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Term 4 Learning Behaviour: Perseverance and Resilience 


As a school, we will be concentrating on a different learning behaviour each term.


This term we will work on:


Persevering and 'bouncing back' when things are tough!


This term we will be working on persevering when things get tough. This will all link to our work on having a positive mindset last term. We will talk about what it means to persevere and keep on trying. We will also consider how we can 'bounce back' and show resilience when things get tough. At home, you could continue to encourage children to be positive, to keep on trying and to 'bounce back' after difficulties, praising children for their effort and focus, not just the end result. 

Term 4 - Reading - Traditional Tales


Children in Owls will be reading lots of different Traditional Tales this term. In particular, we will read and base our learning around Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs and Hansel and Gretel. Our focus will be on Reading and Writing, so we will do class Guided Reading sessions where we read the stories together and answer questions about the text. In addition to this, we will make story maps and write our own versions of the stories we read.


In Maths this term we will learn to use the correct vocabulary related to capacity and weight. We will order containers by how much they hold or how heavy they are. We will also begin to subtract numbers and work on recognising different coins. 


In Phonics this term we will consolidate all of the Phase 2 and 3 sounds we have learnt so far before moving on to Phase 4, reading and spelling multi-syllabic words. 

Please spend time learning the sounds we have sent home including how to form them correctly using cursive script. 


Owls will continue to bring home a book to share with you. Please remember to record every time you  read with your child in their Reading Record. Books are currently changed once a week, this gives plenty of time for you to:

* read the story to your child first

* discuss the pictures

* talk about the characters, their reactions, why they behave as they do

* allow your child to read to you, encouraging them to use their phoneme fingers

* ask your child to read the book through a 2nd or 3rd time to help boost their confidence

* pick out individual words out of context, encourage your child to use their phoneme fingers to sound them out

* think of a new ending for the story or make up a new story about the characters 


In RE we will learn about Easter and talk about why this is an important celebration for Christians. 


Our PE days are a Tuesday and a Wednesday and will be taught by a specialist sports coach.

Please make sure PE kits are clearly labelled and in school everyday. 

Show and Tell:

Parents will be informed when it is their child’s turn for Show and Tell.

It will continue to take place on a Friday afternoon and children can bring in something related to the topic. As our theme for the term is ‘Traditional Tales’ it would be lovely if the children could bring in a Traditional Tale to talk about with the class, perhaps they could share the story or talk about their favourite character or illustration in the book. 


Other Information

Remember water bottles (filled with water only please), PE kits, book bags and reading records need to be in school every day. Please also make sure all belongings are clearly labelled with your child's name.

If you have any worries or concerns, we are always happy to help!


The Owls Team 



Sturton by Stow Primary School