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Barnum Class - Year 3/4

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A warm welcome back to school! We hope you have all had an enjoyable half term week and are ready for the exciting term of learning ahead! The children in Barnum class demonstrated many of their 'greatest' skills in their first term and we look forward to seeing their fantastic learning attitudes develop further in term two. Look back at some of our learning highlights in our 'pictures' section below.


This term we have a topic question for our unit of learning.  

'What makes food irresistible?' 

The children will use this question to direct their own learning. This enquiry based learning approach will allow the children to ask their own questions about food and explore a range of ways to investigate their learning. This unit of work will lead to a shared celebration at the end of the term, and we hope that you, the parents and carers of Barnum class, will be part of it. More details will follow soon so watch this space!


English: Our class text will be 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl. We will also be exploring Roald Dahl's 'Fantastic Mr Fox' in guided reading. These texts will support the children's learning of character, setting and plot for our fiction writing this term.

Maths: We will start the term by completing our addition and subtraction unit and then moving on to multiplication and division, 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!


PE this term will now be on a Wednesday and Thursday, so could you please ensure PE kits are in school on those days. It is also helpful if PE kits are left at school as our PE lessons could change last minute.

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. 


We are really looking forward to the exciting 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.