Meet the Sea Turtles Team
Mrs Corina Gamble
Mrs Angela Gartland
Also working with us during the week are:
Mrs. Sarah Crisp (Monday and Tuesday mornings)
Ms. Tina Salvage (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings)
Mrs. Sarah Mizon (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons)
Mr. Glen Barry (Thursday afternoon)
Term 1 Learning Journey
"The past is another country: they do things differently there"
Our rich text for "Frontiers" is "The Secret Kingdom"
by Barb Rosenstock.
We are exploring the dramatic life journey of Nek Chand, Indian outdoors artist, through the dramatic times of the separation of India and Pakistan. His refuge from the trauma of war and separation was to create the incredible Rock Garden of Chandigarh, using using reclaimed materials from the city.
We are making a parallel with our own experiences of lockdown, separation and rebuilding connections.
Please make sure your child has the following items for each PE session:
a yellow t-shirt
black shorts and black jogging bottoms or leggings
plimsolls or non marking trainers
Term 1 Knowledge Organiser
Term 1 Curriculum Overview
Homework is set every Friday on Google Classroom and will be due in the following Thursday. The homework folder can be found under the 'Classwork' tab.
There are two sheets for homework:
Reading record - please record what you have read and how often you have read on the Google Doc. We encourage children to read at least five times a week either independently (aloud or in their head) or aloud with an adult.
Activities - there will be spellings to learn and timetables to practise. In addition to this, there will be either a RIC (reading) or SPAG task.
Mangahigh - Children to login and complete the Manga High task set by your teacher. They should aim to complete the task three times. The children's logins can be found on their Google Classroom under 'Classwork'.
Lexia - if your child has a Lexia account, please ensure they are accessing this regularly at home. Their login can be found on their Google Classroom under 'Classwork'.
Please do let the class teacher know if you require a paper copy.
We ask that you send in a photo of the work instead of a paper copy to reduce the number of items coming into school.
Supporting your child at home
We will continuously communicate learning and expectations through the school website and google classroom.
The greatest help to your child's learning is daily reading - both listening to them read, and reading to them to model expression, how to work out new words are important. Equally important is discussing the books they read, so that they develop an understanding of texts.
The greatest task through year 3 and 4 is to understand, then memorize all times tables up to 12. Regular practice, including Manga High, Youtube and Maths Frame website songs are very helpful. There are links to these in the useful website tab and on Google Classroom.
Useful links for online learning
Lexia - https://www.lexiacore5.com/
EPIC – eBooks: https://www.getepic.com/ (Our class code is on our Google Classroom under 'Classwork' --> 'Useful websites')