Years 3 & 4

Welcome to Class 3 and the Autumn Term 2019

Teacher: Mrs Louise Pearson

Class Cover:  Mrs Hornbuckle every Friday

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

The School Day:

Morning:       9.00 – 12.30(Break time 10.55 – 11.05 Assembly 9.10 – 9.30)

Lunchtime:   12.30 – 1.35

Afternoon:    1.35 – 3.25


ENGLISH

Back to basics! During the majority of the first half term, we will be recapping on what the children already know and ensuring it is embedded in their written work. 

We will be using a range of different texts over the course of the autumn term. This will begin with poetry where we will focus on sentence structure and the use of language to improve what we write. We will then spend several weeks using the text ‘Stone –age boy’ and this will form the basis for different styles of writing such as non-fiction writing.  Our whole class reading books will be ‘My Brother’s Famous Bottom’ and ‘Stig of the Dump’.

After the half term will we focus on short story writing and will be using a story written by Pie Corbett which will help structure the children’s writing.

MATHS

Topics covered this term will be as follows

Year 3 –

Place value – hundred, tens and ones and counting in 50’s

Number lines up to 1000

Finding 10 and 100 more/less than

Comparing 3 digit numbers

Addition and subtraction using 2 and 3 digit numbers

Year 4

Place value – thousands, hundreds, tens and ones and counting in 25’s.

Roman numerals

Number lines up to 10,000

Finding 1000 more/less than

Rounding

Comparing 4 digit numbers

Negative numbers

Addition and subtraction using 3 and 4 digit numbers  

HOMEWORK

Each week the children will be given homework to complete as independently as possible. This will consist of 2 set pieces. One piece of will focus on maths, supporting our learning in class and the second piece will be practising spelling rules. Once again this will support work carried out in the class.

As well as this, they will be EXPECTED to use both Spelling Shed and Times Table Rock Stars regularly and I will be monitoring their efforts, rewarding effort as usual.

Homework will be given out on Monday and will need to be handed in on a Friday.  If homework is not returned on a Friday, it will not be marked until the following week.

READING

All of the children in class 3 will be given a school reading diary this year. 

As a school, we would ask that your child reads to you at least 3 times over the course of a week and that you record this in their school reading diary.  As with last year, if their reading is recorded in their diary, they will receive a raffle ticket that will be entered in our termly reading raffle.

It is REALLY important that as parents/guardians, you continue to read TO your children.  This not only helps build the foundations for a life-long love of reading but also allows the children to develop their wider vocabulary which in turn supports and improves their writing.  It also gives you and them the opportunity to ask questions about what they hear.  They may surprise you with their understanding!  Reading is not just about reading the print.

I will be reading to the whole class during the week and they will be able to access our class reading corner daily.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Our PE sessions will be on a Monday’s and Thursday’s but it is helpful if PE kits are kept in school all week.  Just a reminder that EVERYTHING should be clearly labelled and in a suitable bag.  Hair should always be tided back and NO jewellery can be worn for PE.

The children will need shin pads every Monday starting on Monday 9th September as we are starting with football skills

The children are responsible for their own belongings.

Please click on the link to access the Key Stage 2 curriculum overview: Key Stage 2 Curriculum Autumn Term 19