Year 3-4

“Promise me you’ll remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think”

A.A. Milne From the book Winnie the Pooh.   

Miss Hemmings & Mrs Ciazza

Life in Year 3/4

Religious Education:

“Learning and Growing As the People of God!”

RE is taught on a two year rolling programme. This year the children are being taught the Year 4 units of work. Creation, Jesus teaches us how to pray, Jesus the light of the world, Old Testament – Moses and King David and Sharing in the life of Christ.

English:

English is taught every day and covers a range of genres over the year including: fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We follow the programme ‘The Power of Reading’. We study a text over a period of time and practise our reading and writing skills through this text. We will be studying a range of books in Year 3/4 such as: Iron Man, Arthur and the Golden Rope, The Great Kapok Tree, The tine Forest and the Tunnel.

Maths:

Maths is taught every day and covers a range of mathematical concepts over the year including: Place Value, Calculations, Measure, Fractions and Shape. We follow the programme ‘Power Maths’ as well as ‘White Rose’. We spend time learning new skills and will take part in many Mathematical challenges to make us masters of Maths! An extensive knowledge of the times tables is required for many areas of Maths and children will have a weekly times table test to monitor their progress.

Science:

During the year, we are working hard to develop our scientific skills. We will be learning about: Digestion and Teeth, Circuits, Living in Environments, States of Matter and Sound.

will also be investigating, researching, classifying and carrying out enquiries to widen our scientific knowledge!

Topic:

History, Geography, Art and Design and Technology are taught through the topics, for example this year:

Egyptians, Stone Age, Volcanoes and Village Settlers. Through our Art lessons, we will perfect our drawing, painting and collaging skills. In DT lessons, we will be immersed in food technology, textiles and computer design.

PE: 

PE is a very important part of the curriculum and all children are expected to take part in 2 hours of PE each week. Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school at all times. The units of work covered in PE are: dance, gymnastics, invasion games, athletics and swimming.

Other Subjects:

Computing: We will learn how to code and decode using scratch, we will learn how to connect and be safe online and we will practise communicating using applications such as; word and power point.

French: We will practise reading, speaking and writing fluently in French.

PSHE: In PSHE we will think about and explore what it means to ‘be me’, we will think about celebrating our differences, talk about our dreams and goals and what it means to be healthy,

Music: We will describe, transcribe, compose and perform different styles of music.

Homework:

Please find time to read with your child every day and don’t forget to sign their diary. Your child will receive homework each Friday.  Homework needs to be returned by the following Wednesday.

"Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.”

Roald Dahl.