Welcome to Seahorse Class. We are a class of Year 3 and Year 4 children. Our teacher is Miss Pearson and Miss Boulton is our fabulous teaching assistant.
A piece of either Maths or English homework goes out once a week on a Wednesday and is due in the following Wednesday. This will be uploaded onto Class Dojo.
Spellings for the week are handed out on a Wednesday to take home and learn before their spelling test the following Wednesday. Please help your child with their practise.
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. Once your child is confident with their book, they can then take their quiz on Accelerated Reader. https://ukhosted49.renlearn.co.uk/2250969/
We linked our English work in the first half-term to our topic 'Chariot Champions'. We used the texts 'Empire's End: A Roman Story' and 'Roman Solider's Handbook' in our Guided Reading sessions to inspire our writing and develop our reading skills.
For our topic, Extreme Earth, we were writing legends. We used the book 'When the Giant Stirred' by Celia Godkin to help us write legends of our own and they were amazing!
Whilst schools were closed, we looked at poetry. We used lockdown as inspiration and decided to write list poems about our homes and how they have changed over the past year. We used similes, metaphors and personification to bring our homes and their contents to life!
During our Anglo-Saxon topic, we looked at writing diary entries based on the book 'Anglo-Saxon Boy'. We had lots of opportunities to practice our speaking and listening skills when an Anglo-Saxon visitor raided our classroom! Luckily for us, they stuck around and we had the chance to interview them.
Currently, we are learning to write a setting description and we are using a video about the Day of the Dead to inspire our writing.
We started the year by learning all about place value and have since moved onto Calculation including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We are currently investigating properties of shapes. Timestables will be practiced daily in school and should be practiced often at home as well.
Year 3 pupils should know their 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x, 6x and 8x.
Year 4 pupils should know all of their timestables up to 12 x 12.
Each time your practice your times tables on timestables.co.uk, you earn a medal. I wonder how many you can collect?
Our first topic this year is called 'Chariot Champions'. Throughout this topic we travelled back in time to learn about the Romans. We researched Roman mosaic tiles to inspire our own designs. We then made our own mosaics out of clay. Here are our finished results!
Our next topic was 'Extreme Earth'. We learned all about how volcanoes are made and earthquakes are formed. We investigated how buildings can be made so that they are earthquake-proof and designed our own.
We really enjoyed our topic 'Raiders and Traders'. Throughout the topic, we investifated why Britain was invaded again after the Romans left, as well as looking slightly further ahead in history to 1066 and the Battle of Hastings. During our DT lessons, we made our own Anglo-Saxon purses using running stitch and cross stitch. We explored the features of an Anglo-Saxon purse found at Sutton Hoo and compared them to modern day purses, to create our final design.
Currently, our topic is 'Countries and Capitals'. Throughout this topic we will be developing our geographical skills and identifying different countries in the northern hemisphere. We will also be investigating how Europe has changed over the past 100 years as well as the similarities and differences between a range of European capital cities.
Our topic fact sheets give you some more information about what we will be covering throughout the topic. They can be seen here:
We started the year learning all about light. To link our Science work to our topic, we will be investigating how the Romans could have used light to their advantage when in battle.We also investigated shadows and made shadow puppets to tell the story of Boudicca.
During our topic work about volcanoes and earthquakes, we investigated different forces, including gravity and friction, and thought about when these forces act in our lives! We really enjoyed investigating magnets at home too.
Our last Science topic was electricity. We learned about where electricity comes from and built our own electrical circuits. We also explored why we need switches in circuits.
At the moment, our Science topic is plants and we will be investigating what a plant needs to grow well. We will also learn about the life cycle of a plant.
We have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. On Mondays, we will have lessons with our PE coach. At the moment, we are learning to play cricket.