Year 3/4

 Weekly overview

This week in English, Year 3 and 4 have been focusing on how to write stories for young children that are inspired by real people. We read a selection of stories about the Bronte sisters, Wangari Matthai and Simone Biles to inspire us and children went on to research other famous people to write their own.

In Maths, Year 3 have been learning how to layout and apply bus stop method when dividing. Children have had to use their times table knowledge to assist them. Year 4 have continued to work on the Year 5 curriculum by ordering and calculating using decimals. They have shown a strong understanding of converting between decimals and fractions and are beginning to apply their understanding to complex word problems.

Half-termly Overview Summer 2 2019

Homework will be given out every Friday, and is due in on the following Thursday. 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 – Writing descriptive poetry, writing narratives with a good ending.

Maths – Year 3 – written methods of calculations, finding fractions of capacity.
Year 4 -decimals, fractions and percentages.

In the afternoon sessions:

Topic – British royalty over the centuries.

Science – Plants.

Computing – Creating content using images and text.

PE – Athletics.

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