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Primary 3/4

Session 2019/20

Term Two

Literacy and English

Writing: This term we will continue our focus on personal writing and then move onto imaginative writing. The children will be encouraged to set their own targets to improve their writing and will be given frequent opportunities to self and peer assess their work.

Reading: The children will continue their weekly reading in class and this will be kept updated in their Home/School booklets. All children will complete comprehensive activities in class. The children will take the Accelerated Reader test again in November in order to create lists of books they can read independently. They will also make a list to take home so they can find and select books to read independently for enjoyment. During our fortnightly Reading Champions, the pupils will have the chance to share the books they are enjoying with each other.

Spelling: The pupils will be focusing on a variety of common words and phonemes throughout the term. All will participate in active spelling tasks and will be encouraged to use their words in writing tasks.

Numeracy and Mathematics

Numeracy: This term we will be focusing on multiplication, particularly the 2,3,4,5 and 10 times tables.

Mathematics: We will be using our numeracy skills within a topic focus on money this term, linking this to real life situations.

Health and Wellbeing

P.E: The children will have P.E twice a week this term, on a Tuesday and Friday. A PE kit is required on these days.

Muddy Monday: Primary 3/4 will begin an outdoor learning session on a Monday afternoon. The children will need to be dressed appropriately for learning outdoors.

Track Challenge: We all take part in a whole school challenge where all pupils do laps around our field for a period of 15 minutes. We are aiming to improve our health and fitness.

Learning Across the Curriculum

Topic: Seas and Seashores

This term the children will be continuing our topic about the seas and oceans, the creatures that habitat them and current issues with the oceans.

Science: The pupils ill have weekly science lessons with Mrs Blaney.

Expressive Arts: The pupils will have weekly art lessons with Mrs Mckee and Weekly music lessons with Miss Smith.

Groups: The P3/4s will continue with groups this year. These are Eco, Rights Respecting, Learning Council and Rota Kids.

Additional Information:

Library: The pupils will visit the school library every Tuesday to exchange books.

Golden Time: Is on a Thursday afternoon. The choices the children have are Chill out, Construction, Crafts, Karaoke, I.T or playing outside.

Homework:

Spelling – Will be given out on a Tuesday to be returned the following Monday. The pupils are to complete a task on their spelling grids.

Maths – The pupils should use Sumdog for at least 30 minutes a week at home. Sumdog runs diagnostic tests as the children play to identify areas for development.

Reading – Please check the pupils homework diaries for details and initial when reading is done.