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Welcome to Year 3/4S!

 

Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely half term break with your families. The children have worked incredibly hard so far this year and ended Spring term 1 with lots of success. Please see below to find out all of our topics for this term, any special dates and what we are learning in each subject.

 

Class teacher: Miss Sweeney. 

 

Here's what we are learning next half term:

 

Maths

 

In Maths, we will begin by continuing with our fractions unit that we started before half term. The children have all worked really hard in this unit so far and will be spending the next few weeks learning how to add and subtract fractions as well as finding fractions of amounts, before using all these skills to help them perfect their reasoning and problems solving skills. After this, we will be moving onto decimals, where children will be learning the decimal equivalents of fractions and will be revisiting dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. Throughout the year, we will be continuously going back to the learning have done so far this year, 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, the children will be finding out about all the different crayons and why they quit. By the end of the unit, children will be writing their own letter in first person as a crayon of their choice. We are going to continue focusing on the Year 4 writing objectives, in particular, using conjunctions to extend sentences and using a range of fronted adverbials to begin sentences.

 

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 2, our science topic is Plants. During this topic, children will be learning all about the different parts of a plant and what they do, they will be conducting their own experiment to see what a plant needs to grow, and will spend some time exploring the life cycle of flowering plants.

 

Topic

Our topic for this half term will be Ancient Greece. 

 

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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