Welcome to Year 3/4!
Year 3/4- Mrs Beal
Our teaching assistants are Mrs Richardson and Miss Smith
What to expect from the new Spring term.
This term we have some really exciting topics and we cannot wait to get started!
Science: Sound & teeth and digestion
History: The Victorians
Geography: The British Isles
Art & Design Technology: Clay- Victorian coins, William Morris, Victorian toys-zoetropes
PE: Netball, Dance and Rugby
Keep checking back at our class page for updates of your child's work and photos!
Reading is an essential part of learning and children are expected to read with you at home at least 3 times per week. If your child has read 3 times that week, they will move along in our Roman themed chariot reading race. Once they reach the finish line they will receive a prize!
Homework is given in the form of topic related activities, which motivate and inspire your child to be creative in their own learning out of school. Tasks are outlined on the termly newsletter and the children are expected to complete and hand in a piece of homework every two weeks. Extra homework reinforcing maths or literacy will be given as necessary too.
Spellings and times tables will be given out on Friday and tested the following Friday. Spellings will combine words from both the Year 3 and Year 4 curriculum and follow spelling patterns to make learning them easier for your child.
PE days are Monday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor). We advise that PE kits come into school on a Monday and they will be sent home on a Friday. Please ensure appropriate indoor and outdoor kit is in school.
Remember to use Espresso at home.
Your login details can be found in the front of your reading diary.
What is Espresso?
Espresso is the UK's leading educational digital content company. It is available for parents and children to use at home. The aim is to transform learning at home by providing high-quality educational resources. Espresso Primary is easy to use and is supportive in every area of the year 4 curriculum. I would particularly use it, at home, to practise times tables and extend topic learning. It can be very useful when your child is doing their homework too, so get exploring!
Here is a little video that has been put together to show you some of the work year 3/4 have been up to and to showcase our classroom environment. Please take a look!
Design Technology with Mrs Stephenson
The children have really enjoyed getting stuck into their new Roman catapults project. Take a look at what they have done so far!
Making our Roman Shields
The children have really enjoyed making their own Roman shields in our art lessons.
We will be making our own mosaics soon so keep checking here for updates!
To celebrate Harvest in Year 3/4 we have been sewing and making mosaics of popular harvest symbols like pumpkins and leaves.
The children have enjoyed exploring making circuits and investigating which materials are conductors of electricity and which materials are insulators.
We have already started our exciting new history topic-The Victorians.
The children have researched lots of facts about the Victorian Era!
We have also made our own Victorian profile portraits, which the children found really interesting and exciting to do.