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 so far in this term and have really shown an amazing attitude towards all aspects of the curriculum.
They are all enjoying the new topics and are excited to continue…
This term in…
In English, we will be reading The Magic Faraway Tree, written by Enid Blyton, the children have found the text really interesting and thoughtful so far. They have shown a great enthusiasm for the book and are asking lots of questions. We are going to do lots of writing including a biography on her. The children like to read fictional stories and because it has the word magic, this makes it even more thrilling. They have been encouraged to write independently and have produced some amazing pieces, they have included the elements needed.
In Maths, it is important that children are continually practising their timestables especially 3x, 4x, 6x and 8x. We apply these in everyday maths and we are doing activities related to multiplication and division at the moment. This term we are going to continue using number facts within maths but also apply this to measures. The children are completing maths tasks using equipment but also they have been encouraged to show their representations. The children are showing their working and are using and applying formal methods within their mathematical tasks.
Science we are investigating, finding out and researching Light and Rocks. The children are sharing their understanding of light and reflection as well as the importance of being seen in the dark.
History we will be studying Stone Age to Iron Age. The children have shown great enthusiasm. It is important that they understand a timeline and how it works.
Geography we will be studying maps of Bishop Auckland and simple scaled drawings.
Computing we will be following ‘Internet Legends’ and using software. There will be an opportunity to use drawing packages and to present their work.
Art/DT we will be drawing and painting from LS Lowry and in textiles focusing on Greek Art as well as the Stone Age.
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, is reading, spellings and timestables. The children can access Lexia and Rockstars at home (if usernames and passwords are needed, please contact me). The homework will be given out on Monday and collected by the Thursday. The children were very keen and wanted to be involved in this. The homework either supports their learning, helps them practise or is to do with topic.