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Welcome to Year 3 and 4

Year 3/4 is taught by Mr Wilson, Mrs Tong, Miss Brown, Miss Norden and Miss Potton.

They are assisted by Mrs King, Mrs Fox, Mrs Fawcett and Miss Hewson.

Topics

Our main topics during the 2017/18 academic year will be; Our Community, Invasions! (Vikings), That Magnetic Pull, Blooming Wonderful World, Shining Bright, Standing up/ Falling down and Faith founders.

English

Our English sessions have a SPaG focus this year and will follow the principle of teach, practise, apply. The aim of which is to develop your child’s understanding and knowledge of the spellings, punctuation and grammar which they are expected to know by the end of Lower Key Stage 2.

We will be learning how to use these skills to develop our sentences to improve our writing, write in paragraphs, use comas and inverted commas appropriately, and use a range of writing styles independently.

Sessions will take place daily; in mixed registration groups.

 

Maths

In Year 3/4 Maths we will learn all of our times table facts, learn how to set out formal written methods for the four operations and learn how to read, write and work with fractions. We will complete challenges daily. These challenges will allow us to practice skills, apply skills to a range of situations and use skills to reason.

Over year we will also cover a range of mental maths skills which will aid our written maths.

Sessions will take place in Year groups

Reading

Each child will have a reading book and a scheme book this year in Year 3/4. It is expected that they bring this book home daily and that they are heard read at least 3 times a week. Please take time to talk to your child about the book they are reading; discussing what has happened; what the main characters a like and what they think is going to happen next. Keep eyes open for a range of reading challenges that will be happening throughout the year.

Guided reading sessions will take place daily from 9:00am-9:45am. Please make sure you child arrives promptly each morning so they are able to full participate in these sessions.

During guided reading sessions, we will be looking at developing our skills or retrieval, inference, deductions and understanding of author’s intent.

PE

Please make sure that your child has black shorts and a white T-shirt to wear for P.E. lessons.

Children should bring their kit on a Monday and take it home the following Friday.  PE kit should be in a bag that will hang on their peg under their coat. Please ensure all items are labelled with your child’s name and class.

Visits

During the Autumn term Y3+4 will be carrying our several visits into the local community to look at places of worship, landuse and changes that have and are currently taking place. During our Invasions! topic, we hope to be visited by a real life Viking warrior.

Uniform and Jewellery

Children should wear a white or yellow polo shirt with a green jumper and black or grey skirt or  trousers. Black shoes should be worn, not trainers or boots of any sort. Please ensure that your child does not wear jewellery.  Long hair MUST be tied back throughout the day. Nail polish and make-up are not allowed. Headscarves or coverings may be worn for religious purposes, but they must be a plain school colour (black, white, grey, yellow or green).

Home Learning

The blue home learning book will be sent home every Friday. Please ensure your child returns their book by Wednesday of the following week, when each class will be choosing their homework champions. Please do encourage children to do their best work, and feel free to give advice too!

Accompanying the home learning books will be a spiral bound book of key words, tables, calculation methods, and key spellings to support your child's learning.

Additional Information

Water bottles should be taken home for washing daily. Children should not bring electronic/valuable items such as tablets, Smartphones or hand held games consoles into school for Golden Time. Please ensure your child comes to school on time every day. Attendance certificates will be given out for each half term. Classes  that beat their attendance target will be rewarded with a party.

For information about the curriculum, please visit the curriculum page.

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