To mark the centenary of the First World War, our topic this term right through until November is WW1.
We will be basing lots of our work around the fantastic text, Archie's War.
Important Information - What Ash Class Children need in school each day It is really useful for the children if they have the right things with them on the right day, making their day run more smoothly and helping them with their learning. Spelling books and Reading Response books need to be in school each day so that they are available whenever needed. PE is on Thursday and Friday afternoons so PE kit should be in on these days. Forest School takes place on a Tuesday and requires a change of clothes.
Spellings and Times Tables
In Year 3 and 4 children's spellings include a list of common exception words which do not follow usual spelling patterns, and a focus on spellings using prefixes, suffixes and several new spelling patterns. For those children in Y3, these will be new to them. Children in Y4 will have already encountered these spellings or spelling patterns in Y3, and will now be looking again at the same common exception words and spelling patterns to reinforce their prior learning.
On a Monday morning we have spelling tests and on a Friday morning we have times tables tests. Children can prepare for these using any methods that work for them. We have sheets in the homework drawer in class that they can take home to use, or they may wish to use practical resources or games online.
New spellings are given out on Mondays in paper form but are also available here on the website. Please see the link to the right. During spelling tests children are expected to write the words in a sentence to show they understand the meaning of the word.