Welcome to Year 3/4S!
Welcome back! I hope you all had a well-deserved half term with your families and you are looking forward to the new half term and the lead up to Christmas. 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:
In Maths, we will be beginning the half term by learning about Multiplication and Division. We will be learning to recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12 so it is very important that you are practising over the half term! As we start to become more confident with our multiplication tables we will begin to
recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations and multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout. Following this, we will begin to solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above with increasingly large numbers. Over this half term, it is really important that the children are using TT Rockstars and MyMaths to consolidate their learning at home.
To begin our Autumn 2 term, we will be focusing our English learning around the famous Roald Dahl book, Charlie and the Chocolate factory. During this topic, we will focus on our different reading domains including inference and prediction and using our reading skills to segment and decode words. We will be working towards writing a newspaper report as our final piece of writing. However, we also hope to create a playscript, drama piece and a poem to further our learning.
identifying how sounds are made and associating some of them with something vibrating. We will be using our own prior knowledge to build on recognising that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear and find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it.
Our topic for this half term will be The Romans. Throughout the topic we will be extending our knowledge of The Romans by showing some awareness of how people’s lives have shaped this nation and describe why an event, people or individual are significant. We will also be looking at the battle between The Romans and The Celts and understanding the beliefs and ideas that different people held. Using a range of sources of information to help us, we will be answering answer questions about the past and writing in the style of an autobiography. We will also be linking our topic to our dance lessons to create a performance that shows the different strategies and styles of the Roman and Celtic army.
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: