Welcome to Hogwarts Class
Welcome to Hogwarts Class. We are a class of Year 3 and Year 4 children. Our teacher is Miss Pearson and on Friday afternoons, Mrs Organ teaches us RE and SMSC. Miss Boulton and Miss Ballard are our fabulous teaching assistants.
A piece of either Maths or English homework goes out once a week on a Monday and is due in the following Monday.
Spellings for the week are also sent home on a Monday, to learn before their spelling test on the Friday. Please help your child with their practise. Each child also has a login for Spelling Shed, to help them practise their spellings at home (https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/).
Regular reading is invaluable for children. We encourage the children to take their school reading books home and to read to an adult each night. This reading practise must be recorded in their reading records so that they can receive a Dojo point. Once your child is confident with their book, they can then take the quiz on Accelerated Reader. https://global-zone61.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/2250969
In English, we have been busy learning to write a variety of genres, including Playscripts, using Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as our inspiration. We are currently learning to write non-chronological reports about the Galapagos Islands.
Before Christmas, we all wrote entries for the Young Writers 100 word story competition called 'Crazy Creatures'. Some of our entries won the competition and are going to be published in a book!
We started the year learning about the place value in 3-digit and 4-digit numbers and we have been using this knowledge to support us when solving larger calculations. We have learned how to solve calculations using a variety of written methods including column addition and subtraction, and short multiplication. Our next unit of work will be Length and Perimeter.
In school we regularly practise our times tables to prepare children for the statutory multiplication assessment in the Summer term of Year 4. It is expected by the end of Year 4, children are able to recall multiplication facts up to 12 x 12.
Every child in Year 3 and 4 has an account for timestables.co.uk. Each time you practice your times tables on timestables.co.uk, you earn a medal. I wonder how many you can collect?
Legends and Longboats
Our current topic is called Legends and Longboats and has a History focus. We will be learning all about the Vikings! For more information check out our Topic fact sheets below.
Our Topic fact sheets give you some more information about what we will be covering throughout the topic. They can be seen here:
Topic Fact Sheet 3 - Legends and Longboats
Our current Science unit will see us learning about Properties and changes in materials, whilst continuing to develop key working scientifically skills.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays - PE lesson with Miss Jones (PE Coach) will take place on a Wednesday. Children will need their full PE kit, with warm trousers and trainers for autumn/winter.