Ladygrove Primary School & Nursery

Welcome to Class 9

In Class 8, we are enjoying a busy term of learning. We began by learning about about prehistoric times through our topic of Tribal Tales and have recently started our new topic of Potions. By reading George's Marvelous Medicine, we’ll learn all about mysterious potions, and write a safety
label for George’s bottle. We’ll sort everyday items into solids, liquids and gases. Using our investigation skills we’ll explore
capacity and the properties of liquids. We’ll also design fabulous bottles for magical potions. Becoming super scientists,
we’ll investigate chemical reactions and states of matter. We’ll research the use of anaesthetic and learn what life was like
without it! We’ll write spells with magical, strange or gruesome effects – what ingredients will we use? We’ll also create canvas art on a large scale!

In Class 8, we are kind, helpful and enthusiastic, and have a great attitude to our learning. 

PE takes place on Tuesdays and Thursday and Year 4's go swimming on Tuesday's. Please ensure children have both indoor and outdoor PE kit in school and swimming kits on Tuesdays.

Reading diaries are checked on a Thursday and children are awarded with Golden Time on a Friday for reading 3 times or more.

Homework is set on a Friday and due in the following Thursday. 

Spelling tests and times tables are tested on a Friday.

Learning is fun and exciting in Year 3 and 4 and Mrs Cook continually reminds us that ‘’attitude is more important than ability’’.

We use the school’s Building Learning Power animals to be resourceful, reflective and resilient in when we are working and being a good team member is important to us.

We learn using cross curricular links across all subjects and this helps us to make links across all the subjects and develop a depth of knowledge in our chose topic.

Every term we focus on a different topic with which we, as a class, immerse ourselves in.

Reading is at the heart of our learning and always linked to our topic. As a class, we enjoy sharing stories and developing our understanding of the text.

Each week, homework and spellings will be set on a Friday, to be completed and handed in by the following Thursday. The spellings for each week will be taken from the National Curriculum Year 3/4 spellings list and the homework will relate to the work covered in class in the week. Most homework and spellings will be set on Purple Mash.

Pupil login details for Mathletics, Purple Mash and Times Table Rockstars can be found on the inner cover of Reading Diaries.

This term our topic is Rivers. We will be journeying from the source to the mouth of the river, investigating river features along the way. We will be using maps to chart the course of rivers and learn about how they are used today and in the past.

Our Whole Class Reading is linked to this theme, as we will be studying ‘Horrible Geography: Raging Rivers’ and enjoying the different stories and facts about rivers round the world. We will be developing our understanding of the words we read and how to infer meaning from the text.

We will be developing our calculation skills in Maths, by learning formal methods of division and multiplication before moving on to fractions and finding fractions of numbers.

In English, we will be studying the features of non-fiction writing and non-chronological report writing – all linked to our special topic theme.

We allow staff time off to undertake union official duties, however we do not have any staff who are currently union officials.