Welcome to Year 3/4!
Our teacher is Miss Webb and our teaching assistant is Mrs Weston. We are all enjoying getting to know each other and settling in to our new routine. Each morning begins with a maths and English lesson. In year 3 & 4 we are becoming confident and fluent readers and writers as well as learning key mathematical skills such as calculation methods and times tables. In the afternoon we enjoy Religious education, PE, learning about our topic and much more! This year we will be learning about lots of interesting things including:
Religious Education: Advent. Our theme is loving and our topic is visitors. We will be thinking about the joys and demands of visitors and learning about the visitors in some of the bible stories around Jesus' birth.
Maths: We will be learning about number including place value and calculation strategies. We will also cover properties of 2D and 3D shapes and explore bar charts and pictograms. Year 3 children will learn to count in multiples of 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 50 and 100. Year 4 children will learn to count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000.
English: We are currently reading Aesop's fables and producing our own writing. We will also be writing instruction and explanation texts and produce poems containing lots of imagery later on this term.
Science: Forces and magnets. We will be having lots of fun investigating magnets. In the second half of the term, we will cover animals including humans. We will learn about the importance of exercise and nutrition and examine skeletons and muscles.
History: How Britain changed from the Stone age to the Iron age and how this compares with today.
Computing: Coding and debugging our own computer programs.
PE: We are learning to follow rules and work together by playing lots of games whilst keeping fit and healthy.
Art and Design: Mrs Scott is teaching us about Henri Matisse.
PE for the Autumn term will take place on Thursday and Friday. Please send children to school in PE kits on these days.
Homework will usually be given out on Friday and is due in the following Tuesday.
Spelling tests take place on Tuesday morning.
Your child has been issued with a school reading book. Please try to read with your child for a short time each night.
Children can bring in a water bottle to keep in class so that they can drink through the day.
Children can bring a small individual snack for morning and/or afternoon break if you wish.