Year 3/4

 Weekly overview

This week in literacy, Year 3 and Year 4 have been learning all about persuasive writing. Together, we have read a hotel advert and picked our some of it’s most persuasive features. The children have also began to write their own persuasive adverts, by writing to encourage people to attend the school’s Spring Fair.

This week in maths, Year 3 have continued to consolidate their understanding of fractions, by learning about equivalent fractions, and how to find a fraction of an amount. Class discussions have shown a huge improvement in their understanding of fractions over the week, which I am very proud of. Year 4 have been using their understanding of capacity and decimals to convert between millilitres and litres, and have also been undergoing some arithmetic and reasoning tests in preparation for their assessments next week.

Half-termly Overview Summer 1 2019

Homework will be given out every Friday, and is due in on the following Thursday. This half-term, the children will be completing a project over the coming 6 weeks. An overview of the research tasks will be given out on the first Friday. Children will still be expected to complete a numeracy task, a spelling task, and a literacy task. Children have been reminded that this work can be completed independently, however if they have any issues they are to see me before the Thursday hand in.

It is recommended that children read for a minimum of 15 minutes daily, which can be written in to your child’s reading record. Reading regularly can not only improve word recognition and fluency, but can also assist children in their writing during class. Therefore, children will be expected to read at least 2 stage books per week (1 if they are on the thicker books from later stages). Times tables are of equal importance, and I have encouraged the class to practise these for 10 minutes every day.

P.E. will be on Monday and Thursday 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 will be spent on tasks that the children have needed further support with. This could be arithmetic or grammar related. Therefore, I would encourage the children getting in to school on time, to ensure they do not miss any learning.

If you have any questions, please feel free to see me at 8:30 or at home time. Alternatively, you can contact me via an email to school.

Thank you

Miss O’Donnell


English – Reading Michael Morpurgo’s The Fox and the Ghost King as a stimulus for our writing tasks. Writing persuasive adverts.

Maths – Year 3 – multiplication using written methods, dividing using written methods, capacity, types of lines.
Year 4 -Multiplying using written methods, dividing using written methods, capacity.

In the afternoon sessions:

Topic – British royalty over the centuries.

Science – Plants.

Computing – Using the internet safely.

PE – Rounders

Spanish- Continuing our conversational greetings, with a focus on written conversations.

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.

Thank you,

Miss O’Donnell