Welcome to Portland Bill Lighthouse Class
Our teachers are Mrs Funnell (Monday & Tuesday) and Mrs Holden (Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays)
Our teaching assistants are Mr Topping and Mrs Holtom.
We look forward to working with you and your child.
Light of the Week
In Portland Bill Class, we choose a Light of the Week every Friday. The child will be chosen for being a true example of 'Being a Light for All to See'. A 'Shining Light' could be a child who has really stood out during the week for their behaviour or their learning in a particular subject; a 'Guiding Light' could be a child who has helped the class as a whole or supported someone in need; a 'Leading Light' could be someone who has set a brilliant example in their learning or their conduct; and a 'Welcoming Light' could be someone who has made a new child or visitor feel welcome and safe in our school.
We share all our wonderful learning on Seesaw and use it as a communication tool.
Please log in to your child's account to see what we're up to. It's lovely for the children to see and read your comments.
Please see below for information about what we are learning.
Our Curriculum Maps gives a breakdown of the different subjects and the skills and knowledge we are covering this term.
We would love it if your child reads to you or you read to them every night. We understand that this is not always physically possible but if you can do at least three listens per week, that would be great. Stamps and certificates will be awarded for competed bookmarks.
It is a known fact that children's vocabulary and understanding is improved by reading everyday. Please talk to your children about their reading. It should be a pleasurable experience with a mutual enjoyment of storylines and characters. Question them about their understanding and make predictions about the next chapters.
Spellings which follow a specific spelling rule will be taught in class and sent home each fortnight to be learnt. Please encourage your child to explain the rule and find other words which fit. This will help them to learn the pattern rather than just the one off word and therefore will become embedded.
We shall also work on the Year 3 & 4 statutory word list throughout the year but please feel free to support your child in learning these words too at any point.
See below for the statutory Year 3 and 4 Word List
See below for the fortnightly spelling word lists.
Your child has a Doodlemaths account. Please encourage your child to spend a few minutes each day answering the bespoke maths questions which are tailored to their needs.
Please encourage your child to go on their TTrockstars login -they will show amazing improvement in their speed of recall which will obviously help in many areas of maths.
We will be doing PE on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Please make sure you wear the appropriate school PE kit, including properly fitted trainers. Long hair must be tied up.
We are strong believers in the importance of daily exercise and the Daily Mile is a perfect opportunity to do this.
We shall work up to doing it everyday but please ensure your child has their trainers in school everyday.
The Daily Mile gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom. For more information, see this website: https://thedailymile.co.uk/