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Welcome to Year 3/4S!

 

Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely half term break with your families and you are looking forward to the next half term. I am really looking forward to continuing all our hard work and improving our learning! 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

This half term in Maths, we will be learning about the tricky topics of fractions and decimals. Throughout the half term we will learnt to:

  • Count up and down in hundredths
  • Recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by one hundred
  • Compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places
  • Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number
  • Recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator
  • Identify the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths

 

Over this half term, it is really important that the children are using TT Rockstars and MyMaths to consolidate their learning at home.

 

 

English 

 

To begin our Spring 2 Term, we will be focusing on poetry. There will be poetry workshops for the children to attend and each class will learn a poem to perform at the Poetry Cafe on the 20th March. Towards the end of the half term, we will be linking our English learning to our RE topic of Holy Week. We will be continuing to improve our writing by including subordinating conjunctions and fronted adverbials. 

This half term, we will also be celebrating World Book Day on Friday 6th March. Our theme this year is traditional tales and we will be focusing on how reading stories makes us feel. I am looking forward to seeing all your exciting costumes. 

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 will be Living Things and their Habitat. Throughout the topic, we will be learning to:

  • Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things

 

 

Topic

Our topic for this half term will be the Anglo-saxons. We will be focusing on both history and geography skills throughout the topic and linking what we learnt to current global issues and how it effects the rights of a child. In our lessons we will learn to:

 

  • Identify a range of similarities/ differences between different times in the past in the periods covered so far. 
  • Describe and compare different periods from the past.  
  • Begin to organise my understanding of history in different ways, such as: writing/ drawing / painting and collage /drama /making models /making a museum display/ performing a play /giving a spoken presentation /making a presentation using the computer or a short film.  
  • Describe why an event, people or individual are significant. 
  • Write as if  living in the past, perhaps in the style of an autobiography or diary. 

 

 

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 
  • Reading Records need to be written in each night and shown in class along with both reading books.

 

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 
  • Reading Records need to be written in each night and shown in class along with both reading books.

 

Homework

Your child will be given a learning log at the start of the year with this half term's homework board at the front. The children are able to choose which activity they wish to complete each week from their homework board and we ask that this is completed in their learning log and brought back to school on a Friday morning. The children will have chance to share their home learning with their peers on Friday afternoons.

 

Spelling lists will be given out half termly and the children will be tested on a Friday.

Dates for your diary:

 

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