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PE
 
PE will be on Mondays. Please can you ensure that your child has the correct PE kit. Plain white t-shirt or house t-shirt, navy blue or black shorts and trainers. When the weather is cold, plain dark tracksuit bottoms and a hoodie.
 
Woodland Learning
 
Woodland learning will be on Monday. Please can you ensure that your child has the correct kit. Long trousers, long sleeved top and wellington boots or sturdy shoes. A waterproof jacket will be needed when the weather is wet.
Topic
 

This term, our topic is 'Rotten Romans'. We will be learning all about the history of the Roman Empire and what their daily life was like. As part of our learning, we will be visiting the Roman Baths.

Literacy
 
 This term we will be working on our speaking and listening skills leading up to a debate. Then we will be writing newspaper reports and linking this to our Roman topic.  

 

Reading
 
We expect children to read to an adult at least 4 times a week. Please sign the diary to acknowledge that they have read and write a comment about what they noticed or enjoyed. We love to read about any additional reading they have undertaken.
 
Maths
 
The children will be grouped differently for maths. Year 4 will be taught by Mrs Upton and Year 3 will be split between Mrs Savva and Miss Hurley. The Year 3 groupings are flexible and may be changed during the course of the year. There will be a new focus every week and the children will be set maths homework every Friday.
Homework
 
Every Friday, the children will receive maths  homework which is due in on the following Wednesday. The first set of words for spelling for this term will be given out on Friday 11th January and will be due in on the following Friday.
 
If your child has difficulty completing their homework at home, we offer an after school homework club on Monday and a lunchtime homework club on Tuesdays. There is no need to sign up, just turn up if your need to complete it.
 
Homework that is not handed in on time will result in the children having to complete it at homework catch-up with Miss Thomas on a Wednesday lunchtime.
General
 
If you need to see your child's teacher, please arrange to see them after school or arrange a meeting with them via email. Before school is usually very busy and we want to ensure that we have sufficent time to discuss any concerns.
 
Date for the diary
 
Monday 25th February - Term 4 begins
Wednesday 27th February - Year 4 SRE parents meeting - 3:30pm
Thursday 28th February - Joffre White author visit
Friday 1st March - Non-school uniform day
w/c 4th March - Assessment Week
Thursday 7th March - World Book Day and dress up day
w/c 11th March - Science Week
Wednesday 13th March - Book fair arrives
Friday 15th March - Red Nose Day
Friday 22nd March - Roman Baths Visit
Monday 1st April - Reports to parents
Thursday 4th April - Parents evening
Thursday 4th April - End of Term 4
Friday 5th April - TD Day