Year 3 and 4
Well… in Year 3 and 4 we are having a lovely time and we are enjoying our learning so far.
In Year 3 and 4 our teacher is Mrs Lowery and a fantastic teaching assistant Miss Lockey!
Year 3 and 4 have been working so hard this term and have really shown an amazing attitude towards all aspects of the curriculum.
This term in…
English we will be reading The Twits, written by Roald Dahl, the children have found the text hilarious and have shown both in their reading and writing the vocabulary Roald Dahl uses. They have been encouraged to write independently and they have included elements needed within the piece of writing.
Maths we will need to continue with timestables as they are important to our learning. We apply these in everyday maths. We are currently doing place value and the children are becoming more confident with numbers up to 1,000 and beyond. The children are completing maths tasks using equipment but also they have been encouraged to show their representations. It is important and fundamental children understand the value of a number. Over the term, we will be covering addition and subtraction.
Science we are exploring Plants and Animals including Humans, the children have enjoyed sharing their knowledge.
History we will be studying The Local Area and the history of Bishop Auckland with hopefully a visit to the castle.
Geography we will be studying our local area of Coundon, Bishop Auckland and our region. We will observe what is in our community and how it benefits us.
Computing we will be continuing to explore digital literacy and effectiveness of the password and keeping safe online.
Art/DT we will be making a photo frame, looking and studying architects as well as landscapes and buildings.
Spellings are important for all the children to learn. The spellings are given out on Tuesday and tested the following Tuesday. It is paramount the children do learn these as it helps with their reading and writing.
Reading- Each child has a reading book tailored to their own individual level whereupon they access ‘Accelerated Reader’ to do a quiz after reading their book. Some children are targeted with a reading and phonics, this is vital is the development of reading. It is important that children read every day as it builds their confidence, helps with their writing and increases their fluency.
Homework, at the moment is reading, spellings and timestables. The children can access Lexia and Rockstars at home (if usernames and passwords are needed, please contact me). Occasionally, the homework will be a mini project. The homework either supports their learning, helps them practise or is a topic project.