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 fairy Tales and will move onto reading our class book 'Stig of the Dump'. 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 topics this term are rocks and soils and electricity.
Art- Focus cave paintings.
DT- We will be
Computing - We are programmers this term we will be creating short videos.
P.E and Games - We are very lucky and have a trained sports coach to take our outdoor games lessons on a Thursday afternoon. We are developing our dance skills on a Tuesday through Stone Age and 1920's dance. After Half term the year 4 children will be going swimming.
Music - In year 3 we are studying BBC's music's 10 pieces and creating art work-based upon this. This will lead into our own development of Cyclical patterns. 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 Going for Goals at the start of the year developing ideas what we want to achieve this year. We will also be looking at the British Value Democracy.
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 Monday, ready for our test on Friday. We 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 (Dance) - Our PE is on Tuesday. The kit required is a school t-shirt, shorts and pumps.
Games - Our PE 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.