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year 3 and 4 have been making traditional mayan xocolatl - the drink of the gods!
year 4 have been building dens in forest schools
Year 4 lesson on weight
This week we have been learning about countries that produce chocolate. We located the 10 countries that produce the most chocolate on a map and identified the equator, tropic of cancer and tropic of capricorn. We learned all about different kinds of climate and discovered that chocolate producing countries have a tropical climate. We have started to find out about what these countries are like. Posters coming soon... !
Our topic overview and homelearning
Well done to everyone who has brought in something to show us about Australia, especially those who have been creating information books and power point presentations at home!
We have been learning about the key features of nonfiction texts. We wrote our own information pages about Australian animals. Here are some for you to look at!
An updated timetable for Year 3 and 4...
Multiplication and Division
Over the next few weeks, Year 4 will be learning more about multiplication and division. Being able to recall multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12 is a really useful skill. Please practice this at home using TT Rockstars.
Can you make a multiplication square?
In the dark!
Click here to download our homelearning for this half term.
Our topic is 'In the Dark'. Here are some of the things we will be learning about this half term.
Well done to everyone who completed homelearning activities this half term. Here are a few for you to see!
A Bed Made for a prince or princess!
Year 3 have been having fun making a bed for 'The Princess and the Pea', with an actual pea underneath! All this excitement was had to support and enrich their learning about instruction writing. The writing from this experience was very precise and well ordered using imperatives and adverbs as well as a variety of time connectives! All of which you can enjoy reading in their books!
tutorials on drawing cartoon royalty
THINGS LOOK AMAZING UNDER A MICROSCOPE!
Fluency with number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 is really important and will help children with the addition and subtraction they are doing in their lessons. Please can parents help us practise number bonds at home, you could call out a number and ask them to shout back what goes with it to make 100. We could also play online games, such as 'hit the button'.
Maths - Addition and subtraction
Over the next few weeks we will be developing our skills in addition and subtraction. Please click here to view our calculation policy to see how we will be taught in school, and how you could help us practise at home. Additional activities will be added to our class page so that parents and children can work together at home.
In Art this week we designed and made shoe box dioramas to show scenes from the Princess and the Pea. Have a look at some of our creations! Can you work out which scene of the story each one represents?
In computing we have been learning how easy it is for people to create websites, and that it's a good idea to check facts on 3 different websites (or in books) before believing them to be true. Click here for some 'real' information about the BFG and animals. Click here to read some 'real' information about our school. Do you believe what you read on our website?
Our topic in maths is Place Value.
- Support children in Year 3 with the maths they are learning at the moment by working through these at home.
- Support children in Year 4 with the maths they are learning at the moment by working through these at home.
Year 4 wrote about the princess and the pea
Here are a few of our stories...
How you can help us at home...
Reading should be an enjoyable activity that children love! It is recommended that children read to an adult at home least 3 times each week. They should fly through books from their book band, changing their book regularly. It is helpful if children keep their reading record up to date to keep track of their reading. Children who are confidently reading at brown level and above may choose one additional book from the school or classroom library (that is not at their band) to read at home.
It is expected that most children will start Year 3 fairly confident with their 2,5 and 10 times tables up to x12, including the associated division facts (e.g. as 12 x 2 is 24, we know that 24 divided by 12 is 2). Children should practise these tables at home until they can quickly and accurately recall them in a mixed up order. Using TimesTables Rock Stars is a great way to do this. In Year 3, children will learn the 3, 4 then 8 times tables at school. They should practise each of these in turn at home (including the associated division facts) so that by the end of Year 3 they can quickly and accurately recall them in a mixed up order. Going over other times tables regularly will help children with their number fluency.
By the start of Year 4, most children should therefore be confident with the 2,5,10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables. Children will need to work on these at home if they find any of these times tables tricky. TimesTables Rock Stars will help them with this. In year 4 they will learn the 6,7,9,11 and 12 times tables at school. They should practise each of these in turn at home (including the associated division facts) so that by the end of Year 4 they can quickly and accurately recall any timestable question up to 12x12. Going over all the times tables regularly will help children with their number fluency.
It is recommended that children practise their times tables for a few minutes at least 3 times each week.
It is expected that most children will be able to spell most of these 100 words before they start in Year 3. It will help children with their writing if they practice these words at home by writing silly sentences and playing spelling games, perhaps focusing on a different card each week, until they are confident with these spellings.
We will be learning further spellings in Year 3 and 4 and will soon be following the Read Write inc scheme. Children will be expected to learn a set of words each week, sometimes completing a spelling activity at home to help practise.