Welcome to Nimrod Class. Our class teacher is Mrs Flack and we are helped with our learning by Mrs Allen and Miss Addison.
Our class school council rep is Megan and she attends meetings to keep us up to date about developments raised by school council.
Thursday 1st November 2018 6:00 – 7:15 pm
The children have been working hard over the last term. So far this term we have covered various text types including: narratives, explanation texts, recounts and informative writing. The children have developed their use of punctuation and have been improving their use of inverted commas, commas and apostrophes. The children have been improving their reading by pausing to think about the sentences they have read and relating these to their personal experiences.
I have seen a big improvement in the children’s Maths abilities this term. They have not only developed their calculation methods but are using these intuitively to solve a variety and increasingly difficult range of problems, such as: converting between fractions, converting between analogue and digital times and working out time problems, developing their calculation skills within word problems and using their rounding skills to simplify their mental Maths calculations.
Pictures, Paintings and Photographs:
This is our new topic which will include elements from our previous work on the Ancient Egyptians. We will be finding out:
- Why art is so important across a range of time periods and cultures
- What inspires artists to create art
- The techniques used in different art forms (such as pointillism )
- How maps came to be developed and used
- What the symbols and markers on modern maps mean and their use.
Take a virtual tour through The National Gallery in London: click here
In Nimrod class we have regular D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read) time. This is time to sit back and enjoy reading for pleasure. The children and staff all enjoy our D.E.A.R time. We do therefore ask that your child has a reading book in school each day to enable us to have a successful reading session.
Lexia is continuing to help with the pupils Literacy skills through reading, spelling and answering comprehension questions. The children are finding it enjoyable and are making some good progress after the initial assessments were made and allows us to find their gaps and help fill them so they can have a better chance meeting the targets that have been set for each child to achieve by the end of the year academically.
Homework is set on a Thursday and due in the following Wednesday. At the start of the year you were given a list of the statutory spellings for LKS2 (Year 3 & 4) continue to practise these as we will test you regularly on these words!
You all need to keep reading at home each week. This will help you with both spelling and your writing in school. Don’t forget all your home reads will count towards your Read to Succeed targets.
It is really important that you practise your times tables at home each week. Sometimes you will also have another homework sheet to practise the skills and methods you learnt the week before.