Class 3 - Year 3 & 4
Teachers – Mrs Jones - Year 3 am/ Year 3/4 Wednesday pm
Mr Harris - Year 4 English/ Year 3/4 afternoons
Mrs Generalovic - Year 4 Maths
Teaching Assistants – Mrs Generalovic & Mrs Cole
Welcome back from the Christmas break. We have many exciting learning opportunities planned for this term, detailed below.
Please aim to listen to your child read daily, as well as working on Lexia and TTRS. Log ins are inside the children's Reading Diaries - please let us know if you are having difficulty logging on.
This first half Term we will be reading Winter's Child by Angela McAllister to inspire Fantasy story writing along with postcards, letters and dialogue. We will then follow with Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit to link with our Roman history work, producing news reports, letters and diary entries. Our whole class reading text is The Firework Maker's Daughter by Phillip Pullman followed by The Poet's Dog by Patricia MacLachlan. These inspiring texts will help pupils develop their inference skills and highlight precise language choices made by the author.
Our main focus will be addition, subtraction and multiplication, along with work on fractions and statistics. Tables Y3 pupils will be focusing on x3 x4 x8 tables facts, with Y4 pupils consolidating all facts, in readiness for their Year 4 Multiplication Check later in the year. Please continue to practise TTRS at home as this is an invaluable learning tool.
We will be learning, and investigating through practical tasks, Rocks, Fossils and Soils, then Light and Shadows after ½ term.
History and Geography
Our focus will be The Roman Invasion of Britain: the invasion; life in the army; the rebellion of Boudicca and the legacy of the Romans in Britain. To enhance this topic, we will visit Caerleon Roman museum, baths, and amphitheatre.
In Geography will consider the question “Why are Rainforests important to us?
PE will be on Tuesday – netball then gym, and Thursday – swimming.
In DT, we will be looking at Eating Seasonally to cover cooking and nutrition, whilst in Art we will be experimenting with abstract 3D shape and space! Music will see us Painting with Sound, and we will be developing our typing and email skills in Computing.
In RE, we will be focusing on the question Why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’? PSHE will focus on Dreams and Goals, and Healthy Me this term, alongside our school values of Understanding and Honesty.