Welcome to Year 3 & 4 19/20!

We are a class of 28 children with our teacher Miss Glynn. 
Mrs Gadhok supports us throughout the week. 
Mr Warren is our Trainee Teacher who supports us Mon-Thurs.
Albert, ‘Bert’ is the class guinea pig. 

 

Our Topic is: Flow!  

Y3/4 Padlet Reading Wall

Multiplication Times Table Check Simulation (Y4s please start using!)

LKS2 Curriculum Update Autumn 2019


*The login details for DoodleTables are the same as DoodleMaths*
Chn should complete their ‘daily’ task on Doodlemaths each day to support their mathematical development. As teachers and parents, we can review and support childrens understanding from their data and the site also adjusts targets for the need of each individual, so it really is a great tool to support and develop independent learning.

Reading:
The children are expected to read for 20 minutes every evening. In the juniors, the children are old enough to be responsible for writing in their own reading records and logging what they have read. This should then be signed by a parent or responsible adult and brought into school to be checked and signed by a member of staff in exchange for house points. If the children aren’t able to read/get it signed, they are expected to stay in for 10 minutes to read at break. This is a means of teaching responsibility. Obviously, for special occasions, allowances can be made. We also have a great range of books in our reading corner, which the children are welcome to borrow and returned once they have finished. Children on book bands should continue to use these to support the development of their comprehension skills. Books bands are changed every Monday.

Our Padlet has had a makeover! Click here to recommend any books that you might have read. Include a brief summary of the plot and reasons why you think others might enjoy it (no spoilers!) – and don’t forget to add your name!

Recommended Reading Lists for LKS2 children: Year 3 and Year 4

Homework: 
In addition to reading, year 3/4 will be expected to spend a minimum amount of time on their homework each week.
• Year 3s a minimum of 30 minutes.
• Year 4s a minimum of 40 minutes.

Homework will be published on here every Thursday and is due in on Wednesdays. Homework will be an opportunity to consolidate or extend learning from that week. It may be related to our maths, English, spelling or topic work. 

Spellings:
Spellings continue to be an important focus as your child progresses into Key Stage 2. There is a list of statutory words your child is expected to be able to spell by the end of year 4. Please see the list here

Times Tables: 
Children should regularly practise their times tables. I would recommend ‘Hit The Button’ (for £2.29), the Topmarks website or something similar. 2 minutes daily is much more effective than half an hour once a week as this supports the working memory to retain these facts more effectively.

Multiplication Times Table Check (MTC) starting June 2020.
The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) is a key stage 2 assessment to be taken by pupils at the end of year 4 (in June). From the 2019 / 2020 academic year onwards. The purpose of the MTC is to make sure the times tables knowledge is at the expected level.

The MTC is an online test were the pupils are asked 25 questions on times tables 2 to 12. For every question you have 6 seconds to answer and in between the questions there is a 3 second rest. Questions about the 6, 7, 8, 9, and 12 times table come up more often. The questions are generated randomly based on the rules of the MTC.

PE: 
PE kits should always be in school as the timetable is always subject to changes at the last minute. This term, PE will be on Monday afternoons with Miss Glynn and Thursday afternoons with Mr Fields.

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