Welcome to Year 3/4!
Our topic this term is - The Romans.'
The most often asked question I receive is:
How can I help my child at home?
You can help your child by
In English, we will be basing our work on two texts - The Pied Piper of Hamelin and Escape from Pompeii.
During the term the children will have opportunities to write different types of text. These include: Narrative, Reports, Setting description, Adverts, Poetry and Writing Dialogue.
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: Addition and Subtraction and Multiplication and Division, Fractions and start introducing some work on Geometry and Measurement.
We will continue focussing on developing our reasoning and problem solving skills.
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 lgin details please let me know.
In Science we will be focussing on Forces and Magnets.
We will be
Comparing how things move.
Observe how magnets attract and repel.
Identify magnetic materials.
Carry out investigations.
Art & Design -
We will be finding out about Roman Mosaics, pottery and paintings. The children will have opportunities to develop their skills in a variety of ways.
Our computing theme this half term is all about developing our Internet research skills to enable children to seek out their own information., drawing and desktop publishing. 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 Romans.
We will be using maps to find out where Rome is and which countries were part of the Roman Empire.
We will also be finding out about different aspects of the Roman Empire; how and when they invaded, key historical figures and how they lived.
This term we will be focussing on people who help us.
In P.E. we will be developing our fitness skills and gymnastics.
For this half term P.E. will be on Tuesday and Friday. Please make sure that your child has P.E. kit (plain black shorts and a plain white T shirt) in school on these days. Please ensure that ear rings and any other jewellery are removed.
Our R.E is focused on 'What makes a good leader'. We will be looking at leaders from 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 - each child will have an individual list of words they need to learn.
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..