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We have received great news that our local boy's football team, Shepshed Dynamo ...
We had two football tournaments this half term, an all Yr5 boys team and an all ...
Newcroft took advantage of the dry weather and made a start on learning techniq...
We have had a superb 3 weeks back at school, getting used to our usual routines,...
During Autumn 2, 2020, all 389 of our pupils took part in our annual pupil surve...
Our topic this half term is 'Trip Advisor'. We will be reading and watching 'Around the World in 80 Days' by Jules Verne. In English we will be creating a biography and writing our own adventure stories of our trip around the world. The children will be focussing on paintings by Pablo Picasso and creating a portrait of the Queen in the same artistic style. In Science, we will be learning about states of matter and investigating the changes between solids, liquids and gases. In Geography, we are studying the equator, hemispheres, the tropics, arctic and antarctic and we will also be completing a country study of Iceland.
We are continually working on and practising our times tables in preparation for the Year 4 Multiplication Check. The children are encouraged to regularly test their times tables knowledge to see how they have improved and what they need to work on next! Please use the children's times table packs for fun and exciting ways of revising times tables up to 12x12. We are regularly 'battling' against other classes and year groups in school on Times Tables Rockstars, please encourage your child to play as often as they can!
In addition to practising times tables, we are also regularly revisiting and working on spelling the Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words to ensure all of the children can spell, define and use these words accurately. Please refer to the back of the homework book for a copy of these spellings. The children are regularly tested in class as part of our ongoing English assessments.
We ask that parents ensure that PE kit is in school all week and sent home as required for washing through the term and at the end of a half term. Mrs Atkinson's class have PE on Monday's and Friday's. Miss Eccleshall's class have PE on Tuesday's and Friday's.
If you have any concerns, questions or queries about your child's progress, please get in touch via WEDUC or the office.
Diane Lane, Business Director
Newcroft Primary Academy