Chough

 

Welcome to Chough Class!

Chough Welcome Letter 2019

In Chough Class (Choughs are the black birds in our school emblem), we have all of the Year 3 and 4 children. Our teacher is Miss Stobbart and our teaching assistant is Mrs Byford. We have a lovely classroom with large windows looking out over the Church.

 

Please make sure that you continue to read on a daily basis, learn your weekly spellings and practise your times table target.

 

Welcome back to another busy term! We have learned so much in Term 1 and are looking forward to continuing our learning with our new topic, The World at War. This term, Chough Class are lucky enough to be taking part in Forest School on a Tuesday afternoon – please don’t forget a change of clothes. If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to pop in and see us.

 

Dates for your diary

Monday 4th November – Artist Study Day.

Thursday 7th November – Parents Evening (2pm-5.30pm)

Monday 11th November – Remembrance Service at Chitterne Church.

Wednesday 13th November – British Values Day

Wednesday 20th November – Bovington Tank Museum trip (details to follow)!

Saturday 30th November – St Nicholas Fair

Thursday 12th December – Pantomime @ Salisbury Playhouse.

Wednesday 18th December – School Christmas Lunch

Thursday 19th December – Carol Service pm & last day.

 

Termly Topics

Our termly topics are detailed in our curriculum map.

Term 1 –  Amazing Anglo Saxons

Term 2 – World at War

 

Homework
All children will have a homework book. A homework grid of tasks will be handed out at the beginning of each term. It is expected that Year 2 and 3 children will choose at least one task from the grid to complete each week. Year 4 children will be expected to complete two tasks from the grid each week. All children will also be expected to learn their weekly spellings and practise their times table targets.

Homework due in every Monday and books returned to child every Wednesday.

Spellings given out and tested on Tuesdays.

CHOUGH CLASS SPELLINGS NEW – Our spelling programme has changed this term – the new list will be sent home with the children and this one is also up to date.

Year 3 homework Term 2

Year 4 homework Term 2

 

Reading Books
All children will have a Reading Record Book which should be kept in their book bag.  All children will be expected to change their books and fill in their reading records independently. However, if you have queries about their books please do not hesitate to pop in and ask.
I would expect all children to be reading at home with an adult for a minimum of 20 minutes most evenings.

 

P.E.
Please can you make sure that P.E. kits are available in school all week. We will be taking part in Forest School on Tuesdays and PE sessions on Thursdays.

 

Maths Resources

Hit the Button

Hit the Button is an interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division facts and square numbers. The games which are against the clock challenge and develop a child’s mental maths skills.

BBC Bitesize KS2 Maths

ICT Games

Topmarks Interactive Maths Game

KS2 Numeracy

Times Table Rockstars

All children have a login for TT rock stars. However, this is on a trial until mid-November before we decide whether to commit to purchasing the full programme. Please let us know any feedback on the programme and how engaging it has been for your children.

Maths Frame

The multiplication tables check programme on this website is particularly useful for our Year 4 children, who are working hard towards taking this check later in the year.

 

Literacy Resources

 

BBC Bitesize KS1 Literacy

BBC Bitesize KS2 Literacy

Topmarks Interactive Literacy Games

Literacy Games

KS2 Literacy