Welcome to Year 3/4!
Our topic this term is - The Local Area.'
How the curriculum will be covered....
In English, we will be basing our work on these two texts and spending time looking at the similarities and differences between them.
· The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
·During the term the children will have opportunities to write different types of text. These include:
· Non-chronological reports
· Diary entries
We will be continuing with our whole class reading and this term we will continue to focus on inference and developing comprehension skills using different types of written information..
Reading regularly is essential for your child to build the skills they are learning in school. A raffle for the children will be held at the nd of the term, each time a child reads, they gain a ticket into the raffle.
Both Year 3 and 4 will be focussing on: Fractions, decimals, money and mass.
We will continue to focus on developing our reasoning and problem solving skills - particularly; explanations.
Please can you play Times Tables Rockstars regularly at home as this will enable your child to learn their tables in a fun way. If you have lost you login details please let me know.
In Science we will be focussing on Animals including Humans.
· Identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons.
· We have muscles for support, protection and movement.
· Making predictions.
· Carrying out investigations.
Art & Design -
We will be observing and recreating lndscapes.
Our computing theme this half term is all about developing our coding skills. Some of this will include "Unplugged" activities, which do not involve a computer, but which embed computational thinking skills.
Geography and History -
Our topic work is based around the Local Area.
we will be finding out about two people that have links to the local area - George Stephenson and Thomas Arkwright.
This term we will be covering sex and relationships - this will take place at the same time throughout the school.
In P.E. we will be developing our invasion game skills.
For this half term P.E. will be on Monday and Thursday (Y4 swimming on Mondays). Please make sure that your child has P.E. kit (plain black shorts and a plain white T shirt) and pumps in school on these days as we will be going outside (weather permitting). Please ensure that ear rings and any other jewellery are removed.
Our R.E is focused on 'Sacred Places'. We will be looking at sacred places associated with Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.
How can you help?
Please support your child by reading regularly at home and signing their Reading Diary.
Encourage your child to go onto Times Tables Rockstars.
Support them with learning to read and spell common exception words - Please also ensure that homework is completed and returned on Thursdays.
I look forward to working with you all again this term and as always please feel free to ask if you have any concerns..