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Barnum Class - Year 3/4


Welcome to Term 5!

We hope you all had a wonderful Easter break and are looking forward to the term ahead.


In the final week of term four the children in Barnum class planned and presented their campaigns about how we can make a difference about rubbish. From this learning our main aim is for everyone to take better care of our planet by reducing, reusing and recycling rubbish and used items. 


Click on the pictures link below to see other learning highlights from the term. 


This term's topic title is...


During the first week back, the children have already considered a range of questions they would like to find out about 'The Scented Garden'. We have also explored different scented plants, for example lemon balm, bluebells and different types of mint in the classroom. On Thursday as our hook into our topic, the children  discovered a great range of scented plants, including different herbs, at Folkestone Garden centre. As well as smelling the different scents, they also identified other differences between the plants by looking closely at their leaves and flowers.


Throughout the topic the children will build on their knowledge and understanding of plants and this will lead to their own design of a scented garden. Please click on the topic link below to see our knowledge organiser for this term.


English: Using the well-known fairy tale story 'Jack and the Beanstalk', the children will identifying features and explore the structure or fairy tales to enable them to create their own fairy tale story.  

In guided reading we will be exploring George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl. 



Maths: We will start the term by exploring the measurement of money, developing our fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. In addition, the children will continue to practise their times tables daily at school. Remember, Times Tables Rockstars can also be accessed online for home learning too!



This term PE will also be on a Monday and Thursday, so could you please ensure your child's PE kit is in school on those days.



As last term, the children will bring their homework home on a Friday and we ask that it be returned to school by the following Wednesday. Regular reading and talking about what your child is reading with them is an important part of home learning and we thank you for your support. 

It is fantastic to see that the children are already very excited about the term ahead!

If you have any questions or queries at any point, please don't hesitate to have a chat with us.


Kind regards

Mrs File, Mrs Lintott and Miss Foreman.