Welcome to Miss Gudgin's Year 3/4 Class Page
Autumn Term 1
We are excited to be back at school, I hope everyone had a great Summer holiday.
We have a fantastic Geography Topic of ‘The Arctic’ to link our learning together this half term and we are sure to have lots of fun along the way.
We will be following the Power Maths scheme across school. This half term we will be focusing on Place value as well as Addition and Subtraction.
The year 3 Maths curriculum will be taught this year by Miss Gudgin and the year 4 curriculum by Miss Myers. Children will move to the appropriate class for Maths then return to their normal class teacher.
To support us in our knowledge of times tables, we will be having a times table test twice a week. Children can help themselves by practicing their times tables at home on Times Table Rockstars or by writing them out and asking their parent/carer to test them.
In Writing we will be focusing on two books across this half term: ‘Cracking Contraptions’ and ‘Shackleton's Journey’. We will be covering a variety of writing styles including; explanation texts, letters, diaries, descriptions and non-chronological reports.
Grammar lessons take place once a week on a Monday, with grammar starter in every English lesson to practice taught skills. This half term we will be exploring: perfect present and simple past tense, paragraphs, subordinate clauses, apostrophes, using a and an correctly and using nouns and pronouns.
We will continue to develop our reading skills this term through the use of RIC (Retrieve, Interpret and Choice) as well as developing our Inference skills. We will be focusing on two books: 'Journey' and 'The Great Explorer'.
Through these sessions children will have the opportunity to discuss ideas and develop their retrieval, inference, vocabulary and summary skills.
Please make sure to send in a video of you reading at home through class dojo. If you are unsure of how to do this, please let me know and I will message you with instructions through the message app on dojo. Reading is an important part of learning and the more you continue to read, the more things you will learn. You can use the Oxford Owl website to find books to read online as well as take a book home from school to read.
In Science this term, we will be focusing on Animals including humans. Through this topic, we will be focusing on a variety of things, including: digestion, organs in the body, teeth and tooth decay, nutrition and healthy diets.
Our approach to Science will be as practical as possible, allowing children to explore and develop a hands on experience of the world around them.
We will be focusing on Geography this half term exploring the Polar regions. The children will learn about hemispheres, longitude and latitude, using maps to plot routes and looking at different aspects of Geography. We will also be including some historical aspects, as we will be looking at the famous explorer Ernest Shackleton and his journey on the Endurance.
Art and DT
Art this year will be taught in stand along weeks, where children will have the opportunity to focus on a larger project based piece of art and DT.
Our PE days are on Monday and Wednesday. Each lesson we have a 5-minute warm up followed by stretches and a 5-minute cool down at the end of each lesson. Monday’s lessons are usually focused around a game or sport, whereas, Wednesday’s lessons will be skills based. This half term we will be focusing on Hockey as our sport.
P.E is on a Monday and Wednesday. Children need to come in their PE kit. Please make sure your child has the correct PE kit:
This year will be continuing to focus on reading at home, spellings and practicing their times tables. However their is also a homework grid, available to the right of this webpage, which outlines activities for your child to complete to support their learning.
These are tested every Monday and new spellings are set on spelling shed the same day. Following our homework grid, children should be practicing their spellings daily to help them improve. Spelling shed logins can be found on your child's reading folder.
Checked on a Monday. Please send in a video through class dojo. Children’s in-class reading books are changed each week when they are read with by an adult. Children have reading folders which they should use to transport their reading books to and from school, daily.
Times Table Rockstars
Children's timestables are set weekly and will reflect the learning in class as well as providing children with some additional challenge. Children will also have a timed test on their timestable knowledge twice weekly. This is in order to track their progress and support them where needed. TT Rockstars logins can be found on your child's reading folder.