Welcome to the Puffin class page!
We hope you had an egg-celent Easter and are ready for another busy term!
This term in Puffins we will become photographers as we begin our new topic ‘Fantstic Photography’. We have lots of exciting experiences lined up, such as a photography workshop with Mr Hilderly and we are even hoping to make our own pin hole cameras! Keep your eyes peeled for photos of what we have got up so far.
As writers we will be looking at non-fiction writing with a particular focus on biographies and autobiographies.
As mathematicians we will work on developing our understanding of fractions and measures such as grams, litres, time and distance. You can support this at home, for example by showing the children the weight of different food and the capacity of drinks bottles. This will be supported by weekly Mathletics sessions/times tables rock stars.
As scientists we will be starting our new topic Electricity. This is an exciting topic with plenty of opportunities to practice our practical skills.
This term PE will be on Wednesdays and we will be swimming at the Olympiad on Friday mornings until the 27th April.
The children will continue to be taught Phonics for three, short sessions a week. Alongside this, the children will be taught a spelling rule during an English session on a Tuesday. The following Tuesday, the children will be tested on the spellings before being taught a new spelling rule.
Alongside weekly spellings, there is a Year 3 and 4 Word list (containing words from the National Curriculum) which the children will need to learn. They will be tested on these termly. The list can be accessed below.
Spellings can also be practised using the Spelling Shed app/website.
Don’t forget Mathletics and ‘Timestable Rockstars’! Playing this regularly really supports the children in their learning of Maths and is great fun! The children will shortly be given log ins for these websites as well as log-in details for ‘My Maths’ whereby homework is sometimes set and completed on-line. Homework will continue to alternate between a week of English (linked to spellings) and a week of Maths (linked to times tables) and will be sent home on a Wednesday. It will then be due in the following Tuesday. If the children have any difficulties completing homework, please can they let one of the adults in the class know on the Friday before it is due in.
Miss Franklin White, Mrs Bennett, Miss Harris and Mrs Watterson 😆