Term 3 update
We have been learning about William Shakespeare in Term 3! The children are learning about The Elizabethans, The Globe Theatre and the entertainment that Shakespeare provided for people during the 16th/17th century.
Children should know their username and password for both - they are written in their reading record books. Any problems, please email the office asking for the attention of Mr Thompson.
In year 4, 10 spellings will be handed out to the children each week. This will be done together with the standard homework on Thursdays. Children are to learn these spellings at home in preparation for a spelling text the following Wednesday. The test will be given with the aim of children using the words in context rather than just the standalone word.
The 10 spellings will be made up of words from the Year 3/4 Word list (which can be found in homework books) and also the Year 4 spelling pattern that is being focused on that week.
To try and enthuse the pupils about spelling and give them more motivation, a spelling league has been set up in Year 4. The Championship is a league for half the class where they will need to practice simple words that follow the above rules. The Premier League is a league for the other half of the class to stretch and challenge to try and develop their vocabulary further.
The spelling words for each week will be given out in homework books as mentioned but also on the e-schools learning platform which the pupils have login details for. If they are unsure of their login details, they can see Mr Thompson.