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Welcome to Year 3 and 4

Year 3/4 is taught by Mr Wilson, Mr Humphrey, Miss Brown, Mrs Porter, Mrs Slater and Mrs Potton.

They are assisted by Mrs Kaur, Mrs Parker, Mrs Fawcett and Miss Begum.

Classes

We have five classes in our wing:
Rabbit - Mr Wilson and Miss Potton
Badger – Miss Brown
Mouse – Mrs Porter and Mrs Martin
Squirrel – Mrs Slater
Hedgehog – Mr Humphrey

 

Topics

Our main topics during the 2020/21 academic year are; St Lucia, The Stone, Bronze and Iron Age, Forces and Magnets, The Romans, Computer programming using ‘Scratch’, The digestive system, Mountains and rivers around the world.

English

Our English sessions have a SPaG focus this year and follow the principle of teach, practise, apply. This develops your child’s understanding and knowledge of the spellings, punctuation and grammar which they are expected to know by the end of year 2.

We are 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 take place daily; in mixed registration groups.

 

Maths

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

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

 

Reading

Each child has a reading book and a scheme book this year in Year 3/4. Although your child will not be bringing a reading book home from school, we do still encourage you to listen to your child read as often as you can. Please take time to talk to your child about the book they are reading; discussing what has happened; what the main characters are like and what they think is going to happen next. Keep your eyes open for a range of reading challenges that are happening throughout the year.
Guided reading sessions take place daily. Please make sure your child arrives promptly each morning so they are able to fully participate in these sessions.

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

 

PE

Your child will have two P.E sessions a week. Where possible, these sessions will take place outside. If the weather doesn’t allow this, P.E sessions will take place in the large hall. Please bear this in mind when sending your child’s PE into school. Make sure they have the correct kit and footwear.

Home Learning

Home learning this year will be set and completed through DB primary. This is to limit the amount of items children are needing to bring into school from home. Homework tasks will be set on a Friday and will need to be completed by the following Wednesday. Feedback and rewards will be given on the DB platform. 

Uniform and Jewellery

Children should wear a white or yellow polo shirt with a green jumper or cardigan 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 including earings which should not be worn to school.  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) and must be removed for PE.

Additional Information

Water bottles should be taken home for washing daily. Children are no longer able to bring in items for use during golden time. There is no need for your child to bring in any stationary as school will provide all required resources. Please make sure P.E kits are brought in at the start of the week and are brought home on a Friday for washing. Earrings are not permitted in school as they are not part of our uniform.

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

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