Welcome to Year 3/4
Mrs Edmonds, Miss Webster and Mrs Batchelor

Welcome to the Year 3 and 4 section of the website. We hope you will enjoy using this page to keep up to date with what we are doing in school and seeing some examples of our work throughout the year.

AutumnTerm 2

Our new topic for the Autumn term is the Romans. We will be looking at the impact the Roman Empire had on life in Britain, as well as the spread of the Roman Empire, the invasion of Britain and the eventual conquest.

 

In English we are going to be doing lots of reading and writing linked to the Romans. We will begin with studying the Escape from Pompeii, creating sensory descriptions, using powerful vocabulary, performing role-play and writing our own stories.  Once we have finished Escape from Pompeii we’re going to be doing some Roman research and instructional writing, performance poetry and finally just before Christmas, reading and studying the Christmasaurus. 

In Science we will be learning all about Sound and how sound is caused by vibrations, as well as how sound travels and how sound can change pitch and loudness. We will be doing lots of practical activities and experiments to help us.

Our History topic this term is the Romans. We will be finding out all about the Roman Empire and it’s impact on life in Britain, as well as exploring the building of Roman roads and baths, Boudicca and Hadrian’s Wall. Our trip to the Corinium Museum will be a great way for us to learn all about the Romans too!

In ICT we will be using Logo to learn and input different instructions that will enable us to create our own patterns and shapes. 

In Art we will be creating mosaics. We are going to explore the key features of a mosaic, discuss how they are designed and made and create our own Roman mosaics.

In French we will be learning how to say key facts and names of key people involved in the Roman Empire. We will also learn the days of the week in French and understand how these are related to Roman Gods and Goddesses. 

 

Swimming will be on a Thursday morning starting on the 7th November. Any parent help for walking to and from the pool is always very much appreciated!

For extra information, please have a look at our curriculum map.

Our topic for the first part of this term is the Ancient Egyptians. We will be looking at how and where the Ancient Egyptians lived and what was significant to them, as well as looking at who Tutankhamun was and why artefacts are so important for discovering information about the Ancient Egyptians.

In English we are going to be doing lots of reading and writing linked to the Egyptians. In our first unit we will be reading The Egyptian Cinderella where we will be exploring characters and comparing this Egyptian version of Cinderella to the traditional tale of Cinderella.

In Science we will be looking at the bodies of animals and humans and the importance of the right type and amount of nutrients. We will be learning about the different food groups and the functions of skeletons and muscles in the body.

Our History topic is the Ancient Egyptians. We will be finding out why artefacts are so important and what Ancient Egyptian life was like.

In ICT we will be improving our computer programming skills, including writing our own algorithms and then also debugging them.

In Art we will be drawing with different media, including pencil, pen and charcoal, as well as moulding clay to create some Egyptian themed pieces. We will have the opportunity to explore the work of some great artists such as David Hockney and Man Ray.

Swimming will be on a Thursday morning starting on the 19th September and any parent help for walking to and from the pool is always very much appreciated.

For extra information, please have a look at our curriculum map.

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Homework

In Year 3 and 4, homework is set on a Friday to  be handed in the following Wednesday. Tasks will usually include one piece of Maths (set by your child's group teacher), one piece of English (plus spellings) and of course Home Reading. 

Completing homework is an important way of practicing new skills and consolidating new learning and we would like your help in ensuring that children complete the work set. Homework Club is available for children who struggle to get their work done at home.

Parent Help Please

We would be very grateful if anyone has any time to spare to come in and help us in school. Whether you can spare us an hour or two every week, or just every now and then, we would really appreciate your help with things like hearing readers, helping with DT projects and walking to/from swimming.

If you think you might be able to help, please let us know! 

Year 4 Times Tables Check

If you would like your child to do some extra times table practise before their times table check in June next year, here are some links to some good online resources:

https://www.theschoolrun.com/new-primary-school-times-tables-tests-explained

Really detailed explanation about the check and ways you can help your child at home

https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/

This is an online simulation of the test – 25 questions with 6 seconds to answer each one. 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Another online test version

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

https://www.mathsisfun.com/timestable.html

Practise activities for each of the tables

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Game for random recall of times table facts

If you have any questions, please come and see us.

CONTACT US

Westlea Primary School

Langstone Way

Swindon

SN5 7BT 

​Tel: 01793 870469 ​

Fax: 01793 882992  

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