Our Class

Sparrowhawk Class
 
Welcome to Year 3 & 4's class page
 
Our teachers are Miss Willett Monday to Thursday and Mrs Gammon Monday afternoons and Friday all day.  Our Teaching Assistant is Ms Capel.
 
Bury Rangers is every Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure the children arrive at school in their Bury Rangers clothing. They should wear their school shoes and bring their suitable Bury Rangers footwear in a separate carrier bag. They should wear long trousers (no jeans please as these take too long to dry), a long sleeved top, a jumper and a waterproof coat. Waterproof trousers are also recommended.
 
P.E is every Friday afternoon. The children should arrive at school in their P.E kit on this day. They need to wear Navy blue or black shorts, jogging bottoms or plain leggings, their green P.E t-shirt, their school jumper and sports trainers or plimsols. 
 
 
Homework expectations
 
Spellings
The children are expected to spend 5 minutes every day on the Spelling Shed game practicing their weekly spellings. Our spelling/phonics lessons will be daily Monday to Thursday. These spellings will follow certain phonics or spelling patterns that are appropriate for each child. Each child has a log in for this website/app which can be found in the front cover of their reading record.
 
Reading 
The children are expected to read at home every day for 5 minutes, preferably out loud to an adult. The children have a yellow reading record where their reading must be logged everyday. In the back of their reading record is a fold out which has questions and discussion starters to use during or at the end of reading. Reading, and questions/responses should be logged in the reading record dated and initialed. Dojos will be awarded to children who read at home regularly.
 
Times Tables Practice
The children are expected to spend 5 minutes everyday on Times Tables Rockstars to practise their times tables recall. The children earn certificates, awarded in Monday afternoon assemblies, under these categories 'most coins earned', 'increase in accuracy' and 'increase in correct answers'. The children get to dress up as rockstars, wear rockstar wigs, hold inflatable guitars and pose for a rockstar photograph when they receive a first place certificate. 
 
 
Class Dojo
Class Dojo is a reward system we use alongside another behaviour system called Good to be Green. Class dojo is an online platform where parents can be involved and notified when their child has received a dojo for something positive in school, and what they have achieved it for. Please let me know if you need any help accessing this. 
 
Good to be Green
Good to be Green is a behaviour system in which all children begin each day with a green card. The children are given a verbal warning about their behaviour if appropriate. If they continue to disrupt or break a school rule, they will be given a yellow card. The consequence of this is that they must spend part of their next play time reflecting on their choices either verbally or written. If a behaviour continues, the child will be given a red card. This means they will be asked to see Mr Moore and a phone call will be made home.
 
 
 
Autumn term learning 2022
 
Second half term
 
History: The Romans - focusing on the Roman history in our local area. Bignor Roman Villa will be the focal point of our Roman history studies, learning about the land use, the history of the villa, the excavations, the impact of the Roman invasion on life in Britain then and now.
 
English:  
Narrative - 'The Legend of Podkin One-Ear' by Keiran Larwood. The children will use this text to learn how to write their own stories. 
Poetry - Winter poetry
 
Maths: Calculation
 
Science: Sound
 
P.E: Hockey
 
Latin - The basics
 
R.E - Christianity
 
Computing - Audio Editing
 
Bury Rangers - DT focus of musical instruments