Welcome to Year 3 & 4 2020/21
We are a class of 30 children with our teacher Miss Glynn.
Mrs Horohan supports us throughout the week.
Rory is the class guinea pig.
Sheets you may want for homework:
Advent Kindness Calendar
Soil Key for homework
Latitude and Longitude sheet
Types of Rock sheet
Our Topic is: Rocks, Relics and Rumbles!
In the Rocks, Relics and Rumbles project, your child will learn about the different layers of the Earth, including plate tectonics and their potential effects on the Earth’s surface. They will investigate different types of rock to learn about their uses and properties. They will also investigate soil and fossils, including learning about the work of Mary Anning. They will have the opportunity to use maps to learn about the lines of latitude and longitude and a compass to learn about the cardinal and inter-cardinal points. They will also learn about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and the long and short-term consequences that these can have.
Here is the Knowledge Organiser to read through before we start the topic.
This term, children should now be in the routine of completing their daily tasks on DoodleMaths. DoodleTables should also be visited regularly to support our learning of the times tables for our fortnightly tests. Our KIRF for this term also focuses on the times tables facts.
Aside from Doodle and reading, children in year 3 are expected to spend a minimum of 30 minutes and year 4 are expected to spend a minimum of 40 minutes on additional homework tasks each week.
Spellings are also a key focus this term and children should regularly practise their spelling rules by completing any challenges that are set on Purple Mash, such as spelling quizzes. Finally, there will be a range of topic relate tasks for children to enjoy by completing one each week while.
Homework will be published on here every Wednesday and due in the following Wednesday.
Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFS)
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.
Our class padlet can be accessed here – please add whenever you finish a book you’d like to share with everyone in our class (no spoilers!)
Children should regularly practise their times tables. In addition to DoodleTables, I would recommend ‘Hit The Button’ (for £2.29) or something similar. Two 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.
PE will be on Mondays and Thursdays during the autumn term. The children should come to school wearing appropriate PE kit and suitable layers.