Class 2 ( Year 3 and 4) Class Page 2021-22

Welcome to Class 2 (Year 3 and 4).
Class 2 are taught by Mrs Fletcher and Mrs Athey and supported by HLTA, Mrs Chisholm. 
Welcome Back Class Two! 
The children have been thinking about their favourite parts of school as part of their involvement in our recruitment process for a job share teacher and created this presentation in just one hour!
Some of the children will also informally interview our candidates. Here are some of our ideas for questions so far - https://youtu.be/D2_28NvFIQo
Homework
Reading - 
Please hear your child read for 30 minutes each night and record this in their reading record.
 
Spellings - 
Each week  (usually Monday) your child will be given a spelling pattern to research and to learn. We will be encouraging the children to research the spelling pattern and find new words with the pattern and bring them in to add to our spelling wall which will be added to throughout the week.
 
There will be a formal spelling test every Monday but we also expect learnt spellings to be used in the children's work throughout the week.
We would also like your child to develop their spelling fluency by regularly going on Sumdog Spellings and also making sure they can read and spell the lists below.
 
Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation -
We will continue to use the CGP books to reinforce the skills needed in Year 3 and 4.The children will be expected to complete 2 pages per week.Your child will be asked to record the pages they need to complete and there will also be a message on Class Dojo. Homework will be handed out each Friday and needs to be returned to be marked the following Thursday. For additional practice please ensure your child goes on Sumdog Grammar and Sumdog Spelling.
 
Maths - 
Our maths homework is online based and we will continue to use Maths Flex. Work is set on Mondays either each week or fortnight ( depending on the amount set) for your child to complete.
 
In Year 3 and 4 we place great importance on learning x tables so there will be tables set to learn each week and this will be informally  tested throughout the week during lessons and during the formal test once a week on Mondays.
Remember, the National Curriculum suggests that by the end of Year 3, children should be fluent in the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 times tables, and then by the end of Year 4 it's those tables plus the 6, 7, 9, 11, 12. 
For additional arithmetic practice please ensure your child goes on Sumdog Maths.
 
This weeks homework:
18.10.21
Reading daily - Please remember our weekly target to read is 100 pages.
Maths Flex - You can see the tasks which have been set when you log in.
Spellings -Mrs Chisholm's group have their work set individually ( and also x tables).
This week we are adding –ing –ed – est - er to words ending with a consonant then e. The –e at the end of the root word is dropped before –ing, –ed, –er, –est, –y or any other suffix beginning with a vowel letter is added. Exception: the word being.
Some examples of this are: hiking hiked hiker nicer nicest used bravest exciting persuaded persuading accelerated accelerating. We will encourage the children to extend their understanding of these spelling patterns and continue to ask the children to find any new words with ing ed set or er and add them to our spellings wall. (Test on Monday 1st November  - bring red book in)
Alongside this we will continue to work on spelling words from the  Common Exception Words Lists for Year 1 and 2 and Year 3 and 4 copies of which are on the class page of our website.
Year 3 x tables. We are getting so much better but I would still like us to become a little more accurate in the quick recall of our multiplication facts so I would like  the children to revise x 2 x 5 x10 x 3 x 6 x 4 x 8 (Test on Mondays - bring red book in)
Year 4 x tables. Keep practising all your prior learnt x tables plus x9 x11 and x 12 ( Test on Mondays - bring red book in)
Year 3 and 4 CGP Books Spelling and Grammar - 2 more pages. (Hand in on Thursdays).
 
 
Previous weeks :
Week beginning 11.10.21
Reading daily - Please remember our weekly target to read is 100 pages.
Maths Flex  - You can see the tasks which have been set when you log in.
Spellings -Mrs Chisholm's group have their work set individually ( and also x tables).
Year 3 and 4-  We are learning about words with the suffix  the ier and iest such as happier and happiest. Please learn the spellings  written in your child's red book and find more words with these suffixes to add to our spelling wall. We will be also testing some of the 'dis and 'mis' words from the weeks before spelling list so that we can keep re-capping and making sure that we are using our learnt spellings in our writing. Everyone is doing such a great job! (Test on Monday - bring red book in)
Year 3 x tables. Please keep practising x4 and x8 (Test on Monday - bring red book in)
Year 4 x tables. Keep practising all your prior learnt x tables ( Test on Monday - bring red book in)
Year 3 and 4 CGP Books Spelling and Grammar - 2 more pages. ( Hand in on Thursday).
 
Week beginning 4.10.21
Reading daily
Maths Flex  - You can see the tasks which have been set when you log in.
Spellings -Mrs Chisholm's group have their work set individually.
Year 3 and 4-  We are learning about the prefix 'mis'. Please learn these spellings and find more words with this prefix to add to our spelling wall - mistake, misbehave, misunderstood, misused, mist, misty, mistaken,, misuse, , misunderstanding, miserable, miss and mischief. We will be also testing some of the 'dis' words from the weeks before spelling list so that we can keep re-capping and making sure that we are using our learnt spellings in our writing. Everyone is doing such a great job! Test on Monday - bring red book in)
Year 3 x tables. Please keep practising x4 from previous weeks and begin to learn x8 (Test on Monday - bring red book in)
Year 4 x tables. Keep practising all your prior learnt x tables plus x6 ( Test on Monday - bring red book in)
Year 3 and 4 CGP Books Spelling and Grammar - 2 more pages. ( Hand in on Thursday)
 
 
27.9.21 - 
- Finish your tasks set at the start of the term on Place Value  as new learning on Addition and Subtraction will be set on 30th September.
Spellings -Mrs Chisholm's group have their work set individually.
Year 3 and 4-  We are learning about the prefix 'dis'. Please learn these spellings and find more words with this prefix to add to our spelling wall -
disappoint, disagree, disobey, disadvantage, disappear, disappoint, disapprove, disbelief, disbelieve, disconnect, disease, disfigure, dishearten
Year 3 x tables. Please keep practising x3 from last week and also x 4.
Year 4 x tables. Please practice x4 and x8 as well as making sure the x tables you have learnt already are easily recalled.
Year 3 and 4 CGP Books Spelling and Grammar - 2 more pages.
Class 2 Photo Gallery
Here are photos of just some of the wonderful learning experiences we have on offer in Year 3 and 4. Keep scrolling down as we add to this gallery month by month.
September - Class 2 enjoyed creating Stone Age Cave Paintings using charcoal. 
September - Class Two have been working really hard in Maths this week. Great job rounding numbers Year 4 and Year 3 have been making three digit numbers using a range of concrete materials. Well done everyone!
September -In Science we are learning all about keeping our bodies healthy. This week we have been finding out about what makes a healthy balanced diet. Here we are sorting some of our favourite foods into the 5 main food groups. 
September -In computing we have been learning fundament programming concepts and  creating  codes using the Ozobots. Great fun ! 
September- The Stone Age 
The children recreated pots that Nomadic people would have used to store their food.
We had a lovely messy afternoon! 
October-
Class 2 are lucky enough to be involved in hoping to gain the John Muir Award. Four Challenges lie at the heart of the John Muir Award, Discover, Explore, Conserve, Share.
We will be spending four days  working with Bridie from Mudlarks to achieve the award.
The first day was spent at Alnmouth Beach. 
Discover......
We took a walk up Bracken Hill and observed the local area using our senses. At the top we took some time to enjoy the view and drew a sensory map using our 5 senses. This was quite powerful especially the silent drawing. 
Enjoying experiencing stillness and being at one with nature. (video clip) 
After discussing our maps and the key geographical features we returned to the beach to recreate the landscape in miniature on the sand. 
Finally we took part in a practical conservation litter picking activity. We collected all the litter we could see and discussed where it may have come from, why it’s important to pick it it and the impact on our Oceans and wildlife. 
October
Week 2 of the John Muir Award.
Rock-pooling at Boulmer Beach and finding about the geology of our coastline.
October 2021 National Space Week
Class 2 created their own prototypes of machinery to pick up object from the surface of the moon.They discovered facts about Mars and also listened to the moon landing communications whilst discussing what foods could be transported to the moon.
October - Developing our skills in our violin lesson ( video clip) 
October - John Muir Award
Week 2 at Boulmer Beach...
October - Class 2 have been looking at what some houses would have looked like in different periods of the Stone Age. We discovered during the Mesolithic times circular structures made from wooden posts and animal skins were used for their homes.
We had so much fun creating our Stone Age Tepee! 
We also discovered that during the Neolithic period the houses began to develop into rectangular shape and were constructed from timber using wattle and daub for the walls and they had a hatched roof. They also built  round houses creating a stone base. They were built into mounds of rubbish known as midden. Midden could include small stones , shells mud and animal bones ( yuk!) 

We enjoyed creating miniature villages using a variety of houses during our Forest School session.
October-
Developing our Forest School Skills. 
We used the loppers to trim some willow then weaved the willow into our fire circle fence. 
October -John Muir Award Day 3 ~ Druridge Bay. We identified different types of tree species, learnt about migration and created our own National Parks in sand. We are learning so much from this experience! 
Great fun had during our lunch break !
October -We are part of the Great North Music Hub and Class 2 are part of a whole class music ensemble. We are learning to play the violin.