P.E. kit, they will 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 please ensure it is done before they arrive to school that morning.
House colour T-shirt
White PE shorts
Green track suit bottoms or black skins underneath the white shorts maybe worn for outdoor games in cold weather
All items of uniform need to be clearly marked with your child's name
We hope to have lots of opportunities for outdoor learning this term so please make sure your children have suitable footwear and waterproof jackets on wet weather days.
Many thanks from,
Mrs Bowers, Mrs Gordon, Miss Phillips and Mr Wheatley