Our topic for last half term was 'Big Bad Beasts!' Our main focus was learning about Ancient Greece in history, starting with a timeline of main events. We explored the Ancient Greeks in a variety of ways to engage the children and to help them to understand something of their way of life and beliefs.
In English we used multimedia to learn about some Ancient Greek myths, particularly the ones which have mighty mythical creatures in them! We also read Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley, the tale of a giant crocodile who lives in the sewers underneath a normal street.
children will continue to bring home a school reading book and their
Reading Record book. As a minimum, we expect all children to read and
have their book signed at least 3 times each week. We aim to recognise
those pupils who read more than this and reward their efforts.
will set weekly homework tasks for children to complete in their
Homework Books. Tasks will be sent home on a Friday and should be
returned to school by the following Wednesday. Tasks will be in the
front of books and could include, English, maths, science or topic
activities. The tasks have been chosen to appeal to the different
learning styles children may have and they can choose which ones to
Additional spelling homework will be sent home with tasks to be completed in spelling books.
help your child by ensuring they complete tasks to a satisfactory
standard and return them on time. We may ask children to complete some
tasks at break/lunchtimes if they are not completed at home. School
offers a lunchtime homework club for children in Years 3 and 4.