3D – Miss Derbyshire
3H – Mr Hanson
3M – Miss Matthews
After a lovely summer holidays we are excited to start the new year.
Our project this term is called ‘How did they get there?’ which is all about The Stone Age. We will be learning about how people lived during this period of time. All of our foundation subjects will be linked to the project; such as cave painting in art, settlements in geography and exploring the ages in history. In relation to this, our science project is all about rocks and soils. The children will be testing different forms of rocks and learning about soil layers. To top it off, we will be visiting We The Curious (@Bristol) to take part in a workshop, where the children will explore fossils and much more. Letters will be sent via Caremonkey. If you are unsure about this, please see the class teacher or the office.
3M – Wednesday Morning
3H – Friday Morning
3D – Friday Afternoon
Individual Photos – Tuesday 10th October
Parents’ Evening – Tuesday 10th October and Wednesday 11th October
Inset Days – Thursday 19th October and Friday 20th October
Half term – Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October
Rights Respecting Schools
West Town Lane Academy is a Rights Respecting School. This means that all of the children are made aware of their rights as outlined by the UN convention. It is important that they understand that these are what they are ALL entitled to have and no-one can take these away from them. Every class has a charter outlining some of these rights. They look great so keep an eye out as you are around the classrooms.
Every day, the children will have an English and Maths lesson as a whole class. Afternoons will be filled with foundation subjects, all set within the context of our current project.
The children now change their own reading book in the school library. We will take them down once a week but the children can change their books more frequently if needed. Now that their books are longer we encourage children to not rush through them and even try re-reading a book before changing it. They should be able to recall the story’s events, describe the characters and identify language patterns such as rhyming in the book they are reading. Please try to listen to your child read regularly – this can even be for only 10 minutes. If they read to themselves, help their learning by asking them questions about what they have read.
The best time to speak to your class teacher is at the end of the day, after all the children have left. Occasionally due to meetings this will not be possible. However, we will always be happy to arrange an alternative time to talk to you.