Class R - Year 3/4
Welcome to Class 3/4 R
Our class teacher is Mrs Ryder. Mrs Carlton works with us in the morning. Mrs Houghton teaches us on a Thursday afternoon.
Being in Y3/4 means changes in routine for year 3 which our year 4 children can help with.
Year 4 will be stretching and developing skills learnt in year 3.
Take a look at some of the work we will be completing this term:
Literacy - We will be reading our class book 'The Firework Makers Daughter'. We are also studying a variety of authors in our author of the month.
Numeracy - We will be developing our mathematical skills in place value and mathematical functions. One very useful skill we practice in Year 3/4 is our times-tables. Hopefully we should already know our 2's, 5's, and 10's. By the end of the year we should know our 3's, 4's, 6's and 8's! and year 4 7's, 9's, 11's, and 12's We will be developing our problem solving skills and not just solving 1 part of a problem but taking several steps to find an answer. We are starting to become more independent in our problem solving and deciding ourselves which steps to take.
Science - Our topic this half term is Materials and their properties.
Art- Spanish artist Gaudi.
DT- We will be making money containers using textiles.
Computing - We are programmers this term we will be producing digital music in our unit 'We are musicians'
P.E and Games - We are very lucky and have a trained sports coach to take our outdoor games lessons on a Thursday afternoon. During this half term the year 4 children will learning life saving skills during their weekly swimming lessons.
Music - In year 3 we are studying Bob Marley's song Three little birds. We will enjoy learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, children will listen to and appraise other reggae songs. Music for year 4 will be very exciting as we will be working with a teacher from the Lancashire Music service to learn to play brass instruments. We will need to have our instruments in school every Wednesday.
PHSE - We are looking at 'Health and Wellbeing. Children will be developing skills to deal with disappointment and worries and learning to express themselves assertively. We will also be looking at the British Value Mutual Respect.
Important days to remember:
Homework - Every Friday 1 piece of Literacy or Numeracy homework will be handed out. Children should spend about 20 minutes on each piece of work. Homework is due in by Wednesday. It is very important that we complete our homework because it helps us practice what we have been working on in class.
Reading Books - Reading books and records need to be in school every day so that we can update them when we read in school. Some children are free readers and we pick our own books from the class shelf at a certain colour. Some children are reading a scheme and these books get changed by our teachers on a Wednesday. If you would like us to get more than 1 book a week let our teacher.
Spellings and Times Tables - Spellings are given out every Thursday in our spelling lesson, ready for our test the following Thursday. Children will also be asked to practice a times table for a test on a Friday. We have spelling or phonics sessions twice a week.
PE/Swimming - Our PE is on a Friday for the first three weeks of the half term ( Friday 11th Jan, Fri 18th Jan Fri 25th Jan). After this year 4 will be doing life saving in swimming lessons ( Fri 1st Feb, Fri 8th Feb, Fri 15th Feb).
Children will need to bring pajamas for life saving.
Games - Our Games is on Thursday. The kit required is a school t-shirt, shorts or tracksuit bottoms, and tracksuit top. We must wear trainers outside so we don't slip.