Year Three/Four

Teacher

Mr Tooth
Mr Tooth

Welcome to Year 3-4!


Religious Education

‘Learning and Growing as the People of God’

RE is taught separately for the Year 3 and Year 4 children. For Year 3 each topic will link to the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. These children will begin by looking at 'Belonging'. The Year 4 children will start by looking at the Creation story in the Bible.   

The units of work this term are:

·      Belonging

·       Reconciliation

    Advent

 

Guided Reading

Guided Reading starts at 9.00am and it is delivered on a 6-day rota basis.  The children have the opportunity to learn through computing, independent activities based on their guided reading book and through guided reading sessions supported by an adult.

 

Maths and English

Maths and English are taught daily and are linked with other curriculum subjects whenever possible. We are also including weekly sessions on spellings and grammar.

English: the children will study a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts, taken from both the year 3 and 4 curriculum.

This term we will be focusing on:

Roald Dahl and Traditional Tales 

Maths: the children will study maths through

·        Number and Place Value

·        Addition and Subtraction

·        Multiplication and Division

·        Shape, Data and Measure

·        Fractions and Decimals

·        Mixed Operations

 

Computing

Computing is taught through a variety of curriculum subjects as well as whole lessons using the new set of 30 laptops.  We have 4 laptops and 5 I-pads which are always accessible to the children.

 

Science

Science is taught separately for each year group .  

The areas covered will be:

·        Animals including humans

·        Digestive system

·        Teeth

·        Food chains

And

·        Plants

·        Structure of a plant

·        Life cycle of a plant

·        How water travels in plants

·        The role of flowers

Physical Education

PE is a very important part of the curriculum and all children are expected to take part in lessons.  Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school at all times.  Children must not wear any form of jewellery or watches during PE lessons.  Long hair must be tied back to ensure your child’s safety. Our current PE sessions are Thursday and Friday.

 

Topic

History, geography, art and design and technology are taught through the topics. 

This term our topics are

·        Year 3 Stone – Bronze – Iron Age, we all also be looking at the change in settlements over time in Britain

 Year 4 The Romans and their settlement in Britain.

Homework

Please find time to read with your child every day, there will be weekly medals for reading as long as your child diary is signed! Please feel free to read the school reading books or your own books. Reading is very important

 

Helpful Hints for Homework!

 

Your child will receive homework each Friday.

 

Homework needs to be returned by the following Thursday.

 

Spellings – children need to learn their spellings, one suggestion is writing them out until they have been learnt, the spellings will follow the weeks pattern and will also be practiced in school.  A test will be given on Tuesd.

 

Children need to use the 10 words from the spelling list and write 10 complex sentences in their books.

 

Maths – this will be based on the work taught that week.  All children need to practice and learn their times tables.

 

All homework must be completed and handed in on time.

 

Assemblies

Each day the children have the opportunity to gather together to pray, listen, learn, take part and celebrate with each other.

Monday – Key stage 1 and 2 Gospel Assembly

Tuesday – assembly led by a teaching member of staff

Wednesday – hymn practice

Thursday – Mass

Friday – Success Assembly (In class at 2.45)

 

A special assembly is held at the end of each term to celebrate children’s progress and attendance. Parents are welcome to attend these.

 

Keep a lookout for the best class work appearing below.

 

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