Years 3 & 4 Lynher
Welcome to Lynher Class Page
Welcome to Lynher Class.
Here you can find useful information and find out what we have been doing in Year 3 and Year 4 at St George's C of E Primary Academy.
Class Teacher - Mrs Sophie Daykin supported by Mrs Stringer and Mrs Nahavandi-Pour.
PE is on a Thursday and Friday. Please come to school in your PE kit on these days.
This half tern we have been using the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit' to create our own letters. In maths we have been exploring addition and we are just beginning to focus on subtraction. We have been researching food chains and creating our own predators.
We have also had fun creating Autumn pictures using leaf printing and natural materials as well as 'Pumpkin Day'.
Welcome to Lynher Class
Learning in Lynher
We believe that children have a right to expect a curriculum which is fun, motivating, interesting and most importantly purposeful. We strive to develop imagination through a stimulating, creative environment where every child has the opportunity to shine. We use a continuous provision approach. Challenges are accessed throughout the day to promote independence and resilience. We learn both in small groups and as a whole class. We have rainbow challenges built into the week where the children can choose their own learning and build on what they have learnt during lessons to deepen their understanding or revisit ideas they had misconceptions in.
Children are encouraged to read every day at home and can change their books when needed. We read every day in class, this could be individual reading to an adult, exploring texts and vocabulary through our whole class reading sessions or reading by ourselves or with a friend. We also have the opportunity to visit the school library over the course of the week.
In Lynher Class we use this platform to share all of our amazing learning with you. You can also send messages to the Lynher Team through Tapestry. The children upload their own work here and share the rainbow challenges that they have completed.
Every day there are planned challenges for children to access and complete independently. These enhancements are planned carefully around the children's interests, the curriculum and interventions needed within the class. Each week the children are encouraged to complete all of the challenges to a high standard and therefore making a rainbow with the lolly sticks that they collect for each challenge. Rainbow Challenges can be seen in the children's books or on Tapestry.
In KS2 we value the importance of learning through investigation, challenging ourselves and independence. To enable the children opportunities for this we provide continuous provision both inside and outside the classroom.
Take a look at our previous learning.
Autumn Term 2021-22
Autumn 1 - We have had such a busy start to the new year. We are investigating rocks and fossils in science, studying the Sunshine State in Geography and have been learning our new routines in class. We shared the book 'A rock is lively' during our whole class guided reading sessions and learned lots of new Tier 2 vocabulary such as 'molten' and 'lively'. We also wrote our own books based on the story 'Arthur and the Golden Rope'.
Autumn 2 - We have been very busy the last few weeks learning about Explanation Texts and the features we need to include when writing an explanation. We also wrote Autumn poems and used our new knowledge of similes to create atmosphere.
In Science we have been learning about digestion and the importance of keeping our teeth clean. Over the next few week we will be working scientifically to carry out an investigation about the effects of different drinks on our teeth. In History we have been studying why the Romans invaded Britain and the meaning behind Hadrian's Wall. We are also very excited to be practicing lots of singing and lines for our much anticipated Christmas show! Watch this space!
Spring Term 2020-2021
Due to the National Lockdown we have been accessing remote learning this term. All of our remote learning is accessed through SeeSaw. We can work on paper or edit the tasks online. We have been very busy completing a huge variety of lessons at home. We have completed science investigations, written stories, learned new methods for multiplying and dividing and drawn and painted some beautiful pictures. We have also been learning French, made wormeries, explored Hinduism, practiced our weekly spellings and made cakes. See below for a very small snapshot of what we have been up to at home.
Summer Term 2020-2021
We are having a wonderful Summer Term so far! We are learning about and electricity in science, fractions and decimals in maths and climates around the world in geography. We have been very busy in our writing too and have learned the story 'The Great Kapok tree' off by heart using our story map. We are looking forward to writing our own versions of the story. We have been working hard on our rainbow challenges and have been using wires, bulbs and batteries to investigate in the science corner. We have used atlas' to solve questions about the worlds biomes and climates. We have been map reading and using keys. Outside we have been improving our fine motor skills, painting, building and practicing our sharing and communication skills. We also celebrated St George's Day in style! We dressed up and had a day filled with tasks linked to dragons, castles and St George.
At St George's we believe there are 'no outsiders'. We are inclusive of everyone. We read a book called 'The Flower'. It taught us about the importance of asking questions. Especially if we want to know why something is the way it is. We talked about how it is good to question things, especially if we think something could be better or improved. The flowers in our picture represent how we can change the dull grey town underneath for the better, just like the boy in the story did, by asking questions and finding out about new ideas.