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Northmoor Class

Welcome to Northmoor Class – Year 3 and 4

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The Traits we need to succeed:

Joie de Vivre

Resilience

Self-discipline

Honesty

Courage

Kindness

 

Year 3 and 4

Welcome to Northmoor Class! We are going to have a fantastic year full of learning, discovery and working together as a team. There will be fun times, tough times and light-bulb moments but, most of all, we hope every child in Northmoor Class will grow in confidence and happiness throughout the year. It is vital that we work together to ensure the children are on track and making progress, so please do not hesitate to come and see us or write a note in the children’s planners regarding any concerns or things we need to know. We hope you will be happy for us to do the same so that we are all working towards the same goal – outstanding progress for every child!

Mrs Dennis, Mr Akers, Mrs Pengelly, Mr Welch

Support

We are delighted to have Mrs.Pengelly working with us every morning with Mr.Welch undertaking further class support and interventions. This means children will have regular interventions (as needed) and can be supported in those areas of learning they find more challenging. Please support your child with any additional work that arises from these sessions – it really will help them to make greater progress and acquire the key skills they need to access other parts of the curriculum.

We have ICT support from Mrs Ramwell,  PE support from Premier Sports and music teaching from Mrs Thompson.

Curriculum Newsletters and Overview

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Northmoor Summer Term 2017 Curriculum Newsletter

Routines

Please support your child in bringing the following items to school every day:

Book bag containing:
Planner and reading book
Homework folders: these must be handed in every Thursday 
A coat/ sunhat clearly marked with their name.
A water bottle and a fruit snack.
PE kits should stay in school throughout the week. Please provide jogging bottoms and spare socks for when the weather is cold and wet. The bag, sports shoes and all clothes items should be labelled clearly.

Please support your child to arrive at school fully prepared for the day – it often causes a lot of stress when the children become aware that they have forgotten something they need. We know people lead busy lives but can’t emphasise enough how disruptive it is to the school day when the children come without PE kits, homework, reading books etc.

We greatly appreciate your support in this.

Homework

Northmoor Class has handwriting and times tables homework this half of term, which is given out every Friday. In addition, they will have one or two spellings in their planner to learn each night. These are the tricky words from the Year 3/4 word list (the list can be found in the back of the planners should you feel inspired to work ahead). This work is to support the children to acquire key skills they will need for writing and maths. The homework is designed for the children to do as independently as possible. However, please support your child where you feel it is appropriate and do not hesitate to speak to me where there are concerns or your child is struggling. Some children love it, others loathe it, but it is a habit that supports the children not only to make progress with their learning but to understand the need to work hard and complete tasks within a given time frame.

Children need to read daily and parents are asked to sign the planner at least four times a week to verify this. If your child is struggling to choose books they like and are motivated to read, please let us know in the planner and we will support them to choose more appropriate reading books.

Class Rules

The children in Northmoor Class have designed a superb Class Charter:

  •   We work hard in every lesson
  •   We always put our hand up if we need help or we need to ask a question
  •   We do not disturb others
  •   We listen to the teacher and to each other
  •   We look smart and take care of our uniform

Class Gallery

Click here to visit our class gallery.

 

Click here to see our ham hill trip.

Click here to see our Skype Link to Lesotho.

Click here to read about our day with Mr Coggins a Roman specialist!

Useful Links for our Parents

Literacy:

http://www.grammar-monster.com

www.poetry4kids.com

www.poetryarchive.org/childrensarchive

www.lovereading4kids.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english

Numeracy:

http://www.mathsisfun.com

 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/
www.sumdog.com
www.topmarks.co.uk
Science:

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz

Research homework tasks:

www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/