Welcome to Gandhi class!
This year our class is named 'Gandhi' class.
Mohandas Gandhi lived in India 100 years ago. He fought against the British rule of his country as he wanted India to rule itself. Gandhi didn't believe in fighting, he believed protests could be demonstrated peacefully and showed others how these actions could work.
There are many famous quotes from Gandhi that people still reflect on today.
This one is displayed on our classroom door.
Be the change you want
to see in the world
Mahatma (which means 'great soul') Gandhi
Welcome to TERM 6!
We hope you all have had a great week and have enjoyed the sunshine with family and friends.
This term we are exploring the topic
Grab your wetsuit. We’re going deep into an under-water world of incredible coral and mysterious sea creatures. Head to your local aquarium and learn about life in the ocean. Can you pick a favourite fish, plant or animal? What do real divers get up to below the surface? Create a fishy story about exploring an amazing underwater world. Time to go a little deeper into our seas. Make a model deep sea submarine that can withstand great pressure and travel to the deepest, darkest places on Earth. Make sure you test it first. What are those bright lights in the distance? It’s a group of bio-luminescent sea creatures. Look closely and create a colourful, 3D art exhibition when you rise to the surface. Flippers on? Snorkel ready? Let’s head into the Blue Abyss.
During our topic we will explore a range of texts including poetry, dilemma stories, biographies, narrative, persuasive letters and ballads. With each genre we will identify its features, use of language and vocabulary and learn to use these effectively to create our own texts.
We will continue to use Sir Linkalot spelling strategies every day - remember your child can practise at home.
This term we will be enjoying a range of texts about sea life. Through reading we will continue to develop our VIPERS skills (vocabulary, inference, predictions, explanations, retrieval and sequencing and summarising.) We will continue to read a range of our own books, completing a quiz on Accelerated Reader after each book. This term children will be trying hard to beat their reading target.
This term we will continue to learn about fractions, and then move on to decimals and solving problems involving money.
Year 3: FRACTIONS: Find fractions of an amount. To add and subtract fractions. DECIMALS: Identify pounds and pence, convert pounds and pence, add money, subtract money, give change.
Year 4: FRACTIONS: Calculate fractions of a quantity. To add and subtract fractions. DECIMALS: Identify pounds and pence, ordering money, make a whole, write decimals, compare decimals, order decimals, round decimals, halves and quarters, estimating money.
Both year groups will continue to recap number facts and strategies including: Place value of 3/4 digit numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division strategies and times tables facts.
If you have any questions or queries at any point during this term, please do not hesitate to email or call the office and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Mrs File, Miss Westlake, Miss Morrison and Miss McLoughlin