LENNON

Class teacher: Miss Burke

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Tapper & Miss Howard

As our British inspirational person, we have chosen to name ourselves after someone who is one of the most influential musicians in history. John Lennon was an English singer, songwriter and artist who rose to worldwide fame as a founding member of the rock band the Beatles, arguably the biggest band the world has ever seen. His catchy song lyrics in hits such as Come together, Lucy in the sky with diamonds, Strawberry Fields Forever and I want to hold your hand have ensured that the love for the Beatles and their songs has been passed down from generation to generation. John Lennon used his fame and influence in order to draw attention to world issues that were happening at the time. During his solo career, he released numerous songs against war and inequality, and established himself as a figure-head for promoting world peace. His most iconic song, ‘Imagine’, is a perfect example in which he promotes the idea of harmony and unity amongst everyone throughout the world. His lyrics teach us the importance of kindness and mutual respect for each other which are just some of the positive values we hope to promote in Lennon class. Songs and lyrics are a great way of helping people to learn and remember, so in our class we aim to take influence from our British inspirational person by using educational songs when appropriate to learn lots of important facts!

 

We are excited for a new school year and all the interesting topics we will be covering, starting off with work on Marvellous Manchester.

 

Important information:

  • We will be doing PE on Wednesdays and Thursday, therefore please ensure your child comes into school with the correct kit on these days. Swimming will be taking place in the summer term.
  • For their homework, children will have a Reading Journal and Maths Journal to complete each week. These will be given out on a Friday to be returned by Thursday the following week. They will also have a Learning Journal to submit at the end of each half term in order to promote their topic work in History, Geography or Science.
  • Along with their homework, children will also receive their weekly spellings on a Friday and will be tested the following Thursday.
  • Children are required to read at home with either their reading book or by accessing Bug Club. Both their reading records and Bug Club will be checked daily to ensure children are reading enough at home. When children achieve 100 reads, they will be rewarded in assembly.
  • Children will also be expected to access Times Tables Rockstars regularly. By the end of Year 3, children are expected to know all of their 3, 4 and 8 times tables and this is a fun and interesting way which aids their learning and helps their confidence grow!