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Barnum Class - Year 3/4


A very happy new year to you all! We hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas holiday.

The children in Barnum class ended term two brilliantly by celebrating their fantastic learning during the 'share a class' session. Thank you to all of you who attended. Please click on the pictures link below to see our proud presenters. Other photos showing our learning highlights from the term can also be seen.


January 2019 lights the ways for our new unit of learning.

'What lights up our lives?'

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 what lights up their own and others' lives and explore a range of ways to investigate their learning. This unit of work will again 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: We will start the term with learning about newspaper reports, identifying features and exploring the structure. Our class text will be 'Seasons of Splendor' by Madhur Jaffrey. We will also be exploring Phillip Pullman's 'Firework Maker's Daughter' in guided reading. 


Maths: We will start the term by completing our measurement unit exploring length, perimeter and area, and then moving on to further learning about multiplication and division. The term will end with fractions, 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!


Excitingly, this term we start swimming on Monday 14th January. PE will also be on a Thursday, so could you please ensure each relevant 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. 


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.