Welcome to Years 3 & 4

Welcome back! We hope you have enjoyed the summer break and are ready for the new academic year. Please see below for all the information for Autumn 1.

 

PE:

Class Led by Doncaster Rovers
Class 7 Every Tuesday
Class 8 Every Tuesday
Class 9 Every Tuesday

Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school on these days (indoor and outdoor and appropriate footwear).  If it is easier, encourage your child to bring their PE kit on a Monday and take it home on a Friday.

 

Reading:

We appreciate that you are extremely busy, but reading at home with a parent, carer, older sibling or friend, is so important for all our children. It strengthens their confidence, fluency and inference skills and backs up the important work we do at school. So please make time to hear your child read. Please do not forget to sign in their reading diary each time your child reads. We expect the children to read a minimum of 3 times per week at home. If your child does read 3 times, they will be entered into the Reader Leader competition where they could win prizes!

 

We will provide your child with a book from school, but feel free to also read books you have at home and also log this down in your child’s reading diary.

 

Spellings:

Year 3/4 are expected to learn 108 curriculum words over the academic year. The children will cover the same spellings 3/4 times over the academic year to ensure the spelling pattern is embedded and can be used confidently within written work. As part of the weekly literacy homework, your child will be expected to practise a number of these spelling each week and put them into sentences. Provided at the back of this letter is a copy of all 108 spelling words for you to refer to at home.

 

Handwriting:

We will be expecting all our children to join their handwriting and we will be practising regularly in class. If there is any opportunity at home where you could reinforce and practise handwriting that would be a great help. If handwriting is of a high quality consistently across all writing, then pen licences will be handed out. Provided at the back of this letter is a copy of the handwriting paper for you to use at home. If you need anymore, feel free to speak to any of the Y3/4 team.

 

Grammar:

There are a wealth of grammar websites available for the children to practise spelling and grammar at home, here are just a few:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

http://www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames.html

 

 

Times Tables

Times table knowledge and practise will be a target for all children throughout the academic year. By the end of Year 4, the children should be able to recall at speed all of their times tables up to 12×12. www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button and YouTube times tables songs are great websites to use to help with times tables. Please encourage your child to practise their tables as much as possible as they will be completing a times tables test on a weekly basis in maths.

 

Content Overview:

Subject What your child will be learning
Literacy Grammar (nouns, verbs, adjectives, full stops, fronted adverbials)

Literacy: Iron Giant text, character description, diary entry, newspaper report

Maths Place Value (ones, tens, hundreds, thousands)

Addition and subtraction (column methods)

Length and Perimeter

Data and graphs

Multiplication

Science Electricity
PSHE / Circle Time

 

-Weekly circle time

-Bullying and feelings

ICT ‘I-Jam’ session with the ICT specialists, on Thursday afternoons.
RE  What is it like to be a Christian in Britain today?
Topic  Mighty Metals

 

Homework:

Homework will be handed out every week. Please encourage your child to complete any homework given. It really does make a difference to your child’s progress within school. Homework includes:

  • Reading at home a minimum x3 per week
  • Times tables practice
  • Literacy / Spelling / Handwriting practice
  • Online Maths tasks (more information on this to follow)

 

Friday’s Star of the Week Assembly:

Star of the Week Assembly will be held every Friday at 9am in the hall. Your class teacher will inform you if you are invited to attend.

Finally, we would like to thank you for your continued support. If you need to see any of the phase 3/4 team, please feel free to catch us either before or after school.

Spellings