Year 3/4

 Weekly overview

In literacy this week, the class have researched, written and redrafted their own information texts about a chosen topic related to Ancient Egypt. These ranged from pieces written about Egyptian gods, to the exciting topic of cats in Ancient Egypt. We continued to use techniques to organise our writing, such as paragraphs, titles and subheadings.

In maths, Year 3 have been looking at a variety of 2D shapes, and described their properties using mathematical language. They have also started to learn about symmetry, by folding paper and cutting out shapes to create desired patterns. Year 4 have continued to practice their mental and written addition, and performed incredibly well on their end of unit tests. They were able to estimate, calculate and check their answers, using a variety of methods.

Half-termly Overview Spring 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

Curriculum

English – Non fiction: Information texts, Fiction: Play script, Poetry: Haikus

Maths – Year 3 – Revision of time, Place value, Addition and subtraction of money, Geometry (2D polygons), Multiplication (2x, 4x, 8x), Fractions, Measurement (length).
Year 4 -Revision of time, Geometry (Angles), Multiplying by 50 and 100, Fractions, Measurement (length), Addition and subtraction of 4-digit numbers.

In the afternoon sessions:

Topic – Ancient Egypt and Geography of the United Kingdom

Science – Forces and Magnets

Computing – Creating content on word, including developing our typing skills.

PE – Gymnastics

Spanish- Continuing our conversational greetings. Classroom instructions and objects.

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