Year 3 and 4

Weekly Overview

I have been so impressed once again by the learning in the Year 3 and 4 classroom.

In English this week, Year 3 and 4 have written their own film reviews based on the Disney+ short Lou. I was thoroughly impressed with how they independently structured their writing using subheadings and paragraphs. They also used their comprehension skills to summarise and explain tests.

In Maths this week, we have been learning all about addition and subtraction. Year 3 had the difficult task of using their mental math skills to add and subtract hundreds, tens and ones. Year 4 also put their mental maths skills to practise and did lots of work on one and two-step word problems.

In the afternoon this week, we have; used clay to create our own peppers trying to copy their texture and shape, we have used the internet to find out all about different countries that have rainforests and we have began our topic learning all about vikings.


Half-Termly Overview

Please find below the topics for the following half-term.

English: Book reviews, poetry inspired by the rainforest, norse mythology

Maths: Place value. addition and subtraction, geometry, mulitplication, fractions, mass

Science: Living Things and Their Habitats

Computing: E-Safety

PSHE: Digital Wellbeing

History: Vikings and Anglo-Saxons

Geography: Rainforests

RE: People of all faith

Art: Vegetables

PE: Swimming and Ball Games

Spanish: Revising greetings and numbers


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.


Information for the academic year

Homework will be provided in your child’s homework folder. It will be given out every Friday and is due in on the following Friday. Your children should complete their homework mostly independently and bring their homework folder in when completed. Homework will include their weekly spellings, a maths tasks and a reading comprehension. Children should be completing this work independently, however if there are any issues with this children are encouraged to see me before it is due. All children have received their SpellingShed log-ins and should be regularly using this to practise for their Friday tests.

Children are expected to read for 15 minutes daily and this is to be written into their reading records. Reading regularly can not only improve word recognition and fluency, but can also assist children in their writing during class.

P.E. will be on Friday this term. Children are to come to school in their PE kits ready for the full day. Please bear in mind the weather and ensure that your child wears an appropriate kit for the day.

All children should arrive at school on time for 08:30 everyday to ensure that they are able to enter school safely, wash their hands and begin on their morning work.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me using Class Dojo or through the school office.

Thank you

Miss O’Donnell