Here we are in summer term. It doesn't seem that long ago that we were in September and the children were getting used to life in Park Junior! I love the summer as we have a huge range of wonderful things for the children to do and its very action packed.
We continue as a class to progress very well as we continue along our journey and start to think about year 4! It's so important that we continue to develop our independent thinking and learning. The PARK values continue to be an important part of our mindset - I hope most of you have now got wristbands for Pesereverence, Ambition, Responsibility and Kindness. This final term let's see if you get get two bands, maybe three or even the legendary 4-bander and all of PARK.
In maths we will look at 3D shapes and the properties of these. We aim to be able to describe a 3D shape by using the terms face, edge and vertex. After 3D shapes we look look at measure, including length, perimeter before focusing on mass and volume. We start off our English lessons by entering the mysterious world of Harris Burdick - a super book with many unexpected parts and activities and writing.
Science moves onto a scheme of work we call "Village Life" we explore a range of scientific ideas, including "What is soil?" and "What do we call the parts of a flower?" Our topic has a mainly historical slant as we start to learn who came to Britain after the Romans, the Anglo-Saxons! We learn who they are, where they came from, why they came to Britain and what did they do when they got here.
PE has changed again, (sorry for the changes each term!) THURSDAY we now have a Rugby activity that is delivered by the Famous Northampton Saints Rugby team. This ties in with literacy - it's a new activity to me so I am looking forward to seeing how it goes and working with the Saints.
Swimming also starts on Thursday PM. If children can come to school in PE clothes for Rugby and bring their swimming kit in a bag. We shall get changed at school prior to walking to the leisure centre. Once we have swan, we shall change back into our dry clothes. Intially we have some apprehension, but after week 1 its amazing how quickly the children adapt and get used to the procedure.
As always any further questions can be answered by the school office or directly to me sending home the boys at the end of the school day and am very happy to discuss your child or any queries about the class/school.
Both myself and our Teaching Assistants, Mrs Robinson and Mrs Griggs are looking forward to welcoming you to we hope a sunny and prroductive summer term.
Jamie Draper, Lynn Robinson and Dawn Griggs