9th November

Although the children have only been back for four days, the week has been an eventful one!

In RE we have focused on the Shabbat – the sabbath. The children enjoyed finding out about how the Shabbat is the most important Jewish festival and lasts from just before sunset on Friday to just after sunset on Saturday every week.

The children were interested in this special celebration and enjoyed eating the challah (bread).

In English the children have examined the story of Westlandia by P. Fleischman as this will be the stimulus for their English Writing over the next few weeks.  As part of their Tudor topic work, the children have started to write their own narrative writing using a historical stimulus: ‘The Pardon’.  Please ask them about their ideas etc…

In Maths today, the children looked at calculations and learnt how to create and regroup arrays for multiplication.  They were introduced to the words: row, column, array, factor and product.

On Thursday, the children had their very first Djembe Drumming lesson with Caz.   Throughout the lesson, they learnt how to hold their drum, produce a range of different sounds with high volume! and follow their peers in the many activities that they were given examining the tempo, dynamics and pitch.

Tito and Matthew L were given the task of leading the group and they did this competently.

Please remember that our class hamper needs to be filled!  Our colour is Winter White.  Our class hamper will then be wrapped and included as raffle prizes at the Christmas Fayre.

Home Learning has been given to the children but can be seen below:



Learn your spellings using the ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check’ method in your spelling log book.

Year 3/4  Spelling Words


address        answer    busy       build    complete     breathes     appear     arrive     breath    calendar

Reading Logs



You are expected to read as much as you can over the holiday and comment in your reading logs.

Your parents/carers should sign your log book after they have:

discussed the chapter/characters etc… with you.




Times tables   (ongoing)

I have set your Mathletics.  Try to work through the activities that have been assigned.

This week you have been tested on your times tables.  Continue to practice your tables and write them out in your book.

Anti Bullying Week and Parliament Week are our focus next week. Research about Parliament and write notes or draw a poster to show what you have learnt.


Some key words to research:

House of Commons

House of Lords


Acts of Parliament





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