Kahlo Year 3-4
Welcome to Kahlo Class
Class Teacher: Mrs Rossiter
TA: Mrs Grover
The children have made a great start and we are all getting to know each other.
Here's a little information for you:
- Children are expected to bring in their reading books and Reading Records every day.
- Reading books can be changed once children have read them. They are expected to complete a reading quiz on Accelerated Reader every time they finish a book: AR Quizzes: https://ukhosted57.renlearn.co.uk/6708488/default.aspx
- Children need to read for at least 20 minutes each day.
- Swimming for Year 4s is on Mondays. Children need to come to school dressed in their uniform along with a swimming costume, goggles (if required) and a towel.
- Homework (English, Maths, Spellings, Times Table) will go out on a Friday. English and Maths is due back on the following Wednesday . Homework will be uploaded onto Google Classroom and should be completed in the Homework Books.
- Spelling and times tables test will be on Fridays.
- Spelling practise- spellings are on Ed Shed (logins provided) https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/
- Times Tables Rock Stars (https://play.ttrockstars.com/) should be used to practise for Times Tables tests. Children in years 3 and 4 are expected to learn Times Tables up to x12, and they will be tested randomly on all Tables each week.
Kahlo dolls by Kahlo Class!!!!
Spring 1 Core Book:
The Firework-Maker's Daughter
by Philip Pullman
Check out our Batik-Paintings!
Maths Book-How Many Jelly Beans?:
A Giant Book of Giant Numbers:
by Andrea Menotti
The children had a fabulous day!!!
Our day started with a reading of How Many Jelly Beans?
The children went on to complete a carousel of activities:
Table One: Calendar activity (problem solving using 1000/2000 jelly beans (coloured counters).
Key question: If you had 1000 (2000) jelly beans, how many would you have to eat every day if you had at least one?
Table Two: Jelly bean graphs...for each number of the colours.
Table Three: Fractions of jelly beans.
Table Four: Guess how many jelly beans I have.
Table Five: Art/draw a 3/4 digit number.
Autumn Term 2
Core Book: African Tales by Gcina Mhlophe
This term, through our core Power of Reading book, African Tales, Kahlo Class have been learning a great deal about the geography and culture of the African people. This week, as part of their learning, the children had a cultural visit from the African Activities company, which the children thoroughly enjoyed. During the visit, the children heard stories told by Kwame. He talked about his life in Ghana and when he first came to live in England...how different he found it life in England. Kwame also taught them some African dance moves and talked about the instruments that he makes and plays.
During the week, Kahlo Class wrote beautiful kindness stories and poems for the residents at Northbourne Care Home.
A few days later, we took them along to the care home and presented the writing to the residents there.
Some of the children read out their wonderful stories and poems and the residents told them how lovely their ideas were.
Our visit ended with a happy sing a long together.
The residents and carers enjoyed it so much that the care home have invited us to return!!
Natwest Money Sense Workshop-
Fraud Scene Investigators
Kahlo Class were very excited to take part in this workshop.
The workshop presented a crime scene where the children were set a task where they had to help a victim solve a fraud that had been committed against them. They enjoyed this activity so much!
They worked in teams exploring six exhibits placed around the room and they collected evidence in order to determine how the identity theft and fraud happened.
Skills Builder Week
The children began the week playing and exploring board games, with the intention of making their own.
In groups, they discussed number games and put all of their ideas together.
They made up rules for the game, then put together a prototype to test it out before finally working together to make all of the parts.
They were all very proud of what they had accomplished.