Welcome to Thoresby!
We are a class of Year 3 and 4 children. Our teacher is Miss Worboys and our teaching assistants are Mrs Matthews (AM) and Mrs Kay (PM). You can find us upstairs in the main building. Please see our 'Welcome to Thoresby' letter and our class timetable on this page for more information about the day to day running of our class.
Our P.E. days for this half term will be Tuesday (AM) and Thursday (PM), however these occasionally change, so please ensure that your child has weather-appropriate PE kits in school all week. Don't forget to label all items!
Our class page will be updated with new topic information, important documents, letters, homework and photos, so make sure you check it regularly!
Topic: Twisted Tales
Over this term we will be exploring traditional tales, including popular fairy tales. We will be looking at alternative versions of these well known stories in our English lessons and how they have been adapted; such as written from a different point of view (POV) or with a twist to the ending etc. We will be exploring Europe in geography, locating the countries that different fairy tales come from and finding out more about these countries, comparing them to our own. We will also be recapping our knowledge of co-ordinates and compass points to guide characters to different fairy tale settings- including using our IT skills to program characters to follow our instructions too. In history we will be studying castles, particularly castles local to us, including their features and what they were used for in the past. During our castles work we will continue to learn about significant kings and queens, and also complete our work on dragons- writing our own fantasy story based on 'How to Train your Dragon' and creating some artwork based on dragon eyes. In art this term, we are focusing particularly on colour; including the colour wheel (primary, secondary and tertiary colours), mixing colours and shades of colour (light and dark). We will use different mediums to create a variety of artwork such as paint, water colours, pencil and crayons. In science, we will discuss the changes that we see around us in spring and investigate 'plants' and 'living things and their habitats'. In R.E. we will continue to study religious festivals such as Lent and Easter. We are going to be thinking about keeping ourselves healthy in our Jigsaw work this term and will explore personal safety during a theme week. This links nicely to our P.E. topic which is 'Fitness'. We will use bleep tests to assess our fitness at the start and end of the term and hopefully see the improvements after completing a variety of challenges and activities aimed at increasing our fitness such as circuit training. In maths, we will completing our work on multiplication and division, looking at the tables (up to 12 x 12) and learning a variety of formal written methods. We will spend the majority of the term focusing on fractions, and finally ending with some work on decimals. The children will continue with handwriting practice once a week, whole class guided reading (focusing on word work, literal skills, deduction and inference questions) and daily mile each morning.