Longtown Community Primary School

Longtown Community Primary School

Class 3 - Mrs Barnes

Welcome to Class 3 at Longtown Primary School!

Class 3 is a mixed Year 3 and 4 Class.  Our topics this year are:

Science

History / Geography

Autumn 1

States of Matter

The Vikings in Anglo-Saxon Britain

Autumn 2

Living Things and their Habitats

Rivers and The Water Cycle

Spring 1

Growing - Nutrition & A Balanced Diet

The Ancient Egyptians

Spring 2

Plants - Parts, Growth & Life Cycle

Improving Our Environment

Summer 1

Forces

The Romans

Summer 2

Rocks & Soils

Volcanoes

Please be aware that due to the nature of involving children in their learning, these themes could change.

Statutory multiplication tables check (MTC)

In Y4 children will be required to participate in a statutory multiplication tables check (MTC).

The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.

We will have a 3-week check window in June to administer the MTC.

Class Information:

PE (LOC) and Forest School:

Class 3 will spend alternate Thursdays doing PE with staff from Longtown Outdoor Centre or Forest School with Mrs Evans. Class 3 also has PE on a Friday afternoon with Miss Ebery. On these days the children need to come to school in PE kit appropriate to whatever the weather is throwing at us!

Homework

We do appreciate that the children have a very busy day at school and many of them do other activities after school. We would therefore just like your support with helping your child to:-

  • learn their weekly spellings (test on Thursday);
  • practise their tables (test on Thursday)
  • encourage them to read
  • encourage them to fill in their reading diaries
  • and to read to them (this enables them to extend their vocabulary beyond their reading capabilities, listen to some amazing stories and a great excuse to sit somewhere cosy for 10 minutes together!).

5-10 minutes a day is better than all in one go and more beneficial. We have made some times tables games this week which the children could make at home and play with you or by themselves. There are lots of games on-line too! The pupils all have a Rockstars password and we also like playing Hit The Button (Topmarks website) in school. Please mail admin if you would like paper copies of Rockstars for your child to bring home to practise.

There might be the occasional request for a piece of research or a task for a topic but I will do my very best to give parents and carers as much advance notice as possible! I know what it is like being asked to help make a scaled model of the Eiffel Tower for tomorrow!

I am not in school on Thursdays when Class 3 is taught by Mrs Evans but I am available for a quick chat after school most days. If you need longer, please email the office and we will make an appointment. If you have any concerns or queries I would rather know as soon as possible.

Thank you for all your support!

Mrs Barnes