Welcome to Polar Bears

2019-20 Polar Bears

Class Teacher Mrs. Watts
Teaching Assistant Mrs. Winter

Our Learning Journey

Our Learning Journey this term will be based around the question ‘Could I survive the Stone Age?’ We will be exploring this exciting time period across all curriculum areas. In History, we will become Archaeologists, placing the Stone Age on a timeline, exploring cave art and discovering what a Stone Age diet was like. In Geography, we will be plotting Stone Age finds on maps and exploring where Stone Age people chose to settle and in Science we will be exploring rocks and fossils and undertaking lots of scientific investigations.

Term 1 – Activities 

  • We plan to have a Stone Age survival day to see if the children can put all they have learnt into practice. More information will follow regarding this, please look out for letters on parent mail and in bags.
  • Students have undertaken a STAR reader test which has created an up to date ZPD range for each child e.g. 2.4 – 3.5. This ZPD is then used to guide the children’s choice of home reading book. This book will be brought home every day to read at home. We encourage the children to be independent in their book choice and in remembering to bring their book home so please support them with this step up in responsibility by asking if they have remembered.
  • In Maths this term we will be learning about 3 digit numbers and place value. We will be continuing to use the schools Monkey Maths system this year to guide the children’s learning in times tables

Term 1 – Key Words

  • TBC

Online Learning  

All students have access to the ‘Times Table Rockstars’ website (logins are written in the children’s contact books) which can be accessed at home to support learning. The website offers a great platform to prepare the children for the national times tables test they will be undertaking in year 4, so please encourage them to use it. Times tables practice is also a great time filler e.g. on a long car journey, waiting for a club to start etc. Research shows that exposure and practice little and often is the best way for children to learn.

How can you support your child?

  • Please can you encourage your child to read at least 4 times a week and sign your child’s planner.