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Year 3/4

Welcome to the

Anthony Browne Team!

 

Our unit is named after the author we are studying within the first half term. Hopefully by looking at some of his amazing work, we will find some inspiration for our own writing!

 

The Anthony Browne Team is made up of two mixed Year 3 & 4 classes taught by Mrs Norrington and Miss Byard. They are supported by Mrs Wills, Mrs Ellison, Miss Edis, Mrs Bloszyk and Miss Tomlinson.

 

Our timetable for a day's work is designed to maximise learning opportunities. Below is an overview of a typical day:

 

8:50am - Drop Everything And Read during Registration

9:00am - 9:45 Maths

9:45am - Worship (exempt Friday when Merit Assembly begins at 9:10am)

10:15am - Maths Fluency skills

10:30 - Handwriting and GPS skills

11:00 - English

12:00pm - Lunch

12:50pm - Registration / Regroup time

1:00pm - Maths Fluency Skills

1:15 - Wider Curriculum

2:15pm - Playtime

2:30pm Wider Curriculum / Reading

3:20pm - Storytime!

 

 

 

 

 

 

School's Values

Routines:

 

PE

Our PE lessons are on Friday afternoons; however, we do ask for kit (black shorts, white T-shirt and a change of footwear) is kept in school on your child's peg, in case it is needed on another day. Labelling all uniform and PE kit with your child's name is strongly advised. Earrings must be removed on PE days to ensure the risk of serious injuries is minimised.

 

Reading at Home and Rewards

We ask that you support your child learning to read. Please try and listen to them at home every night for a few minutes. Please feel free to read along with them at this time, if they are finding their book a little bit tricky. Please make sure when you listen to your child read, that you sign their diary. Every read at home recorded in their diary (and signed by an adult) is worth one dojo! When the children read 4 times per week, they will be rewarded with extra playtime on a Friday. Children are also rewarded with dojo points for achievements, effort, good manners, choosing the correct behaviours and demonstrating our school values.

 

Assembly

We have a merit assembly every Friday at 9:10am. This is where we recognise and celebrate the children's achievements. All parents are welcome at this assembly ad it would be lovely if you could join us. If your child is going to receive a certificate, we will let you know prior to the assembly taking place.

 

Support

During the year, children who need a bit of extra help / intervention in Maths and English, will be supported in small groups or 1:1 sessions to meet their individual needs. These sessions, known as IMPACT sessions, will be tailored to each child's needs and will focus upon small step targets that will enhance their learning.

Staff within the Unit will also conduct 'Pre-Teaching' sessions during assemblies. These sessions will support children's learning, prepare them for the following lessons and provide opportunities to maximise their progress.

 

Trips

Trips are planned throughout the year to support the children's learning and provide them with exciting extra-curricular experiences; therefore, there is an expectation that all children attend all trips. For those children in receipt of Free School Meals (not universal Free Meals), trips are subsided and this will be detailed on all trip letters.

If you feel that you could be entitled for Free School Meals, please see Mrs Hall in the school office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Useful Websites

Mount C of E Primary School e-Safety rules

 

  • I will only use ICT in school for school purposes

  • I will only use my class or own school e-mail address when e-mailing

  • I will only open e-mails, attachments from people I know, or who my teacher has approved

  • I will not tell other people my ICT passwords

  • I will only open/delete my own files

  • I will make sure that when I contact people using ICT, it is polite and sensible

  • I will not look for, save or send anything that could be unpleasant. If I accidently find anything like this I will tell my teacher or an adult immediately

  • I will not give out any personal details such as my name, phone number or home address

  • I will not arrange to meet anyone unless a responsible adult comes with me

  • I will not upload or add any images, video, sounds or text that could upset anybody

  • I know that my use of ICT can be checked and that my parent is contacted if a member of school staff is concerned about my eSafety

Swimming

Years 3 and 4 will start swimming in February 2019

 

When we do start swimming it will be on Fridays, children must bring:

 

  • A towel
  • tight swimming trunks for boys (not loose swimming shorts)
  • A swimming costume for girls (no bikinis)

 

If your children require goggles for medical reasons, a letter can be collected form class teachers in the Year 3/4 unit upon drop off or collection of your child(ren). Please note that without this letter, children are not permitted to wear goggles in the pool during lessons. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 

 

Reading at Home - Advice and Support

Literacy Games

Reading

Daily reading is essential for helping your child improve their reading skills. Here are a list of books for both Year 3 and 4 children to be encouraged to read at home!

 

Year 3 children:

http://schoolreadinglist.c

o.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/reading-list-for-year-3-pupils-ks2-age-7-8/

 

Year 4 children:

http://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-4-pupils-ks2-age-8-9/

Maths Games

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