Years 3 & 4

Summer 2018

Teacher: Mrs Jayne Cooper

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Gammon, Mrs Scoffield & Mrs Stapleton 

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 writing explanation texts and short stories. The children will explore the different poems and use them as a basis for writing their own poetry. Grammar, spelling and punctuation will remain a strong focus throughout and the children will have plenty of opportunities to practise and develop these skills.

In Maths will continue to work on fractions. We will be starting to learn more about time, measures, shape, mass, capacity, position and direction.

 

Science

 

Eating and digestion

The children will be learning about what humans and animals eat and how food is digested.

Living in environments

The children will identify a variety of different habitats, group organisms, identify plants and animals and explore the human impact on the environment.

Geography

The USA

The children will continue to develop their map skills to find out about the geography of the USA.

History

Roman Britain

We will be learning about the Roman invasion of Britain. This will also be this term’s My Style homework.

Art/DT

William Morris

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

Music

We will play and compose our own singing games.

 

RE

 

 

We will be learning about why people pray and finding out what Christians learn from the creation story.

 

Homework

Homework will be given out in a book on a Wednesday. It must be returned to school by the following Monday. 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 practise. 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