Newton Hub news and information 

 The summer term has arrived! Welcome to Term 6, amazingly we have reached our final term of the school year. We have plenty of exciting learning ahead for both years 3 and 4 this term.  

 We will be moving back to a Geography focus this term and will be drawing comparisons between the United Kingdom and Spain. This will include observing differences in climate, land use and completing field work.  

 We are looking forward to Sports Week in week 3 and the opportunities for members of our hub to represent our school in the MaD Olympiad and compete against the other schools.

 Year 4 are still having their music lessons on a Wednesday afternoon and we cannot wait to see how they continue to get on with their cornets. 

Spelling lists will come around each week following our in-class learning, and will be tested weekly on a Thursday. 

 Our PE days have moved so please see below for the changes.

On PE days, the children should still come to school wearing their PE kit.

Year 3 and 4 have PE on Mondays and Thursdays. 

Staff: Mr Boulton, Mrs Inwood and Mr Molyneux.

Newton home learning

 

As part of our home learning we like to focus on core skills of reading, timestables, arithmetic spellings. 

Reading: Reading is vital to the development of children's writing, vocabulary and oral fluency. For that reason,  all children should read at least a page a day 5 times a week.  This might be from their levelled reading books which they bring home from school or you may, of course, use an alternative book from home. We will collect the children's 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 child's 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. 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 at least 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.

Arithmetic: Each week, your child will be set 8 arithmetic questions which are similar to those practised in our arithmetic sessions that week. 

Spellings: The children will receive a list of spelling rules that they should practise each week. They will also practise these spelling rules in the classroom too. Every Thursday we will test the children on the rule. Your child will do their spelling test in their home learning book so please ensure that your child has their home learning book in school every Thursday. Please find below your child's spelling rules for the term. Your child will know which words are theirs.

 In addition to your child's weekly words, there is also a Year 3/4 word list of words your child should be able to spell by the end of year 4. If your child ever learns their weekly words quickly, they could practise these:

Year 3 and 4 Spelling list