Year 3 and 4 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Year 3 and Year 4
3C - Miss Cassidy
3MW - Ms Mohamed and Mrs Walker
4M - Miss McCauley
4J - Mr Jones
Phase TAs - Mrs Weir, Mr McMahon, Miss McDermot, Mrs Mainwaring and Mrs Dutton
Welcome to Lower Key Stage 2! We are very excited to welcome you all back to school.
There's plenty here for you to explore. Please check regulary for updates and important dates for our classes.
We are looking forward to the Autumn term and sharing our exciting learning journey with you.Autumn 1 This half term we are working hard to learn our times tables. In June, our Y4 children will take a times tables check and all children in Years 3 and 4 can practise for this here: TIMES TABLES CHECK You have 5 seconds to answer each question so you need to be quick AND careful! Can you improve your score each time you play? Don't forget to use TT Rockstars and battle your friends and other classes!
In Maths we will be learning all about place value... Use Hit the Button to become experts with our timetables. This is essential for our place value knowledge.
Reading - We read or share texts at least 3 times a day at school. We have a text that we base our English work around and this half term it begins with Six Dots for Year 3 and Resist for Year 4. We also have a book that our teachers read to us on a daily basis and we have a guided or shared reading session. We are currently enjoying a classic - Charlotte's Web. Year 3 This half term, Y3 will be reading Six Dots by Jen Bryant. It is an inspiring picture book biography of Louis Braille - a blind boy determined to read that he invented his own alphabet. We will be making lots of inferences and predictions, looking at the features of diary entries, non-chronological reports and onomatopoeia poems with the aim to draft, write and edit them. We will also receive a visit from Vanessa Ikin from Wirral Vision support who will share some resources and also give us the opportunity to use a Braille typewriter to create our own names in Braille. Year 4 Year 4 are currently reading 'Resist' by Tom Palmer. 'Resist' is set in 1943 during World War 2. The main character in the book is named Edda and she is based off the infamous Audrey Hepburn. Year 4 will discover what life was like for a young person during a troubling time period. This touching tale goes through time to show how much resilience and courage a young child can have to defy the Nazi occupation in the Netherlands. We can't wait to follow Edda along in her captivating journey.
We will continue to work hard to ensure our learning enters our long term memory by recapping and retrieving previously learnt knowledge.
Our children have Break the Mould teaching this term to support our children with their leadership skills. They will be working with the coaches to become mentors on our yard. They will become play leaders by the end of the term and will be used as an example in our phase.
Please ensure that you come into school dressed appropriately - white t-shirt and black shorts or a plain jogging suit. No branded tracksuits should be worn for P.E