Welcome To Dove
A warm welcome to Dove Class - Year 3/4 . The class teacher is Miss Coughlin. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Lowe and Mrs Quinlivan.
Our classroom is a fun, happy and caring environment where we support and encourage one another to achieve our full potential.
Here is an overview of our learning in Spring term:
Here are some photographs of our recent learning:
Dove Class - Our Curriculum 2021-2022
Hover over the photograph to read an explanation of the lesson.
PE will take place on a Tuesday afternoon for Dove class. For indoor lessons, children wear a plain white t-shirt, navy blue shorts and black PE pumps. PE lessons may take place outdoors and the children will therefore need an outdoor kit kept in school at all times. Children may wear plain navy blue tracksuit trousers, a navy blue jumper, plain white t-shirt and trainers for outdoor lessons. The outdoor kit is optional however trainers are necessary. PE kit must stay in school and will be sent home at half term to be washed. If a child regularly does not have their PE kit in school on their PE day then it will affect their position on ALWAYS.
Please ensure that ALL items of clothing including pumps are labelled with your child’s name.
Dove class will be going swimming in the Spring term (January- Easter). They will need a swimming costume/ trunks, towel and a hat if they have longer hair. Please ensure your child's swimming bag has their name clearly displayed. A letter will be sent out prior outlining everything that they will need. They will go swimming every Monday afternoon. They will not have PE lessons while they are attending swimming as this will be their PE for that term.
Homework will always be given every week with the exception of school holidays. Homework is set on Google Classrooms which can be accessed via numerous devices (laptop, computer, tablet/iPad, phone). Work can be returned as a typed document. Alternatively, children will also be provided with an exercise book to keep at home which may be used to complete work and then a photo uploaded to Google Classrooms. The logins will remain the same.
All homework will be set on a Monday at 4pm and is due on Sunday by 4pm. It allows him/her to do some each night or all in one night. Homework is recorded and monitored and any which is not completed at home will result in your child not being on the ‘Always’ stage for that half term. It is important that homework is completed as the activities set will help to ensure your child consolidates their learning and makes continuous progress
Home learning links
As well as set homework, your child should also spend time each evening reading for at least 10 minutes. He/she will bring home a book from school. This book must be read as your child will have been assessed and set to match their reading band age. They may also read a book of their own choice from home / the library alongside this if they wish. If your child is assessed as a free reader, they will be able to read either a book from the school library or their own book from home.
Each child will also receive a reading record. The record should be filled in every time the child reads at home (minimum 3x per week). The children should make notes about what they have read each week along with the pages they have read and have this signed by a parent / carer. This will be checked in school weekly so any parental comments can also be communicated here.
Children will be assessed and placed into groups for their spellings lessons. Spelling lessons will take place in the mornings and a spelling test will take place every Monday. Spellings are best learnt little and often rather than all the night before. We also recommend that children practise the common exception words for Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 which are attached to this letter.
Children's spellings are not only assessed through spelling tests, their writing will be continuously assessed throughout the year and they must be able to spell and use in context most of the common exception words to meet age related expectations.
Your child should also regularly practise their times tables. Year 3 children will need to know their 2,3,4,5 and 8 times tables. Year 4 children will need to know all up to 12 times tables. Again, we would recommend 10 minutes per night to improve their knowledge and speed. To help with maths progress, they must know all their tables with confidence and be able to recall them rapidly. A times tables test will take place every week in class. It is beneficial if you also try to test your child on these weekly.
Year 4 children will be sitting a times tables test in May/June in which all of their times tables knowledge will be assessed.
Help with times tables practise are linked below.
Please ensure your child brings a bag to school to take letters and books home in and return them. We also ask all children in KS2 to bring in an empty pencil case. This pencil case will remain in school all year and will be filled with stationery provided by school. If your child does not yet have a pencil case in school, please could you try to source one and have it in school by the end of the week. Children should also have their own water bottle in school which they bring in everyday to use during class time. This bottle should have the child's name on.
Maths and English homework set on Google Classroom at 4pm.
Swimming- Spring term (Jan-Easter)
10 minutes reading to an adult, 4x per week
Access Timestable Rockstars, Mathletics and Spelling Shed, 3x per week
|TUE||PE- Autumn and Summer term. Ensure full kit (named) is in school.|
|SAT||Mass for children on sacramental programme at 5.30pm.|
Mass for children on sacramental programme at 9.30am.
Homework due on Google Classroom at 4pm.