Hazel Class - Year 3/4
Meet the Teacher
Welcome to Hazel Class
Welcome to Hazel Class.
Our class teachers are Mrs Peel and Mrs Bowman. Mrs Peel teaches us on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and Mrs Bowman teaches us on a Thursday. Mrs Rogers works with us every morning. Mrs Houghton and Miss Ma teach us on a Tuesday 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 debating issues related to our Geography topic of The Lake District.
Numeracy - We will be developing our mathematical skills in place value and mathematical functions. One very useful skill we practice in Year 3 and 4 is our times tables. Hopefully Year 3 should already know our 2's, 3's 5's, and 10's. By the end of the year we should know our 4's, 6's and 8's! By the end of Year 4 should also know all their times tables to 12x12 within 6 seconds. We will be developing our problem solving skills and not just solving one 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.
Geography - We will be learning about The Lake District.
Science - Our topic this half term is Moving and Growing. We will be finding out about our muscles and skeletons.
Art- We will be producing artwork linked to the topic of water.
P.E and Games - We have a sports coach to take our outdoor games lessons on a Tuesday afternoon. We will also have a Dance session indoors with a sports coach on a Monday morning. We need to wear our PE kit to school on both of these days.
Music - Year 3 will be continuing to practise their recorder skills alongside composing, improvising and performing work linked with a song. Year 4 will continue to have the opportunity to learn a brass instrument with a teacher from the Lancashire Music Service.
PHSE - We will be finding out about getting on with each other.
Important days to remember:
Homework - Every Friday 1 piece of Literacy or Numeracy homework will be put onto class dojo. Year 4's maths homework will be on the mathswatch website. Children should spend about 20 minutes on each piece of work. Homework is due in by Wednesday completing the work on the website or taking a photo to put on class dojo. 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 will be sent home from school. The children are to keep these at home and not return them until they have finished them. They will receive a reading record which needs to be in school each Monday so we can award dojo points for fantastic reading.
Spellings and Times Tables - Spellings are put on class dojo on a Monday, ready for our test the following Monday. Children will also be asked to practice a times table for a test on a Monday. We have a spelling or phonics sessions three times a week. The spellings are also on spelling frame website although not all the words are always available on this website, so please check dojo for the full list.