NEW! (April 2017) - Homework Learning Challenge information has been updated for the summer term.

Y3/4

Welcome to Year 3 and 4

The children are grouped in two mixed-aged classes taught by Miss Ripley (Class 5) and Mr Fisher (Class 6).

In the mornings, for Maths and Literacy, the classes are split into three small groups, with the third group taught by Mrs Wilcox. 

We are also lucky to be supported in Lower Key Stage 2 by our talented HLTAs and TAs, who bring a range of skills and knowledge to our team.

Mrs Brown, Mrs Gant and Mr Buxton work with a range of different children either in groups or on an individual basis.

Completing our Year 3 and 4 staff is Miss Huntington, who is with us for the academic year as a student teacher.

 

HOMEWORK CHALLENGES GRID - SUMMER TERM 2017

Our new Learning Challenges grid is now ready for the summer term. Click below to download a copy.

*  There are four compulsory task to be handed in by the date shown on the grid.

*  All other tasks are optional, although we encourage children to complete as many as they can.

* Merit points are awarded for each task, but they must be completed to a good standard.

* For some tasks the children may need some ideas, so below are links to help them.

Click here to download a copy of the Year 3 and 4 Homework Challenge grid. (Excel)

Click here to download a suggestion for making a simple bug hotel. (PDF)

Click here for ideas for making a paper aeroplane. (PDF)

Click here for examples of poems to learn and recite. (Word)

Summer Term 

During the Spring term will continue our local study as we look at Holme on Spalding Moor both geographically and historically. The history of the village will then lead us on to a wider study of Victorian Britain. We will find out about Queen Victoria and her family as well as looking at how the growth in industry changed towns in the country. One of the main aspects of the topic will be the investigation of what life was life for poor children.

In science we will investigate small creatures and their habitats before moving onto 'Mirror, mirror, light' looking at how light moves and reflects. Our computing work will look at data input as well as control technology.

Our art work will look at our local environment and how we can influence and change it through sculpture. In DT we will investigate money containers and mainly centre around sewing.

Finally, in PE, the children will mainly be outdoors, weather permitting and will take part in our athletics programme. In games they will learn strike and field skills in games such as cricket and Three-in-a-Bucket, which is an early introduction to rounders.

Please click here for a copy of the Year 3 and 4 curriculum newsletter for Summer 2017.

 

Spelling Bee photos

Timestable Mastermind 2017

Aims of Lower Key Stage 2 

One of our key aims in Lower Key Stage 2 is to help the children to develop greater levels of responsibility and independence. Children should enter the school building on their own and get themselves organised independently - this includes making sure they have all of their equipment for the day, such as reading books, PE kits, spelling sheets etc.

We aim to develop their confidence and self-belief and build up a love for learning, where it's important to have a go at difficult tasks and not be afraid to make mistakes.

Educational Visits

Year 4 children will get the chance to take part in the annual residential visit, which will take place on the Yorkshire coast in July 2017. This is an important part of developing independence and confidence.Full details will be shared with parents and children in due course. 

 

Residential letter - for a copy of the residential letter, please click on this link

Other Information

PE Kit

Children will need indoor PE kit on the following days:

Class 5 - Wednesdays

Class 6 - Fridays

Shared Games - Thursdays

Both classes will do outdoor PE on Thursdays when a change of footwear is required. Children may also bring tracksuit bottoms / joggers and a warm top such as a sweatshirt or hooded top. For all PE lessons, jewellery should be removed or covered with tape.

Homework tasks

Children should read each evening and practise their spellings (on given sheets). We also encourage children to practise their times tables regularly by thinking carefully about the tables they find tricky. Mathletics (click to go to the site) is also available as an online resource and children have their own logins and passwords.

Our second Homework Challenge Grid which has both compulsory and optional tasks for the children to complete should also be completed during the term. (see above)