Yew Class Page
Welcome to Yew Class! We are a friendly group of 31 hard-working, Year 3 and 4 pupils. Our Class Teacher is Mrs Jensen and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Routledge, Miss Allington and Mrs Asquith.
ClassDojo is a reward system for pupils and an easy way for teachers to stay in touch with parents and carers. Throughout the term we will use ClassDojo to post class stories about our learning journey to share with you all.
Our pupils in Yew Class, h ave just started our exciting topic about volcanoes and earthquakes. We will be have investigating why volcanoes erupt and where they can be found and will be writing exciting stories based on the book 'Escape from Pompei'. Later on in the term, we will be making different structures to investigate which ones can withstand an earthquake.
Please click on the links below to find out more information about our Angry Earth theme:
English and Theme Work
This term our project will be a 'pop up Egyptian museum', situated in our classroom for the other Key Stage 2 classes to access. All of our learning and research will be based around producing informative museum guides, suitable for publication. To present our guides clearly for our museum visitors, we will be using lots of different features of non-fiction writing to organise our guides so they are presented clearly for our museum visitors. The guide will incorporate all of our art, geography, computing and history learning over the term. As developing Year 3 and 4 writers, we will also work hard to improve our editing and proofreading skills to produce an excellent, informative guide full of Year 3/4 grammar features.
We will be working hard this term to secure our number and place value knowledge. We will be developing our fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills with four digit numbers and using different apparatus to do this.
This term our P.E. topics are tennis (outdoor) and dance (indoor). Please make sure children have their full P.E. kits in school every day, as PE sessions are occasionally subject to change. Every Wednesday afternoon, our Year 3 pupils will be attending swimming lessons.
It is expected that children read at home at least three times a week and complete a 'Reading Mission' every week to encourage reading for pleasure. 'Reading Missions' will be checked every Friday in school.
Children are also be expected to strengthen their weekly maths skills on IXL to consolidate their learning in class.
Every term, children will be set a topic based project to encourage them to engage more deeply in the new topic and inspire them to learn more outside of the classroom.