Year 3 and 4 (Pixies, Unicorns, Centaurs)
Phase leader: Mr De-Keyzer (Centaurs)
Teachers: Mrs Felton (Unicorns), Miss Broad (Pixies)
Cover Supervisors: Mrs Payne-Cook, Mrs Hill
Teaching assistants: Mrs Gaskin
WHAT WE ARE LEARNING IN TERMS 5 and 6
The next two terms will see us reading Beowulf and using the story to create our own legends; writing non-chronological reports; and doing some different creative writing.
In Topic, we will start the term looking at 'Prehistoric Britain' before exploring 'How the Roman Empire began' in Term 6. These will both be interesting topics as we explore some significant moments in History and we look forward to hearing what the children already know!
Maths will involve us continuing to use a new scheme from White Rose, using concrete resources, pictoral drawings and abstract methods. We'll be looking at a range of topics including fractions, decimals and percentages and statistics. Please keep an eye on the website for helpful Maths videos!
What will my child be studying next term?
Topics and what I can do to help
'Prehistoric Britain' and 'How the Roman Empire began'
These historical based topics should throw up lots of questions and encourage the children to think deeply about the past. An exploration of encyclopedias to find relevant information or a trip to the local library are encouraged. Furthermore, a visit to a museum should give lots of information for the children to use.
Homework is set every Friday and needs to be returned by Wednesday of the following week. Homework is differentiated to enable different ability groups to access the same homework. Our homework follows a cycle of English, Maths and Topic and this cycle is repeated. As well as the homework, times tables are expected to be practised at home as there is a weekly times tables test. Find out your child’s times tables colour by asking them or looking in their reading record/homework book. Reading frequently is also part of homework and this, including tables practise and the set homework, should take up to 90 minutes.
Latest homework (This half term)
See link below
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!
Thursday 3rd May 2018 - Living Land
Please name all your child’s clothes.
Please write in your child’s reading record book to show if you have read with them at home.
Playground 8.30-8.45 am
Break 10.05- 10.20 am
Lunchtime 12:05-1:00 pm
This purple book is something that children can write in to express their feelings, draw pictures to accompany their writing and to write anything that they wish e.g. stories. Writing journals can go home to carry on stories etc, but are used daily at morning registration and after lunch registration, so they need to come back into school to continue this work.
HOW YOU CAN HELP YOUR CHILD AT HOME
Read as frequently as possible with your child at home. Ask them questions about what they are reading so that they develop their inference and deduction skills. Reading frequently will also help with the development of their fluency and expression.
Times tables information
All Year 3 children begin their times tables at the same stage (2x Jade). Year 4 children will begin their times tables where they finished at the end of Year 3. Children can bring home their marked test to show their parent's their score. After the weekly test, if they have achieved 100%, they receive a certificate and move onto the next stage.
The times tables below identify which times table children are working on in each colour. Please refer to this if you are unsure about which times tables your child should be learning.
Jade 1 = 2 x (30 questions in 5 minutes)
Jade 2 = 5 x (30 questions in 5 minutes)
Jade 3 = 10 x (30 questions in 5 minutes)
Ruby = 2x and 10x (30 questions in 5 minutes)
Topaz = 2x and 5x (30 questions in 5 minutes)
Sapphire = 2x, 5x and 10x (36 questions in 4 minutes)
Crystal = up to 5x (36 questions in 4 minutes)
Emerald = up to 8x (36 questions in 4 minutes)
Diamond = up to 10 x 10 (50 multiplication and division questions in 4 minutes)
Bronze = up to 10 x 10 (100 multiplication and division questions in 8 minutes)
Silver = up to 10 x 10 (100 multiplication and division questions in 5 minutes)
Gold = up to 10 x 10 (100 division questions in 3 minutes)
Platinum 1 = up to 10 x 10 (100 multiplication and division questions with remainders in 6 minutes)
Platinum 2 = up to 10 x 10 (100 multiplication and division questions with remainders in 5 minutes)
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