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 studying and writing play scripts. 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 plants. We will be investigating what plants need to grow and describing the function of roots, stems and leaves.
Art- We will be doing observational drawings of plants and also carrying out a study of the clock tower in Ormskirk linked to our local area topic.
DT- We will be making a healthy lunch.
Computing - In the first half term children will be working to design a simple toy that incorporates sensors and outputs and then create an on-screen prototype of their toy in Scratch. In the second half term we will be collecting and analysing data in our topic 'We are opinion pollsters'.
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 the summer term we will enjoying Athletic activities in preparation for sports day. Children will need to make sure they have their trainers for both lessons as we will be on the field.
Music - In year 3 we are studying Abba's song Mamma Mia. We will enjoy learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song. 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 'Relationships' we will be looking at how we interact with each other to form relationships. We will also be looking at Tolerance in British Values.
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. The second half term children will be asked to complete a project.
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 your teacher know. Please remember to get your reading challenge signed by an adult at home.
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.