Welcome to Picasso Class
A Warm welcome
Hello and welcome to the webpage for Picasso class, (Year 3 and 4)
It's an exciting change in Picasso this half term, Mr Watson has joined the school, and is looking forward to an exciting start. We began with a buzz straight from Day one! We thank Miss Petit for a great start to the year, and wish her well on her travels, and hope she makes lots of happy memories. Make sure you stay in touch though! We cannot wait to hear your news.
This half term we are looking at Crime and Punishment through History.
We launched the topic with a trip to Lincoln Castle. This was a really great informative day for all. We learnt about how the Castle was initially used, when it was built by William the Conquerer, through to how it became a prison in the Victorian era.
The children enjoyed learning about Joseph Ralph who escaped the prison, dressed up as Victorian inmates, experienced life in a darkened cell, and gained a detailed overview of crime and punishment in our area. One group was even lucky to see people entering a real court case! Have a look at some of our photographs!
Lots of our work this half term will be focused on Crime and Punishment, however we will also be looking at many more exciting topics.
With Easter quickly approaching we are studying Palm Sunday and looking forward to our Easter service, learning multi skills and Tag Rugby in PE (whilst Year 4 also continue to swim), a new approach in Literacy where we are using the Power of Reading to help with our writing, (what is the mystery book Mr Watson is reading?) and enjoying our class text Shadow Forest by Matt Haig. With World Book Day, Healthy eating, fitness, and much more its certainly an excitiing and busy time to be in Lower Key Stage 2!
Picasso Class Reading Rewards- Be a Reader Leader
We love reading in Picasso class. It helps us explore new worlds, meet new characters and friends, and most importantly, it helps us relax and enjoy the world of literature.
To help the children to progress with their reading, home reading should take place daily as this will help them to develop their word level reading and reading fluency over time. As a way of encouraging the children to read at home, Picasso class are using a reading reward system. The children have been asked to read at for at least 10 minutes each day. This should be recorded in their planners each day along with the book and pages they have read. The children can write this in their planners themselves to enable them to take responsibility for their own learning but it must be signed or initialled by an adult to proof they have completed their reading each day.
The reading reward system will work as follows:
Read at least 3 times a week at home and earn 3 team points.
Read at least 5 times a week at home and earn 5 team points.
Read EVERY DAY at home – earn 7 team points and become a Star Reader!
If children read every day at home and it is evidenced in their planners, they will receive a raffle ticket and be entered into a raffle draw with the opportunity to win a prize at the end of each half term.
Planners will be checked every Monday so please ensure they are kept up to date!
Thank you for your support.
Mr Watson will soon be launching the 100 book reading challenge in class- keep your eyes open.