Mountfields Lodge School

Aim High, Reach for the Sky

Mountfields Lodge School


Summer Term 2024


Welcome to the Summer Term.  Our topic this term is Rainforests.  Our PE days are still Monday  and Wednesday for PE, all of our PE is outdoor this term and we are doing Athletics.  We do go out on to the field in all weathers, including rain, and it can sometimes be chilly and wet underfoot so please make sure your children have adequate clothing and correct footwear,

As you are all aware, we like to take the curriculum outside as much as possible.  We also ensure that children get out at break and lunch in all weathers.  Please ensure that your child has an appropriate waterproof coat for these times as well. 

We are a mixed Year 3 & 4 class and we are located in the Year 3/4 Base with Sapphire, Garnet and Onyx. 


We will use ‘Seesaw’ (our online learning platform) to send home messages throughout the year, and of course to ‘set’ your weekly home learning tasks and EPIC Home-Learning, this Class Page shares with you some of the information you might need throughout the year.  


Reading books and Reading diaries need to be in school every day. They will be collected on Friday morning in order to check how often children are reading.  Children are expected to write in their own diaries when they have read any book.



This year we will be introducing weekly spellings for each child.  They will be based on the children’s spelling learning for that week.  The five spellings will be on Seesaw on Thursday and then tested and reviewed the following Tuesday.

Log-ins for Seesaw and TTRS will be stuck into your reading diaries.
Home Learning:

  • Daily reading and TTRS.
  • Weekly reading tasks on Seesaw (Out on Thursday - due in Tuesday) and EPIC homework.
  • Weekly spelling tasks on Seesaw (Out on Thursday and reviewed on Tuesday)
  • EPIC homework can be shared with the class via our Seesaw Blog.

If children require a paper copy of spelling and reading homework then please let me know.


Year 3 children will be swimming this year on Wednesday afternoons.  Information about this will be sent home in the first week of term.  Year 4 children will NOT be swimming this year.


For outdoor P.E, please wear long black jogging bottoms or black shorts, a white t-shirt and a pair of trainers. Please remember to bring spare socks and shoes to change into if the grass is wet.  As it gets colder please bring a black sweatshirt or hoody.

Remember, all you need is a coat, your reading book, water bottle and your lunch box each day. Please do not bring anything you don't need. This helps us keep our classroom tidy. 


Please remember that if you need to contact me, and haven’t been able to see me in the morning or evening as the children come and go, email the office and I can either respond to that or give you a call, usually after the busy school day. I really look forward to meeting you all!

This page will be updated with any changes to our timetable.


Mrs Scattergood


We love reading in Emerald!

Children are encouraged to read as much and as often as possible.  In Emerald all children read with an adult at least once a week, and children are encouraged to write in their own reading diaries.  We only ask for a Title, date and page numbers read.  These diaries are checked by myself once a week (if children remember to bring them in!) so I know which children are reading regularly.

We have a range of books, newspapers and magazines in class so that children can read a range of materials and find something they enjoy.  Children also have a school reading book, this is age appropriate and linked to their level of learning. 

Children also visit the library, usually weekly, and here they are able to choose a book that they are interested in, regardless of reading level. If this is a fiction book then we do encourage them to read it at home with parents/carers.  This may be the child reading only a few lines or even words and the adult reading most of the book.  If the library book is a non-fiction book, the child can often use visual clues and known knowledge to work out a lot – this is reading! 

Parents often ask which books they should buy or loan from the library for their children.  There are new books on the market daily but I have listed below a web site which gives lists of age appropriate books which may be useful. 

I hope this helps understand reading in our class.

Reading Book List

Mrs Scattergood


Use your log in at home to practise

your times tables!