Year 3 and 4 Spring Term 2019
This term’s topic is Stone Age to Iron Age where we will study the progress made in technology that helped Homo-sapiens and Neanderthals exist in harsh living conditions. We will study their weapons, living conditions, ancient beliefs about burial and find out just how the Homo-sapiens triumphed over the Neanderthals despite having much smaller brains! After half term, children will be
studying India, locating India and Asia on a map and comparing cultural traditions and artwork, such as food, Rangoli patterns and henna designs.
We will be spending the half term focusing on adventure stories, starting with a Stone Age themed story based upon The Stone Age Boy before continuing our study using The Grotlyn.
Homework will continue to be set every Friday. This will include practising their multiplication tables and a numeracy based worksheet, as well as completing their weekly spelling task based upon a common sound or suffix we have learned about in that week. All children are expected to complete this homework by the following Wednesday, and learn these spelling words in preparation for a weekly test on Friday. If your child is unable to complete a piece of homework, or is finding it challenging, they are more than welcome to go to their classroom on Wednesday lunchtimes for Homework Club to get the help they need.
This half term we will be covering Hockey and badminton for PE, children will need their PE kit kept in school. They must provide their own ear tape to cover earrings and long hair needs to be tied up.
Football and Netball Clubs will resume after half term. If your child signed up before Christmas you do not have to sign another permission slip, but any new members can get a letter from their teacher or at the office.
The Year 4s will begin to learn to play the violin this term. These are hired by the Dorset Music Service at no cost to the pupils and Miss Burr will work with a specialist music teacher, who will teach them using these instruments on Thursday afternoons. Please can your child bring their instruments back into school on a Wednesday as it will give the Year 4s an extra day to remember their instruments. At the end of the 10 week programme the Year 4s will get a chance to perform a group piece at the Spring Concert (held at the school). Children will have the opportunity to continue with these lessons after the Spring Concert if they choose.
Mr Cato’s class assembly is 18th January
Miss Robertson/Miss Beaumont’s class assembly is 5th April
As we only do two class assemblies per year, Miss Burr’s will be in the Summer term.
Mr Cato, Miss Burr, Miss Robertson and Miss Beaumont
Sports Fixtures Spring Term
Thurs 7th March- Netball and Football v Sherborne Primary (Home)
Tues 12th March- Area Football Tournament (Home) 4:00 – 6:00pm CANCELLED
Thurs 14th March- Netball and Football v Yetminster (Home)
Tues 2nd April- Netball Festival (Home) 4:00-5:30pm
Weds 24th April- Rearranged Area Football Tournament (Home) 4:00 – 6:00pm
The Year 4 children have been learning to play the violin with Mrs Ely on a Thursday afternoon. This culminated in a fantastic performance to Miss Burr’s Year 3s and some of the children’s parents in the hall. They were brilliant and worked especially hard practising at home. Thank you for all of your support!
Mr Cato’s class after their super Stone Age assembly:
Well done to our tennis superstars on their excellent performance at the Sherborne Area Tennis Tournament at the Terraces! Both Team ‘Sausage’ and Team ‘Bacon’ did us proud!