Welcome to Willow 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. On Friday afternoons, Mrs Dudfield teaches us our RE and SMSC lessons.
A piece of either Maths or English homework goes out once a week on a Friday and is due in the following Friday. This will be uploaded onto Class Dojo.
Spellings for the week are also uploaded on a Friday, to learn before their spelling test the following Friday. 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/
In English we have written some amazing character descriptions, using Stig of the Dump as our inspiration. We focussed on adding detail to our writing through descriptive devices such as similes, metaphors and expanded noun phrases. We have also been exploring extending our sentences using a range of coordinating conjunctions (the FANBOYS). We are currently learning how to write a set of instructions.
We started the year looking at the place value of 3-digit and 4-digit numbers. We are now using this knowledge and applying it to our work on addition and subtraction.
In school we regularly practise our times tables.
Year 3 pupils should know their 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x, 8x.
Year 4 pupils should know all of their times tables up to 12 x 12.
Everyone 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?
Our first topic this year is called 'Hunter Gatherers' where we will be learning all about The Stone Age. We will be learning about what the Stone Age was, when it was and who lived during this period.
During our Art lessons we will be learning about cave paintings. Here we are exploring the caves underneath our desks, to explore different cave paintings and work out what story they are trying to tell.
For our DT project, we will be researching and baking our own Stone Age bread and butter.
In our Computing lessons, we will be learning how to create our own animations and in our Music lessons, we will be learning to play the recorder.
Our topic fact sheets give you some more information about what we will be covering throughout the topic. They can be seen here:
Our first Science unit this year was Sound. During this unit, we observed how sound is created and how it travels to our ears through making string telephones. We made our own set of panpipes to explore pitch and we have also investigated what happens to a sound as it travels away from a source. We are about to start our new unit of work, Earth and Space.
We have PE on Mondays with our PE coach. Please ensure you have a full and labelled PE kit. On Thursdays, Year 3 and 4 will be going swimming.