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Welcome to Year 3/4S!

 

Welcome to Year 3/4S! The children have had a fantastic Autumn term and they have been working very hard on all of their learning. I can't wait to see what the new year will bring! Please see below to find out all our topics this year, any special dates and what we are learning in each subject.

 

Your teacher this year will be Miss Sweeney. 

 

Here's what we are learning next half term:

 

Maths

 

In Maths, we will be starting the year by learning about measurement. We will be focusing on how to find the length and perimeter of shape and then moving on to finding the area. After this, our focus will move on to fractions and decimals. We will be looking at recognising and showing fractions and decimals using diagrams and concrete resources and then using these to solve real life problems in context. Throughout the year, we will be continuously going back to the learning we did in Autumn term, so keep practising those times tables! 

 

English 

 

We did some amazing learning in English last half term and the children created some pieces of writing which they should be very proud of! This half term, we are going to be using the skills we have been learning to create some non-fiction texts about the UK. We are hoping to write some newspaper reports and even an information leaflet all about the things we know about the UK. We are going to continue focusing on the Year 3 and 4 writing objectives, in particular, using conjunctions to extend sentences and using and punctuating direct speech correctly. 

 

In our guided reading sessions, we are going to continue using our favourite Reading Dogs to help us develop our skills in understanding the text and using inference. Please keep reading at home as much as you can because practising really does make a big difference!

 

Science 

 

In Spring 1, our science topic is Animals including humans. We will be learning about different types of nutrition and how it effects our bodies. We will also be looking at the different bones and muscle groups in our bodies and using all our new knowledge to create a practical science investigation. 

 

Topic

Our topic for this half term will be the UK. We will be learning to name and locate the counties and cities of the UK and describing their human and physical features. We will also be practising using maps, atlases, globes and computer mapping to locate the counties and cities. 

 

Reminders…

 

  • Each Thursday is PE, the children must bring the appropriate PE Kit in a labelled PE bag.
  • Each Wednesday, children will be going swimming, and will need an appropriate kit. 
  • Spellings will go home on a Monday and need to be practiced for the Friday Spelling Test 
  • Literacy, Numeracy, Topic or RE Homework will go home on a Friday to be returned the following Tuesday.
  • Reading Records need to be written in each night and shown in class every morning along with both reading books.

 

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