Cherry blossom class (year 3/4)
Welcome to Cherry Blossom Class! Your teacher is Miss Henson.
We are excited to meet you and start Year 3/4 in September 2021. If you have any questions on starting school, please contact reception.
I’m Miss Henson which I’m sure most of you already know.
I enjoy reading with my class; I like to share a story from start to finish and discuss how the plot develops. I also read a lot in my spare time too so please come and share some of the books you are reading at home! I also enjoy art and trying to recreate famous piece.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have a six-year-old, who most of you know, called Mya and three dogs (two are Yorkshire Terriers and one is a Cockapoo). I enjoy taking my dogs for walks; the longer the better! I really like live music and when I can, I like to go and see bands such as Green Day and Foo Fighters.
I’ll look forward to get to know you all better in the new school year!
This year’s main topics:
Here Come the Vikings! Who were the Vikings and why did they come to Britain? What was it like to be a Viking? How did they become so powerful? How do we know?
We’ll learn about settlements and why people travel from their homelands.
We will be finding out about the science of Sound and how we hear things.
In the Desert: What is a desert? Where in the world are the biggest deserts? How do plants, animals and people survive there? How have humans changed deserts? How can special places be protected?
In Science, we’ll be learning about living things and their habitats (especially deserts!). We’ll also investigate plants and how they grow.
We’ll Meet Again: What was it like to be a child during World War Two? Why were children evacuated? How did people on the Home Front help the war effort? Who was Anne Frank and why is she important?
Our Science this term will be about Light and dark, shadows, reflections and how we see things.
The school day starts at 8:50am with the classroom doors opening at 8:45am. Registration is at 9:00am and learning starts immediately after. The school day ends at 3:05pm and children will need to be collected by an adult from the classroom door.
If you would like your child to be collected from school by someone other than yourself, a form will need to be filled in to advise school who your child/children can leave with. Forms are available from the office or from the classroom.
Please ensure your child has a water bottle to keep in the classroom. This can be taken home every day and filled with fresh water.
Reading books and reading journals will be sent home daily, and it would be beneficial if children read at least 3 times at home during each week. Reading diaries should be kept up to date with a brief comment.
PE kits are to be brought into school on a Monday and taken home on a Friday.
Homework will be set every Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday.
Spellings will be sent home every Friday and we will work on them throughout the following week.