Years 3 & 4 Weekly Newsletters

Dear Parents/Carers                                                                               18th October 2018


We have enjoyed our Spanish lesson today with the visiting teacher from Pilton Community College.  Perhaps the children could tell you what words they have learnt so far.  Our daily mile has been going brilliantly this week; well done to everyone we are certainly notching up the miles.


In maths, this week we have been looking at fractions, equivalent fractions and improper fractions.  The homework task the children completed over the weekend proved very helpful in class.  The Year 4 children have also been looking at decimals.


In literacy, we have enjoyed looking at a range of instructions.  We especially enjoyed making, and eating, our stewed fruit crumble before writing up our instructions independently.



Extra-large cardboard boxes - Does anyone have any extra-large cardboard boxes (TV or washing machine size).  If you are unable to transport this please let us know and we will arrange to collect it.


Old adult shirts – if you have any unwanted adult shirts that we could use to protect the children’s uniform during painting sessions we would be grateful for any donations. Thanks


School Photos

Everyone looked very smart for their school photos today.  Family and Sibling proofs have been sent home today with your child.  If you would like to order any copies please return these and your payment to the school office in the envelope provided.  Once we have received the individual and class proofs we will send these home with the children.


Spellings and Homework

The children will bring home their spellings to learn for the Friday’s test following half term.  The children have some maths homework task sheet to complete over the holiday which supports the work we have been completing in class.  They might also like to complete another task from the Autumn Homework Task Sheet.


Please encourage the children to log on to the maths website to help support their times tables


Fri, 19th October – This is a Non Pupil Day.


School Council Bonfire Night – Friday, 2nd November

The School Council are organising a bonfire night treat in the forest school area and school field.  If you would like to book a ticket please come along to the Key Stage 2 Library area on a Tuesday or Thursday between 8.30am and 9am or visit the school office.


Parent/Pupil/Teacher interviews – 6th and 7th November

Thank you for returning your slips requesting a time slot with us for the Parent/Pupil/Teacher interviews.  We will be sending home slips confirming your interview time on Wednesday, 31st October.


Lunch menu for next week is ‘Week One” (new lunch menus have been sent home and are on the website)


Diary Dates (don’t forget to check the school website, for up to date information)

Mon, 22nd to Fri, 26th October – Half Term

Mon, 29th October – Back to school.

Thur, 1st Nov – Bike to school

Fri, 2nd Nov – Non-Uniform day – School Council

Sat, 24th Nov – Friends of Orchard Vale – Christmas Craft Fayre – 1pm to 4pm

Mon, 26th Nov – Flu Vaccinations


Have a wonderful half term.  Well done to all the year 3 children for settling in so well into Key Stage 2. 

We look forward to seeing you all again on Monday, 29th October.

Miss Gulliford       Mrs Johnson      Mrs Benn       Mr Whapham