Welcome to Year 3/4Y!

Teacher: Mrs Young


Key dates

PE: Tuesday

Year 4 swimming: Wednesday

Year 3/4Y mass: 10th November



Autumn 1 2022

Welcome back Year 3/4! I hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and had a well deserved rest with your loved ones.  I can't wait to work with you this year and continue to love, learn and grow together!


On our class page you will be able to find information about this half terms learning.

At the top of this page I have attached this years topic overview and this half-terms homework and spelling sheets along with some useful links to help you with your learning. 


The first Literacy unit of the half term will be a whole school everybody writes, in this unit we will incorporate our RSE learning and focus on mental health and our changing emotions. Our end piece will to be to create a non-chronological report all about managing our feelings. Later in the half term we will read the story of Narnia and complete a character comprehension. 


For our Guided Reading sessions, we will be focusing on applying our growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes, both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words that we discover. We will also be reading further exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound, and where these occur in the word. An important focus of our sessions will be checking that the text makes sense and discussing our understanding and explaining the meaning of words in context. 



Our first topic this half term will be 'Place Value'. In this unit we will learn to read and write numbers to 10,000 and we will learn how to order numbers on a number line. We will also solve number and practical problems that involve numbers up to 10,000.



Remember to keep learning your times tables - You should know how to count and recall times table facts for the 2s, 5s and 10s from Year 2. Year 3 children will be focusing on 3s, 4s and 8s and Year 4 will focus on the rest of the tables up to the 12 Times Table. Year 4 will be completing a Times Tables Check at the end of Year 4.  So remember to practise your times tables everyday!



This term our Topic will be 'The Romans'. In our topic we will learn all about when the Romans ruled Britain. We will look about how things have changed since the past and what a roman solider wore to battle. To support our topic learning we will be going on a school trip to the DEVA centre in Chester.



Our Science topic for this half-term is 'States of Matter'. In this unit we will learn all about the different properties of solids, liquids and gases. We will also have opportunities to complete investigations in small groups!



Our Topic in RE for Autumn 1 is 'Family of God'. In this topic we will learn all about Jesus' extended family and compare it to our own. Twice a week we will also take it in turns to deliver a collective worship session to the rest if the class. 


Home Learning



Home learning to take place

How often

How to access


-Child to practice reading their banded book



-Reading eggs


10/15 minutes per night




Once a week

Children choose from the school library and take home in their book bag


Child to complete weekly task set by class teacher


Visit Mathseeds

TT Rockstars

Once a week




Once a week

Once a week


Child given a list of spellings for each week at the beginning of every half term.

Practice weekly

Sent out in book bags at the start of a half term and put on class pages on our school website.


Spelling tests are every Friday.  

Learning logs

Child to complete project-based home learning

3 half terms across the school year


Aut 2

Spring 2

Summer 2

Your child will take home a learning log with the project overview stuck in.


This will also be uploaded to seesaw




This half term you will need to come into school wearing your PE kit on your PE day which is a Tuesday. In PE you will be working with Mr Berry outside for Games. 



All Year 4 children will be swimming every Wednesday - children should come to school dressed in their school uniform on this day.

Clothing requirements for School Swimming are as follows:-



  • One-piece swimming costume – no bikinis*
  • A swimming hat is required to be worn if the hair covers the eyes or airways
  • A towel

* Please note that in order for your child to benefit from the swimming lessons appropriate aquatic clothing must be worn. Should your children wish to wear items of clothing that cover up parts of the body, there are specific aquatic clothing designed for this purpose. Cotton leggings are detrimental to teaching and are a risk to health and safety.



  • A pair of traditional swimming trunks
  • A swimming hat is required to be worn if the hair covers the eyes or airways
  • A towel 


No Bermuda or long shorts are allowed, as these can be dangerous - for reasons of safety the swimwear should be sufficiently tight fitting to allow the freedom of body and limb movement without causing unsafe water resistance.  


Jewellery of any description should not be worn in the School Swimming lesson.  It is important that earrings in particular are removed.


Goggles are only permitted for medical reasons.  Parents must produce a letter from either a Doctor or Optician to state that your child has a medical condition and is required to wear goggles in the school swimming lessons.


Additional activities and resources

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