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Indigo Class

Welcome to Indigo Class's page! We are a year 3/4 class with 26 pupils altogether. Our class teacher is Miss Hollick. We are supported by Miss Axall, our teaching assistant and Miss Birch our HLTA.

If you are a Year 4 parent/carer and missed our MTC meeting, please find the slides here.

 

In this half term, up until Christmas, we will be studying the topic of Ancient Egypt. This will begin with a dancing and cartouche making workshop in the second week back. We will be handling artefacts as well as investigating what life was like in these times.

 

 

Core Subjects

English: We will be creating a newspaper report about the Stone Age and a cave painting that we have discovered.

Maths: This half term, in my maths group, we will be looking at addition and subtraction. We will also look at co-ordinates as a link to our mapping skills focus week in geography.

Science: We will be focusing on rocks and soils with links to fossilisation. The children will be able to carry out investigations to develop their understanding of these further.

Foundation subjects

DT and Art: In Art, the children will be creating a painting of Stonehenge using pastels, paint and silhouettes 

Music: In Music we will be exploring R'n'B style music. We will learn to play and read the notes C, D, E + F on a glockenspiel.

French: In French, the Year 3 children will be recapping on the days of the week, countries and other vocabulary learnt over the last lockdown.

PSHE: We will be looking at smoking and how to make healthy choices.

Computing: In Computing, we will be focusing on computer skills, including copy and pasting and the snipping tool.

Religion and World Views: In RE, the Year 3 children will be focusing in on the Sikh religion.

 

 

Any questions, please email indigo.class@victoria-jun.leeds.sch.uk 

 

Click here for the meet the teacher slides.

Important things to Know:

PE

PE lessons will take place outside on Tuesday's and Friday's. Children can come to school on those days in their PE kit. Please insure it is weather appropriate. 

Swimming

Year 4's will attend swimming until February. Please ensure boys have their shorts on and girls bring their costume.

Online Learning

Children can access Bug Club, Times Table Rockstars and Mathletics from home. 

Log on details are inside their reading records.

Please find the links below:

Bug Club:

 https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Please note that the school code is lwx6

Mathletics:

http://uk.mathletics.com/

Times Table Rockstars:

https://ttrockstars.com/

Reading

Reading records are checked on Monday's and Thursday's to ensure the children have read 5 pages.  Children can use Bug Club and read online and read their own books from home too.

Times Tables

Children can use TTRockstars to get extra help with learning their times tables. They can battle each other and set personal challenges in order to recall their times tables faster.

Every week in our maths classes, we focus on a times table and the children will get the chance to battle for TT Champion.

The children also have a times table book in school.

Homework

 Spellings: They will be sent home with a set of spellings on a Friday and tested the following Friday. This can be up to 10 spellings per week.

Maths: Maths homework will be online using Mathletics. It will be based on what they are learning or have learnt throughout the year. This is set on a Friday and they have a week to complete it.

English: English homework will be set on google classroom and it may include tasks similar to their current learning in class or grammar focussed. This is set on a Friday and due in a week later.

Learn By Hearts (Maths Facts): these are factual based for maths. It may include number bonds, times tables or facts about shapes. These are set every other Friday. Children will be sent home with them on a Friday, tested the following Friday and then tested again the Friday after to see if their scores have improved. Then they will be given a new set to learn. 

English and spelling homework will be available on google classroom or on paper copies if they have been requested.