Presentation Meeting

Presentation Meeting
Year 3
Willow Class – Mrs Sangha
Ash Class – Miss Sanford
Year 4
Cedar Class – Miss O’Connor
Rowan Class – Mr Weldetnsae
Wednesday 9th September
Year 3 & 4 Staff Team
• Classteachers
• Teaching Assistants/Learning support
-Mrs Daley
-Mr Whaley
-Miss Banks
-Mrs Gumbs
-Mr Celegin
• Miss Buton – French teacher
• Mr Devine - PE Teacher
• Mr Moloi- Assistant Headteacher-KS 2 leader
A day at school
• English and Mathematics taught in the morning
starting at 8:55am
• Break time – 10:20am – 10:35pm
• Lunchtime – 12:10pm – 1:10pm
• PPA cover – French and outdoor PE lessons
• ICT will be once a week.
• P.E days
Indoor – Willow & Ash Thursday afternoon
– Cedar & Rowan-Friday afternoon
Outdoor – Willow & Ash Friday afternoon
– Cedar & Rowan- Tuesday afternoon
• Develop understanding of writing concepts by:
Extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by
using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because,
Using the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past
Choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and
cohesion and to avoid repetition.
• Join letters, deciding which letters are best left un-joined.
• Make handwriting legible by ensuring downstrokes of letters are
parallel and letters are spaced appropriately.
• Write for a wide range of purposes using the main features
identified in reading.
• Use techniques used by authors to create characters and
• Compose and rehearse sentences orally.
• Plan, write, edit and improve.
Vocabulary, Grammar and
• Use and understand grammatical terminology when discussing
writing and reading:
Year 3
• word family, conjunction, adverb, preposition, direct speech,
inverted commas (or ‘speech marks’), prefix, consonant, vowel,
clause, subordinate clause.
Year 4
• pronoun, possessive pronoun, adverbial.
Word Reading
Apply a growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes
(etymology and morphology).
Read further exception words, noting the spellings.
Draw inferences from reading.
Predict from details stated and implied.
Discuss words and phrases that capture the imagination.
Retrieve and record information from non-fiction, using
titles, headings, sub-headings and indexes.
Prepare poems and plays to read aloud with expression, volume, tone
and intonation
Accelerated Reader will take place everyday. Children will need
their book and reading record book in school. Tops Reports will
come home as children complete a quiz.
Reading regularly at home helps children understand texts with
meaning and develops their vocabulary and imagination.
Guided reading will take place every day. The teacher will sit
with one group whilst the rest of the class will do a variety of
language based activities.
Spelling homework will be set once a week on Mondays and
children must memorise them and then transfer them into their
Number, place value and rounding
Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication and Division
Fractions (including decimals, percentages,
ratio, proportion and probability)
Properties of shapes
Position, direction and movement
Maths passports
Topics Year 3
Life, Health & Growth:
Science – Plant life and growth & Animal nutrition
DT: Healthy Meals
English: Adventure & Mystery stories
Writing outcome – Recounts
History – Roman
Geography – Roman towns in Britain & the long term
impact on Britain
Art – Mosaics
Writing outcome – Authors and Letters
Science – Classification of Living things,
Effect of environmental change on living
things, Adaptation to environments
Geography – The Amazon & Brazilian
climate zones
Art – Brazilian Art & Animal masks
DT – Tribal jewellery
PSHE – Fair Trade
Writing outcome – Information texts, Dialogues &
Science – Light & Dark (Egyptian shadow clocks)
D&T – Making Shadow Puppets
Art – Egyptian Art, Sculptures
History – The discovery of Tutankhamun
Geography – The River Nile
Volcanoes and Earthquakes:
Writing outcome – Report Writing
Science – Rocks and Soils
Geography – Location of volcanoes & Earthquakes,
understanding why they occur in these locations
History – Pompeii
DT – Designing structures to withhold an
Topics Year 4
Invaders & Settlers
Myths & Legends
Writing outcome: Diary &
Invitation writing
History: Vikings and Anglo
Geography: Village Settlers
Art & D.T: Designing & making
Viking & Anglo Saxon artefacts
Writing outcome: Write stories
that contain mythical,
legendary characters.
South Africa
Writing outcome: Narrative &
Writing outcome: Non
chronological reports,
Explanations & Persuasive
Writing outcome: Explanations
Foundation Subjects
• The foundation subjects we will be teaching
this year are: Music, Art, History, Geography,
Science, PSHE, R.E., P.E., Computing &
Design and Technology
• We will be making cross curricular links within
the specific topics being taught
• We will be organising linked school trips and
classroom experiences to enrich the
children’s learning
Foundation Subject topics
Life, Health and Growth
Volcanoes and
Invaders and Settlers
South Africa
Myths and Legends
Festivals of Light
We’re all stars!
Belief & Practice-Christianity Be friendly, be wise
Living long, living strong
Signs and symbols
Daring to be different
Special Leaders
Dear diary
Joining in and joining up
It’s our world
Prayer, meditation and
Say no!
cultivating the inner life Money matters
Belief & Practice-Hinduism
Who likes chocolate?
Moral dilemmas
People around us
Growing up
Pentatonic scale
Creating mood
Singing games
and songs
All about me
Games & Songs
The Four friends
Growing things
All aboard
Pocket money
Tell me a story
Our sporting lives
Carnival of the animals
What’s the weather
Homework must be completed in homework
English & Mathematics will be sent out on
Thursday and will be handed in on Tuesday
Spellings will be handed out on Monday
Please encourage your child to use Mathletics at home on
a regular basis. Where possible support your child in their
reading and spellings by asking them questions and helping
them to revise.
French Year 4
All aboard
Pocket money
Tell me a story
Our sporting lives
Carnival of the animals
What’s the weather like?
Homework: Spellings, Translation.
French- Year 3
All about me
Games and songs
The four friends
Growing things
Homework: Spellings, Translation.
Through P.E. we will cover a range of different sports ensuring that
the children get a broad range of learning experiences within the
different sports.
Children should have the appropriate PE kit for the weather (shorts
or jogging bottoms).
If a child is unable to take part in a PE lesson for whatever reason I
need to receive a note from the parent or guardian outlining why
your child is unable to take part in the lesson.
I have high expectations of all children and really encourage the
idea of sportsmanship and a positive attitude towards team mates
and competitors alike. This makes for a great atmosphere within
lessons which in turn means children will gain a great learning
experience and above all will enjoy the lessons!
Lunchtime Behaviour System
Yellow card
This is a warning. The lunchtime supervisors will write down the child’s name
in their book and talk to the child about what rule they have broken.
Red card
If they break a rule a second time or they do something serious, the child will
get a red card. Miss Alison will send a letter to the parent/carer to tell them
about the behaviour and the child will have a lunchtime detention the
following day with Miss Alison.
If they misbehave again, they will receive another red card.
The parent/carer will have to come for a meeting with Mrs Holland and Miss
Alison to discuss the behaviour and they will have a lunchtime detention for 2
If your child gets another Red card, it is very serious, they will have a
lunchtime detention for 3 days and you will have a meeting with Mrs Holland.
The child will go on a ‘report card’ to check their behaviour every play and
lunchtime for 10 consecutive days. You will then meet Mrs Holland again to
check improvements have been made. At the end of each term the slate is
wiped clean and children start each term without a record of detentions or
red cards.
General Reminders
• Please make sure that book bags, PE kits
and water bottles are in school every
• All school clothes and PE kits MUST be
labelled, (there is a uniform list on the
school website).
• Call the office if your child is absent.
• No holidays will be authorised in term