Welcome Year 3 and 4 to Class Emerald!
We hope you have enjoyed the summer and are rested and ready to join us for the start of a whole new year and, for some of you, a whole new key stage of your learning journey.
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.
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.
During the first term all of our PE is outside and our PE days are MONDAY & WEDNESDAY.
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.
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.
Use your log in at home to practise
your times tables!