Welcome to our Year 3/4 page. We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. 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 further multiplication and division. The Year 3 children will be multiplying two digit numbers, regrouping and dividing.
The Year 4 children will be multiplying by 100 and multiplying and dividing three digit numbers.
After this unit of work the children will be learning all about graphs. The year 3 children will be learning how to draw and read picture graphs and bar graphs.
The Year 4 children will be learning how to draw and read picture graphs, bar graphs and line graphs.
In Literacy the children will be reading The Ice Place by Robert Swindells. During this unit the children will be looking at a range of grammar used in the text, exploring lots of activities linked to the story and learning a quest story through talk for writing. The children will then be using direct speech, expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials within their own quest story for their writing assessment.
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 'How would we survive without water?' During this time the children will be learning all about states of matter and the changes that can occur to different materials to change their state. We will also be learning about irreversible and reversible changes and the water cycle. Listen out for your child singing the water cycle song.
In geography the children will be answering the question 'Why is Manchester such a cool place to live?' During this topic we will be learning all about the city in which we live and what attracts people to live here. We will also be studying the weather and the features of towns, cities and villages.
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 symbolism and the meaning of Easter.
Children will require their P.E. kits every Tuesday 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 Friday. Please ensure that books and signed reading diaries are in school by Wednesday. 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