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Welcome to Term 4 and our new theme - Shine a Light!
This term, our school value is FORGIVENESS. In Newton, in our RE and outdoor learning, we will be
exploriring how people show forgiveness in prayer as well as investigating how people throughout
history have shown forgiveness.
In science, we will learn more about electricity and use these skills to design and construct a light shade in DT. In geography, we will explore light maps of the UK and work out where our cities and countryside are located.
In RE, we will explore light as a theme during our RE week as well as prepare our Newton Easter performance.
Please see our theme map and curriculum overview below.
You will also find links to our spelling test words for this term
Newton home learning
As part of our home learning we like to focus on core skills of reading, timestables and spellings.
Reading: all children should 5 times a week, this might be for short bursts or you may use an alternative book to their reading book in the classroom. We monitor the childrens reading records each week on a Friday and at the end of term the children receive a certificate for their reading of they have read for 5 times a week consistenly. This will be presented to them during achievement assembly.
Times table rockstars: All children will have their own timestable rockstars log in. If your child does not have one please contact your childs class teacher and they will pass it on for you. Year 4 children should have their logins stuck inside the cover of their reading record. You child will beable to focus on key timestables and once they have mastered that timestable they will beable to move onto the next level. Throughout the term will be holding battles with other classes and even other schools! It is a fun and exciting way to improve speed and accuracy of our timestables. All children should access TTRS 5 times each week for 5 minutes. We have allocated them tasks to complete in the 'Studio' section (2 for Year 3 and 3 for Year 4) plus 2 more sessions of their choice. We will be monitoring access and the children who are the 'Top Rockers' will receive prizes in assembly.
Spellings: The children will receive a list of spelling rules that they will practise each week, they will also practise these spelling rules in the classroom too. Every Thursday we will test the children on the rule. Please find below your child's spelling rules for the term: