Ladygrove Primary School & Nursery

Welcome to Class 9

In Class 9, 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!

Mrs Cook

Teacher

Mrs Williams

TA

In Class 9, 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.

We are brave, powerful warriors, and we will meet in battle! This half term, we’ll divide into two warring groups: the Celts and the Romans. In our battle games, who will be victorious? We’ll research Celtic and Roman warriors and write soliloquies as soldiers. Using different source materials we’ll investigate the Roman Empire and read Roman numerals. After designing and making shields, we’ll test them in battle and practise our attacking and defending skills. The Celtic warrior queen, Boudicca, will inspire us to create stories, models and artwork. We’ll write plays about gladiators and a menu for wealthy Romans. Using maps, globes and information books, we’ll compare Britain (the home of the Celts) and Rome (the home of the Romans). At the end of the topic, we’ll reflect on what the Romans did for us. We’ll become archaeologists, examining and sorting artefacts. You’ll receive an invitation to our art gallery where we’ll give guided tours to explain what we have learnt.