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. Please could you support your child at home when completing homework, to ensure they have the correct pencil grip and a sharp pencil.
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.
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!
Currently, we are writing diary entries based on the book 'Anglo-Saxon boy'. We enjoyed learning our story map and can't wait to find out what happens next. We also had an Anglo-Saxon visitor raid our classroom! Luckily, they stuck around and we had the chance to interview them.
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 measuring length, height and area. 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.
To help, here are some games your children could use to practise at home.
Hit the Button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
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.
Currently, we are learning all about the invasion of Britain by the Anglo-Saxons in our new topic 'Raiders and Traders'. Throughout this topic, we will be investigating 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. Our DT project will be to make our own Anglo-Saxon purses.
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.
At the moment, our Science topic electricity and we will be learning about where electricity comes from, electrical circuits and what electrical conductors are.
We have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. On Mondays, we will have lessons with our PE coach. On Mondays we are learning to play hockey and on Wednesdays we are creating gymnastic routines.