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Year 3/4

Welcome to 3/4!


What we are learning


In English this term, we will be writing descriptive stories. This will involve the children learning new stories and basing rewriting their own. Weekly spellings will be given on Friday each week and tested on the following Friday. They will be given a spelling sheet and wordsearch and are asked to complete these and return them to school. It is important children are reading at home and that reading is recorded in their homework diaries. Children can record the reading in the diary themselves.



The children are focusing on all areas of maths and will be practising arithmetic weekly. We are focussed on becoming fluent in fundamental maths skills. The children enjoy using programs in school such as Active Learn. These are also accessible at home and children have their login details in their reading diaries.



In the first half of the term, the children will be learning about the human body. In the second half of the term they will be .



In History this half term, Base 6 will be learning about the Dark Ages. We will be learning facts about life in that time and using sources to help us find out more about their lives.



Next half term in Geography, Base 6 will be learning about Trade and Tourism.



We will be using the school values of collaboration and positivity this term. We will focus on building ambition and being proud of ourselves.



In RE we are learning about celebrations. We are looking at how they celebrate important times in their lives.



The children are developing their fitness and learning yoga this half term. Next half term we will be covering hockey and dance. Base 6's PE day will be Thursday and children come to school in PE kit.



In Art, we will develop our drawing skills. We will be making jewellery later in the term.


D and T-

In D and T, the children will be designing and constructing an outdoor shelter.



In computing this term, children will be learning about online safety, privacy, online bullying and online wellbeing.



Important dates

Tuesday and Thursday are our PE days this term. Children should bring their kit in on a Monday and take it home on Friday to be washed then return it the following Monday.

Spellings are usually set on a Monday and tested on Friday. The children need to practise their reading every day at home as well as continued practise of their times tables.