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St. Teresa

Welcome to St Teresa (Years 3 and 4-Mrs Desouza).

 

Important information and reminders

 

Reading books:

Children choose their reading books. Please help your child by listening to them read every day and having a conversation about the book to develop their comprehension. Children can ask the class teacher to change their book when they have finished reading it. We welcome parents'/carers' comments in the reading record book. We will try to listen to your child read at least once a week.

Homework:

Homework will be given out on Fridays and is expected back on the following Wednesday. Homework is usually posted on the class page.

A list of words or a short paragraph will be assigned weekly for spelling practice. The children will be tested on Fridays.

Uniform:

P.E. kits should be brought in on Mondays and taken home on Fridays to be washed. P.E. is timetabled for Wednesday and Thursday.

Please label your child's uniform with their name and class to make it easier to trace misplaced uniform.

Snacks:

The children can bring in a healthy snack to eat at morning playtime. This could be either fruit or a cereal bar.

Guitar lessons:

The children in Year 4 have guitar lessons this year. They will be issued with their own guitar to take home to practise. Please ensure that your child brings their guitar to school every Monday.

Class assemblies

St Teresa’s first Class Assembly was on Wednesday 11th September 2019 at 9:05 a.m. Thank you to all parents and carers who attended. Children are always encouraged when family members are present in the audience.

Maths

In maths the children are learning multiplication of two and three digit numbers by a single digit number using arrays and the grid method. They are working on the multiplication tables in class and it is important that they also practise regularly at home . They will then learn division by chunking on a number line. After this, they will learn properties of 2D and 3D shapes before learning fractions of shapes and quantities. At the end of the term they will learn Roman Numerals.

English

The children are reading The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, which is a story about conquering one’s fears. Work in English will centre round using direct speech in story writing. They will then plan and create their own story, using a range of sentence openers, in the style used by the author. After this, they will learn about writing persuasive letters to different audiences. At the end of the term, they will work on explanations and instructions.

 

IPC

Our IPC topic is ‘Different People similar Lives’. As well as thinking about the communities we belong to, we are learning how to read and use maps to explore our local area, beginning to use grid references to identify positions on a map.  We will even be creating our own maps which will include a range of symbols and our very own key.

Science

This half term, the Year 3 Science topic is ‘Forces and Magnets’, in which children will learn about contact and non-contact forces and the law of magnets. They will investigate the effect of force on movement and the behaviour of magnets.

The Year 4 Science topic is ‘States of Matter’ in which the children will learn about the features of the different states of matter (solids, liquids and gases) and will carry out investigations of changes in state.

                                                                                                            

RE

In RE Year 3 will learn about the importance of Remembrance before learning about how Advent and Epiphany tell us what Christmas is. Year 4 will learn about The Beatitudes of Christ, before moving on to the meaning of ‘Peace’ at Christmas.

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