Welcome to Year 3 and 4 2017- 2018.
Year 3/4 Team: Miss Thomas, Mr Tennant, Mrs Naughton, Mrs Mackinnon,
Mr Templar, Mrs Flanagan and Mrs Wilkinson.
Lama Class -taught by Mrs Naughton and Mrs Riddell
Bolt Class – taught by Mr Tennant
Glennie Class – taught by Miss Thomas
We certainly have a ‘Spring’ in our step this term! The Year 3/4 Team have been busy planning and preparing lots of amazing learning opportunities that allow the children to work independently and within small groups. Links have been made across the curriculum to ensure maximum learning is happening all the way through the term and we look forward to sharing these with you.
Our classes are made up of children in both Year 3 and Year 4. We stay with our classes for all subjects, apart from Maths.
Topic: Our main topic is The Tudors. We will learn about life for rich and poor people in Tudor times. We will also spend some time learning about henry VIII and his 6 wives, part of this study will include creating portraits of the infamous Royal family. Our science work will be based on living things and their habitats. We will learn about different ways of classifying animals and why they make their homes in certain places. We will use our DT skills to create a bug hotel, using our insect habitat knowledge.
English Focus: Our genre focus this term will be instructional writing, play scripts and narrative. These will all be linked into our Tudor studies. We will spend some time investigating the work of William Shakespeare and will learn why his stories have stood the test of time. We will continue to develop our understanding of sentences structures and the many spelling rules of the English language!
Maths Focus: This term we will be developing our written strategies for multiplication and division. We will learn how to apply these calculation skills to real life problems. We will then learn about fractions and decimals. We will continue to learn and practice our multiplication facts in order to gain a PB each week in out Beat That tests.
Things to help at home:
· Read every night
· Practise ‘Learn its’
· Practise spelling rules.
· Help your child to learn to tell the time on both digital and analogue clocks
· Homework is due in on Thursdays every week – we spend a great deal of time designing tasks that either consolidate your child’s learning or prepare them for an upcoming activity – please encourage your child to complete their homework to a high standard and hand it on time.
· Ensure your child knows which day they need PE kit and homework on and encourage them to organise these themselves.