Welcome back, we hope you have had a lovely Easter break and are now ready for the first half of our summer 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 learning all about time.
The children in year 3 will be learning how to tell the time. They will also be learning how to measure time in seconds, hours and minutes and learning about the number of days in each month, a year and a leap year.
The Year 4 children will be learning how to tell the time on a 24 hour clock. They will also be changing time in minutes to seconds and hours to minutes. They will be solving word problems involving time and changing years to months and weeks to day.
In Literacy the children will be reading a story set in the past called The Hagstone. The children will be learning all about traditions from the past and taking part in discussions to see if the characters made the right or wrong decisions. They will also be making their own freeze frames to predict what will happen in the story and for their assessment they will be writing their own ending to the story.
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 'What plants and animals thrive in Bury?' During this unit the children will be learning all about habitats and where plants and animals live and grow the best. The children will be going on a mini beast hunt, learning about what different environments plants grow in and even growing their own vegetables. During this time the children will also be learning about food chains.
In History the children will be learning about crime and punishment and answering the question 'If you were king or queen how would you rule your country?' During this time the children will be developing their chronological knowledge and legacy of the Roman justice system and crime and punishment through the Anglo-Saxon, Tudor and Victorian periods. They will also deepen their historical awareness and understanding of how our past is constructed.
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 Hindu Gods and worship in the home.
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