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ROOM 4 NEWS CLASS NEWSLETTER TOPIC WORK MATHS LANGUAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

News
It was great to see the children back after the summer holidays - they all appeared to have grown and are ready for primary 4. Everyone has settled in well and are enjoying getting back to work. Our class are going to be doing the Welcome Back Assembly on Friday the 6th of September at 11am and it would be great to have parents/carers along to watch it.

Topic
Although the Welcome Assembly will take up the first few weeks of school, we are also going to be learning about the Ocean. All the children had lots of great questions and ideas about what we could learn about, make and do.
During science, we are going to be learning about body systems such as the skeleton, joints and muscles, the respiratory system and circulation system. We will be doing a science lesson during the open afternoon on the 11th of September at 2:15pm to 3pm and look forward to welcoming parents and carers into the classroom to join us.

Numeracy
This term we will be starting with number and place value. We will be doing lots of counting on and backwards using units, tens and hundreds. After this, we will be learning more addition and subtraction using larger numbers. A great way for practising maths at home is to log on to Sumdog, answer questions, and play the games. If you would like your child’s log in detail please ask.

Literacy
We will be continuing with active literacy and the spelling programme. Each week children will be undertaking dictation on a Friday to check how well they have learned their spelling words.
Writing will focus on imaginative, writing instruction and recounting events in order. We will be practising our handwriting and discussing the best way to lay out our work.
The children will have the opportunity to get a book weekly from the school library or class library. We have been reading ‘The Sheep Pig’ by Dick King Smith during class time, which the children have enjoyed listening to.

Additional Information
Homework will be issued on a Monday and collected in on Friday. Each week children will be given, reading, spelling and maths homework.
Our P.E. days are a Tuesday and a Friday so please remind your children to bring suitable shoes for running, shorts and a t-shirt or polo shirt. Jewellery should be removed – best to leave at home.
As always, the weather is very changeable in Glasgow. Please remind your child if they do not want to wear a jacket to put a light one in their bag for playtime, lunchtime and the daily mile.
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to write me a short note.
Many thanks, 
Mr Houston 

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