Welcome to Year 3/4
Mrs Edmonds, Mr Bagley,    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.

Spring Term 2

Throughout Term 4 we will be looking at where our food comes from as our topic. We will find out about how food is produced in different climates as well as learning how land is used in the United Kingdom to produce food.

 

In English we are going to start the term by using the Dragon Slayer where we’ll be exploring and comparing legends before writing our very own legends ourselves. 

 

In Science we are learning the differences between solids, liquids and gases where we will work collaboratively and scientifically to investigate and carry out experiments. We will also be exploring how water changes state from liquid to solids and all about the water cycle.

 

In ICT we will be exploring animations by discussing what they are, how they are made and exploring ‘stop motion’.

 

In Art we are going to be focusing on European Art and artists whilst creating drawings, abstract artwork, and lots more exciting pieces.

In French we will be learning French words for a variety of fruits.

 

Swimming will be on a Thursday morning. 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.

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.

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