Years 3 and 4

This term we have a whole school focus of 'London'. In year year 3 and 4 and we will be focusing on 'Mary Poppins and 'Sherlock Holmes' by Arthur Conan Doyle. 
 
The core text for year 3 will be 'Mary Poppins' by P.J Travers. The children will produce rhyming poetry and fantasy stories.

In maths Year 3 will be focusing on fractions of amounts and equivalent fractions. Maths will also be driven through STEM weeks and will allow children to consolidate previous skills learnt over the year. The later weeks will focous around statistics. 

Year 3 topic will be focusing science will focus around humans where they will be looking closely at skeletons. In RE they will be looking at weddings.

There will be two, two week inspire units based on the arts and STEM. Art is focused on London and the colour spectrum and STEM is based on London. 

This term year 4's core text is ‘The Hound of Baskervilles’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. They will use the graphic novel to help create free-form poetry that doesn't use standard layout. We will then use our inventions from 'STEM week' to write an explanation text and a persuasive advert.

This term's maths will include mostly shape based learning as well as measurement. We will review and consolidate knowledge about 2D shapes and then introduce perimeter and area as well as converting between different units of measurement.

In science, Year 4 will be using our learning about electricity to create mini-hoovers (with simple circuits) for our tables . We will incorporate learning about switches to bring about a wider discussion on saving electricity. In addition, we will be completing a lesson on pitch and how different size objects (diameter, length) affect how high or low a sound is.

In lower Key Stage 2, children are encouraged to read every night and record this in their books. All children have access to a wide variety of books. Children have the opportunity to choose a book of their choice and also a book levelled at their ability. Parents can support their children's learning through reading with them every day, taking children to the local library to read about our topics, and by practicing the times tables with them.  For some information on how to help your children at home, and also to download another copy of your childrens homework, please click here

We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you are able to visit the school or help in any way, please contact your child’s class teacher.

We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you are able to visit the school or help in any way, please contact your child’s class teacher.

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If you have any questions about our years 3/4 phase, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with our phase leader Miss James.