A little bit about us... and things you can do at home at the bottom of this page.
In Tiger class we believe that learning should be engaging, enjoyable and challenging for all learners. We feel it is important to instil confidence in all children, as well as helping them to achieve the best they can.
We also encourage our children to develop independence. Therefore, they are responsible for changing their own reading books on Thursdays. We would the children to read at least 3 times a week at home and encourage the children to do this using our Key to Success reading incentive. Those children who have read three times a week will receive a sticker and be a step closer to achieving an award. So remember to keep reading!
In English, children foster a love of literature and language as their learning centres around an engaging text. They develop the skills and knowledge they need to become better readers who can comprehend and offer opinions with reasoning. Using the text, they continue to develop their writing skills by writing in a range of genres. They pay particular attention to effective grammar, punctuation and spelling.
In mathematics, the children will cover all aspects of the mathematics curriculum and will be provided with opportunities to apply the skills they have learnt to problem solving and real life situations. It is important that the children have time to practise and consolidate their learning. Therefore, finding time to continue their learning at home is greatly advised. Practising times tables would be a good way to support your child.
Throughout the year we will learn through a range of exciting stimuli. This may be topic or subject based. The content and coverage is flexible and dependent of the interests and needs of our children. Tigers class also have opportunities to develop their skills in regular physical education lessons and half-termly forest school sessions.
As you know, RE is an integral part of our curriculum and there are regular opportunities for children to develop their understanding and ask questions in a safe and supportive environment. Children are encouraged to value the awe and wonder of the world, respect the views and opinions of others and see how the word of God can help them in their thoughts and daily lives.
Monday 11th November - Friday 15th November
On Monday, Tigers Class made times tables booklets to help them learn x4. As you unfold the booklet, you can practise your x4. Could you make one at home for the other times tables?
Monday 4th November - Friday 8th November
We have been writing letters to our Global Postcard Exchange partners. These are schools in Canada, Australia and the USA. We've told them all about our school and put together some photos so they can see our school too.
We have also been learning about friction in our science lessons. We checked to make sure each ramp was the same height and each pencil was rolled from the same starting point to make it fair. Which material do you think will create the most friction?
Find out about friction here:
Monday 21st October - Friday 25th October
Tigers Class had their Forest School session. We had a fabulous time making wood elves. Also, a special thanks to the parents and carers who were able to join us.
The National Curriculum Spelling List for Year 3 and 4 is broken down into focus words for each year group. Whilst the children have access to all the Year 3 and 4 spellings, these in particular are the focus in Tigers Class. We practise them by playing games such as Quickwrite, The Pyramid Game and Sequential Hangman.
You can also practise your spelling by logging on to Spelling Shed.
You can practise a range of maths concepts including times tables by logging on to Maths Shed.
Also, Tigers Class regularly practise their times tables and take part in a weekly times tables test. Quick recall of times tables facts is vital for mental calculation and maths problem solving or investigations. You can learn more about this from our 'Times Tables Information Sheet' and see the tests used below.