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Great Ponton Primary School

Great Ponton
Primary School

Years 3 & 4

It is amazing to see you all again entering Years 3 & 4, the classrooms may seem a little different this year but our love for learning will continue to grow.

This term our topic is focusing around amazing Ancient Egypt, we will be exploring the Egyptian pyramids and researching the incredible world of Egyptian pharaohs and their people.

Important information that you will need to know includes:

P.E is taught on a Monday and Wednesday, children should come to school in their PE kits ready for the day.

Homework is now set weekly on the class dojo, this will be set each Thursday and will be due back completed the following Tuesday. Included in the homework will be some online resources such as Oxford Owl Reading tree and times tables rock stars.

A gentle reminder that all pupils need to bring in their own writing equipment this term which includes: pen, pencil, ruler and coloured pencils.  Can you also make sure your child has a water bottle.

This is a new school year and a new way of learning for many schools and parents, I am going to be here for your children and my aim this year is to promote children to enjoy their learning and also feel safe during school. If any parents/carers would like to contact me or talk about any concerns at any point throughout the year, I will make sure that my time will be free to talk and discuss any concerns or ideas.

"They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel." — Carl W. Buehner

"Tell me and I forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I understand." — Chinese proverb

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” — Anonymous

“Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.” — Josef Albers  I know that we can all learn together and continue to grow and blossom in the love of learning. 

Quotes from the children in Year 3 and 4:

How would you describe your learning experience in the classroom? What do you enjoy the most?

Year 3:

“My learning is great, I love Maths and English because I like doing sums and writing about the books we are learning, especially James and the giant Peach! I love that the peach is giant, I’d want to bite it if I was James because they are so nice and juicy!”

Year 3:

“I like dividing 2 digits by 1 digit numbers in maths, maths is definitely my favourite subject I really like being given the cold tasks to challenge my learning! I really like the order we do the lessons in the class and I like being with my teacher and friends on my table.”

Year 4:

“I like learning here because I get to do lots of fun learning activities with my favourite teacher! I really love learning about History because I want to become an archaeologist, I liked learning about the Stone Age to Iron Age, this was because we got to learn about Otto who was one of the first to create communities and houses.”

Year 4:

“Maths! Because I love being quizzed in maths, I just love it! My favourite is all of it, I cant choose just one. I also love being in this classroom because we have such a nice teacher and some brilliant friends.”

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