A warm welcome to Ullswater Class!
We are a class of Year 3 and 4 who love our learning! We are taught by Mrs Cookson (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Miss Johnston (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).
Our normal school morning follows a pattern of a Class Read: in Autumn term we are reading ‘Stig of the Dump by Clive King. We practise our fluency, expressing and understanding of reading during this time. We love the dramatic and exciting language of this story. After class reading, we begin our Literacy session which is also based on Stig of the Dump in Autumn term. We have made a fantastic start on our poems on a theme and have many more exciting genres to visit this year. This year, we are also reading The Egyptian Cinderella as part of our History topic ‘Egyptians’.
We also have Numeracy sessions in the morning. We begin the year by learning about place value and number lines, moving on to addition and subtraction. We use a scheme called ‘Maths no Problem’ which the children are familiar with from Brunswick School. We will also be focussing on learning our times tables using Times Table Rock Stars – which the children can log in to at home. This allows children to participate in rock battles to improve their times table fluency whilst having lots of fun! We also compete against each other on Sumdog to earn coins and improve our maths knowledge. The class have all taken home their log in details for these websites so they can continue their learning at home. (They are inside their Reading Records, if you need a reminder).
We regularly use the computing suite and our class iPads. As a class, we look at how to keep safe online and be responsible technology users. We learn how to navigate FROG, our virtual learning environment, and do lots of different programming using Scratch. FROG is an essential tool at home as you can share your learning, upload homework and check out all of the different pages from singing to P4C! Make sure that you visit your class page using the log in on the sticker in your reading records.
This term we have PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon-this term we are building up our throwing and catching skills ready to apply to our other lessons.
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Remember to visit Frog every week and Sumdog or TTRS each day to keep your English and Maths skills sharp! You can also visit ClickView