Welcome to our Year 3/4 page. We hope you have had a wonderful half term break and are ready to work hard for the next 8 weeks until the Christmas holidays. We have lots of exciting things planned for this half term.
Please visit this page regularly as it will be updated with photos of our work and links to aid learning. Take a look at our planning documents to find out more about what we will be learning this year.
In Maths the children will be working on subtraction and multiplication in our Maths No Problem scheme of work. During our unit on subtraction the year 3 children will be subtracting with and without renaming and using models to support them with subtracting. The year 4 children will also be subtracting with and without renaming. They will also be using mental strategies to subtract and solving word problems.
During our unit on multiplication the year 3 children will be multiplying and dividing by 3, 4 and 8 and solving word problems involving multiplication and division. The year 4 children will be multiplying and dividing by 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12. They will also be dividing with remainders and solving word problems.
In Literacy the children will be reading The Witches by Roald Dahl and writing their own instructions for how to make a magic potion. They will also be writing their own playscripts based on the story and characters.
The children will be mainly covering the grammar objectives for their year group but will cover some objectives across years 3 and 4 to recap and extend their learning. Please see our objectives below.
In Science the children will be answering the question 'Could we cope without electricity for one day?' During this time the children will be learning all about conductors and insulators and taking part in an investigation to discover what make the best. The children will also be learning about how to stay safe around electrical equipment and making circuits.
In geography the children will be answering the question 'Why is the ship canal so important to Manchester?' During this topic we will be looking at the route that the ship canal takes and what types of boats travel along it. We will also be looking at the importance of the ship canal and what it brings to our city.
The children will be given logins for Times Tables Rock Stars. They can access the app at home on a laptop or ipad and even get the opportunity to play against the teachers some evenings. Please encourage your child to access the website at home as this will give them much needed practice of the Times Tables they are unsure of.
Please click below to assess the TTRS website
In R.E the children will be learning all about Christmas and Diwali. They will also be learning about King Herod and Rama and Sita.
Children will require their P.E. kits every Thursday and Friday. They should leave it in school until the half term holiday. This will ensure that they don’t regularly forget their P.E. kit. The children will need either pumps or trainers as the children will participate in outdoor and indoor activities throughout the term. If your child doesn’t have the correct footwear, they may not be able to participate in certain activities, which would have a negative impact on their physical development.
Children will be given a spelling list every Friday, please ensure your child practices these as they will be tested on these spellings the following Thursday. To support them further, encourage children to form sentences with the words given.
Children will be given learning log challenges each term which is linked to the work they have been covering throughout the topic. This needs to be handed in on specific dates, please take this opportunity to work with your child and tackle the challenges with a creative, imaginative mind that celebrates you child's ideas. Please take a look at our homework grid below.
Reading books will be changed every Thursday. Please ensure that books and signed reading diaries are in school each Monday. Library books will be changed every two weeks. It is important that your child reads every evening. This could be done independently or with the help of an adult or older sibling.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us in the morning or at the end of the school day.
Mrs Thomas and Mrs Khan