Year 3 & 4 Class information page 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Year 3 and 4
The teachers in Year 3 and 4 are: Mr Fuller, Mr Dixon, Mrs Hooper and Mrs Hughes.
Welcome to the Autumn term, we are looking forward to a fun term filled with lots of fun and learning.
Our topic for the Autumn Term is Snowdonia (Eryri)
This is a Geography based topic, where we will learn all about the landscape of Snowdonia.
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Our literacy lessons for this half term will be based on a book called 'Leon and the place between'
Wanting to prove to his brothers and sister that magic really exists, Leon volunteers to be in Abdul Kazam's magic show and gets transported to a mysterious world. Filled with rabbits, doves, playing cards and magician's assistants - among other things - if a magician can make it disappear, it will end up in the Place Between!
When Leon returns, not only do his brothers and sister believe, but we do too.
Throughout these lessons we will be learning how to use conjunctions and adverbs, use imagery to describe and how to sequence a story using paragraphs.
In Maths, we will be focusing on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
'Once you learn to read, you will be forever free'
Reading is at the heart of the our curriculum, we want every child to discover the joy of reading for pleasure.
We expect every child to read at home at least 4 times per week, this does not have to be a school reading book it can be anything that your child enjoys reading.
We also want to promote a love of reading by encouraging parents to read to their children. Cosy up and enjoy a book together!
In our class reading sessions, we will be reading a book called 'Fossil Girl' by Catherine Brighton
Blurb: The true story of 10-year-old Mary Anning who, nearly 200 years ago, discovered the first complete fossil of an Ichthyosaurus, or fish lizard, now in the Natural History Museum. Single-minded Mary wants to find a really special fossil for her father's shop, and when she sees a huge eye staring out of the cliff face she resolves to bring the creature down, whatever the risk.
During our reading lessons we will continue to develop our VIPERS skills. Remember that VIPERS stands for vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and summarising.
In Science lessons, we will be learning all about Rocks and soils:
We will be:
*Comparing and grouping together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties.
*Describing in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock.
*Recognising that soils are made from rocks and organic matter
Homework will be given out on a Wednesday and is expected to be handed in on the following Tuesday.
There will be a piece of maths homework and a spelling task.
There will also be learning log task based on our topic to complete every 3 or 4 weeks.
In addition to this, we expect children to complete tasks on Times table rockstars and also read at least 4x per week.
Children are expected to be able to read and spell common exception words, there is a set for years 3&4. The list is attached at the bottom of this page.
In PE this half-term, we will be taking part in Invasion games on a Wednesday and Fitness on a Friday.
The children should come to school at the beginning of the week with their PE kit in a small, drawstring bag, which is to be kept in school until Friday when we will send them home for washing. In Key Stage 2, it is an expectation that the children get themselves ready for PE.
Children will usually wear their white shorts and navy PE t-shirt for PE but, while the cooler weather is approaching, they can instead wear tracksuit bottoms or leggings with their PE t-shirt and school sweatshirt or cardigan if they wish to. It is a good idea to have both options in the PE bag - please make sure that you show your children the different items that are in there or even get them to pack it with you!
Please ensure all items are labelled with your child's name.
Your child will need a coat in school at all times as we will be doing as much as we can outside.
No bags, apart from lunch bags, book bags and PE bags, are needed in school.
Please make sure that all items of clothing, including PE kits, shoes, and coats, have the children's names on the labels. The children may be able to identify their belongings at home, but it is surprising how difficult they find it when they haven't worn something for a while and it looks so similar to everyone else’s!
Please remember that children need a full water bottle every day and we will send them home every night for a wash and refill.
Things to Do at Home
Practise your times tables and test your recall of multiplication facts against the clock.
Play exciting maths game such as 'Push the Button'
Listen to stories and read along
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