Hares

Teacher: Miss Salmon

TAs: Mrs Welsh & Mrs Quick

PPA Cover: Mrs Jones
 
Summer Term 2018
 
Hares' new summer term topic is entitled ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’, and the pupils will have the opportunity to find out about different dinosaurs and how they would have lived on our planet.  We will visit Coombe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park on Friday 20th April 2018 to launch our topic and to provide pupils with an insight into the lives of these fascinating creatures. 
 
We will also become archaeologists and excavate "fossils" and find out what we can learn from them. This will link well to our English teaching sequence about the life of 'The Fossil Girl', Mary Anning. We will hopefully end the topic by turning our classroom into a museum with dinosaur and fossil artefacts made by the children themselves. 
 
The pupils have already helped me to turn our classroom into a mini 'Jurassic Park' and they are really looking forward to getting stuck into our new topic! If you do decide to enter Hares' classroom, just remember to BEWARE OF THE DINOSAURS!!

Teacher: Miss Salmon

TAs: Mrs Welsh & Mrs Quick

PPA Cover: Mrs Jones
 
Spring Term 2018
 
This term's main topic is entitled 'Splish, Splash, Splosh' and will centre around the Water Cycle. Pupils will learn about the different stages of the Water Cycle and will learn about key scientific processes such as evaporation and condensation. Continuing with our water theme, our first English text will be the wonderful 'Fatou, Fetch the Water', which is set in Africa, and will provide pupils with an insight into the importance of water in other countries. Pupils will also have the opportunity to study the art work of Joseph Turner - an artist who depicts stormy seas and ships.
 
After the February half term, when the weather is hopefully better, our science topic will revolve around 'Living Things and Their Habitats' and we will be joining up with Badgers' Class for a tour of the local environment of Bow. Here, we will be able to carry out surveys and observations first hand of nature and wildlife in its natural habitat.
 
Home learning tasks will soon be finding their way into book bags for pupils to choose from. These tasks will include reading regularly at home and practising times tables and spellings. Attached is the statutory spelling word list (from the National Curriculum) for Year 3&4 pupils and Y2 pupils - each pupil should be aware which list they are working from and I also regularly send home words that need practising too.  Please find an explanation of this in the curriculum letter you will shortly be receiving.
 
Pupils will be expected to have their PE kits in school EVERY DAY so that they can fully access the PE Curriculum. Mr. Bilcock will teach gymnastics and dance each Monday,  whilst I will use another afternoon to teach a PE session.
 
Please see Hares' Spring Term Curriculum Overview (below) to get a full flavour of what the pupils will experience this term.
 
Autumn Term 2017
 
Welcome to pupils from last year's Otters class who are now transitioning "up the corridor" to Key Stage 2 for the first time! They will be joining some experienced Hares' pupils to form the new 2017-18 Hares' Class!  I am delighted to once again be teaching in Year 3/4, and I will be supported by my wonderful teaching assistants Mrs Welsh and Mrs Quick!
 
This term's main topic will centre around the Rotten Roman's invasion of Great Britain and we will be studying the significance and impact of the Roman Empire. Our Science topic will be Animals Including Humans and will focus on keeping healthy. As part of the Design and Technology curriculum, we will learn how to prepare food and I hope to book a pizza making experience for the pupils - watch this space!
 
Home learning tasks will soon be finding their way into book bags for pupils to choose from. These tasks will include reading regularly at home and practising times tables and spellings. Attached (below) is the statutory spelling word list (from the National Curriculum) for Year 3&4 pupils. Please find an explanation of this in the curriculum letter you will shortly be receiving.
 
Pupils will be expected to have their PE kits in school EVERY DAY so that they can fully access the PE Curriculum. Mr. Bilcock will teach PE each Monday,  whilst I will use another afternoon to teach tag rugby. If pupils have studded boots, please send these in to school in a clearly labelled bag, however, this is not essential and trainers will suffice (but may get muddy!)
 
Please see Hares' Autumn Term Curriculum Overview (below) to get a full flavour of what the pupils will experience this term.