The focus of maths for Year 3/4 has been on multiplication methods, with grid method and formal method being our personal favourites. Our times tables recall has been put to the test this week but our hardwork on TTRockstars has helped all children greatly.
During English we have been writing our own playscripts which we will look to practice and perform next week hopefully. Our grammar focus was on modal verbs and children were great at identifying these and using these to make their own sentences show how likely something is to happen.
A big well done to all children for their performance in the talent show as well. They put in so much hardwork to remember all of their lines and have the courage to get up on stage in front of a big audience. All children should be incredibly proud of the performance and to have handled such a topic in such a mature and respectful manner. A lovely tribute to all those that we lost.
Half-termly Overview Spring 2 2018
We’re well in to Year 3/4 now and we will soon be moving towards Easter and shortly after – the end of year assessments. There is a lot to cover prior to then so it is important to continue with the same hardwork I have seen all year from the children.
As always, if you have any questions please feel free to pop in and see myself at 08:30 or at home time. You can also contact me via an email to school or leave a message for me to phone you at a time which is convenient.
A few friendly reminders…
For those children on the stage readers, I would like to continue to push them on as far as possible this year. This will ensure they are in the best possible position to meet the demands of year 4/5. As a general rule children should aim to read at least 2 books per week (1 if they are on the thicker books from the later stages). Times tables are of equal importance and I have suggested to the children they should be doing 10 minutes practice each day.
P.E. will be on Monday and Friday this year so please ensure children have their kits in school on these days. For P.E. children need to bring both indoor and outdoor kit and must have trainers and pumps.
Early morning work begins at 08:30 each day and is mainly spent working on SPaG or calculation work. Some children might be given specific work if there is a particular requirement or to go over a previous days work. I therefore feel it is beneficial if you are able to get the children here by this time.
Weekly homework resumes this week (spellings, mathematics and English). Homework will be set on Friday to be handed in the following Thursday.
English – Recounts and non-chronological reports, fairy stories and play scripts and poems to perform.
Maths – Measurement, addition and subtraction, statistics, multiplication and division, decimals and perimeter and area.
In the afternoon sessions:
Topic/Art/DT – Geography (Rainforests) – Where are the rainforests? – The rainforest climate – Layers of the rainforest – Life in the rainforest – The Amazon – Protecting the rainforest.
Science – Sound
Computing – Word processing
PE – Basketball
Spanish- Animals, fruit and food.
We would welcome any resources you may have at home that you feel could enhance your child’s learning in any part of the curriculum that we are studying. This may be in the form of information books, guidebooks and leaflets collected on visits to places of interest that you have made with your family. Even better, if you feel that any experiences of your own are relevant to the curriculum, it would be wonderful if you could come and share them with the class.