Welcome to Arun Class - Year 3 / 4
(Teacher - Jonathan Beckett).
I am thoroughly enjoying working with all your children with the help of Mrs Jenny Richards and Mrs Zoe Etheridge; we hope that we can have a really great home-school partnership.
We are currently studying the Vikings. As part of this, we take thematic approach studying the Usborne version of Beowulf and examine dragon / monster poems and stories. This includes using rich texts and working across genres, encouraging the children to produce high quality work.
As a mixed aged class, and school, we take a four-year cyclical approach to the topics. Please see the 'Current Topic' tab details for more information about this term's topic web.
There is a value homework at the beginning of each half term where the children will be given a task related to our Christian value.
The weekly homework will focus on mathematics and literacy (including Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling). Likewise, times tables will be quizzed regularly.
During the year the children will be encouraged to read a variety of books both at school and at home. Reading at home is very important and I like to think that we are working together to develop a lifetime love of reading - ultimately getting them to enjoy 'reading for pleasure'. A reading diary is provided with guidance about how to make a useful comment. Please encourage your child to read at least four times per week and to record their reading. Children will be asked to change their books as necessary.
Please be aware that the children will be expected to take responsibility for changing their books and we will be supporting them with this to begin with.
PE is normally on Thursday and Friday afternoon. The children will need a named PE kit in school every week.
Swimming and Forest School
Swimming lessons are held and differentiated classes operate at the local swimming pool / leisure centre. Children will need to ensure they have their kit.
Forest Schools will be during the second half of the Summer term on Wednesday afternoons. Please provide suitable clothing and footwear (wellington boots when wet) in a named carrier bag.
We aim to do our best in Christ's love. Jesus said: ''I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.'' (John 10:10).