Beech: Year 3 and Year 4

We are a class taught by Mrs. Falzoni from Monday to Thursday and Mrs. Adams on Fridays, supported by Mr Hemings and Miss Wilshire.

  • WELCOME TO BEECH CLASS!

    Beech Class School Year 2023-2024

    Term 5

    We are looking forward to:

    • Learning all about Environmental regions: Antarctica in Geography.
    • Finding out about Plants ‘Feast of Flowers, Fruits & Seeds’ in Science.
    •  What do Christians believe about The Kingdom of God ?
    • Lino-print making in Art
    • Creating media
    • Athletics

    Here is a link to our Term 5 timetable.

Class timetable

Please see the following link for the Year 3 and 4 long term overview.

Cycle A- Year 3/4- 2023-2024

Spellings

We are following No Nonsense  Spelling scheme that will help to really embed many, many rules and exceptions that the English language has to offer.

 

Reading books

Please make sure reading records come into school every Friday alongside your child’s reading book (if finished). Books will be changed each Friday as required. Each time your child reads, please date the relevant box and add your signature. We do not require a comment unless you wish to add one.

Please ensure your child is reading for 20 minutes at least four times per week.

Homework

Reading, each week is part of your child’s homework and part of the home-school agreement. The more a child reads, the greater their options in life as well as within education. See below for support with reading.

Please also support them in learning their times tables, Doodle Tables  is a useful way to support this.

Fortnightly, the children will be asked to complete a topic-based task. All children will be given a homework book; this is to be kept at home. Each term a homework grid is sent home and they chose one task each fortnight in their homework books. A photo of the completed homework is then submitted electronically via Dojo to be marked.

Please note:

  • Children will take part in PE lessons every Friday. Please send your child to school wearing their PE kit.
  • Please bring to school a spare pair of shoes or wellies for our Forrest School and muddy autumn playtimes.
  • Please make sure children always have a coat in school as we will be outside as much as possible in all weathers.
  • Children will take part in swimming lessons every Friday in Terms 3 and 4.
  • Children will take part in Forest School ever Friday in Terms 2 and 6. Please ensure children have long trousers and long sleeved tops.

Helping your child with reading

Reading isn’t really just one skill- it’s a whole collection of skills- that children must learn to become fluent and independent readers. When hearing your child read at home it is important that you share books together and talk about what they might be about, by looking at the front cover and illustrations. As well as asking their opinion of the story. These conversations help to give them a sense of what is inside the book before they start to read it and preparing them for some of the vocabulary they come across. This means you are setting your child up for success right from the start.

Identifying vocabulary your child does not know is essential to help them become fluent readers. If there are more than five words on a page, or in a passage, that your child is unable to identify they will not be able to comprehend the text. This means that the text is too difficult for them. Therefore, it is important to consider the vocabulary in a book and have discussions around this. Encourage your child to be independent by looking up the word in a dictionary, discuss what specific words mean, and relate them to real-life to build an understanding for your child. Thus, helping them to comprehend the text.

Model reading with your child or taking turns to read is great to build up confidence. For example, modelling a sentence that they may have misread is a good way to support this, and then ask your child to reread the passage ensuring they address what they have learnt.

Additionally, it is important that they read the punctuation, pausing where appropriate and adding expression. If your child has enjoyed a book, encourage them to recall what has happened so far, can they remember the key events. This helps showcase their understanding of what has been read.

Lastly, praise is crucial to foster a love of reading. Notice what your child has done well and tell them, often.

Please do come and see us if you would like more support with this.

The video below shows how you can support your child at home when you listen to them read.

Supporting your child with reading

 

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