Years 3 & 4

Summer 2017

Teacher: Mrs Louise Spencer & Mrs Rachel Butler

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Bailey, Mrs Jane, Miss East,

Mrs Hornbuckle & intervention support from Mrs Scoffield and Mrs Blake  

The School Day:

Morning:          9.00 – 12.30

Break:           10.50 – 11.05 

Assembly:         11.05 – 11.20 

Lunchtime:        12.30 – 1.35

Afternoon:         1.35 – 3.25

Areas of work for this term

In English we will be basing our writing on Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl. The children will explore the different poems and use them as a basis for writing their own poetry, narratives and non-narratives. Later in the term we will be studying ‘Myths and Legends’. Grammar, spelling and punctuation will remain a strong focus throughout and the children will have plenty of opportunities to practice and develop these skills. Also there will be a strong emphasis on the Year 3/4 tricky word list, homophones, prefixes and suffixes.

In Maths we will be starting to learn more about time and measures. These will be our key topics however we will continue to practise general written calculations to keep children fluent and confident. Later in the term, we will be looking at shape and statistics.

Our main theme for the term is ‘Crime and Punishment’ however we will cover each foundation subject separately to ensure children develop key skills in each area. 

 

Science

Living in environments – The children will examine different habitats, the creatures that live in them and their relevant adaptations.

Changing sounds– The children will explore how different sounds are created and will focus on what vibrations are through a series of scientific investigations.

Geography

The United Kingdom – The children will continue to develop their map to discover more about the UK’s rivers, cities, towns, counties, hills and coasts.

History

Crime and punishment– The children will study crime and punishment in the Roman, Viking, Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, Victorian periods and compare them to the crime and punishment of today.

Art

Andy Warhol– The children will find out who Andy Warhol was, have a go at trying some of the techniques he used and recreate some of his most famous work.

Design Technology

Sandwiches Snacks – The children will plan, make and evaluate their own healthy sandwich snack. They will explore what makes a healthy snack and taste test a variety of ingredients that they could use.

 

Homework

Homework will be given out in a book on a Wednesday. It must be returned to school by the following Tuesday. This allows us time to sort out for the following day, so we would be really grateful if you could help your child to remember to bring it in.

Each week the book will normally (not always!) include the following:

  • An English activity (e.g. worksheet, reading comprehension or short piece of writing)
  • A Maths activity (this may be a practical activity, a worksheet or something to practise)
  • A spelling activity based on our spelling rule for the week

Reading

Children should be reading regularly to an adult and recording this in their reading diary. They should ensure that their reading diary is signed by you or another adult at least once a week; so that we know they are remembering to bring books home and practice. We will check diaries are signed every Friday.

Clothing and Belongings

Cloakroom space is extremely limited so please ensure your child does not bring more to school than is necessary. The only items children need to be bringing on a daily basis are reading books and diary, water bottle / snack (if desired, fruit is available everyday) and packed lunch (if needed). Children do not need to bring toys to school.

PE Kit

Children should have their PE kit in school at all times. If possible please ensure this is contained in a small drawstring bag (again saving on cloakroom space). For PE, children need to ensure they have uniform in-line with the new uniform policy and it must be labelled.

Thank you for your support. If you ever have any queries, please feel free to ask.

 English: Spelling Word list – Years 3 and 4

accident(ally)

actual(ly)

address

answer

appear

arrive

believe

bicycle

breath

breathe

build

busy/business

calendar

caught

centre

century

certain

circle

complete

consider

continue

decide

describe

different

difficult

disappear

early

earth

eight/eighth

enough

exercise

experience

experiment

extreme

famous

favourite

February

forward(s)

fruit

grammar

group

guard

guide

heard

heart

height

history

imagine

increase

important

interest

island

knowledge

learn

length

library

material

medicine

mention

minute

natural

naughty

notice

occasion(ally)

often

opposite

ordinary

particular

peculiar

perhaps

popular

position

possess(ion)

possible

potatoes

pressure

probably

promise

purpose

quarter

question

recent

regular

reign

remember

sentence

separate

special

straight

strange

strength

suppose

surprise

therefore

though/although

thought

through

various

weight

woman/women