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This term we going back in time to the Iron Age to learn all about the Celts and their settlements. 

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To view a copy of this year's long term plan please click the link below-

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 We begin this half term with the fascinating fiction story, Weslandia. Our imaginations will travel to a new settlement, a civilisation created by one unique boy, Wesley. 

Through our English lessons we will cover the following;

  • Fiction and Non-fiction reading/writing
  • Creative extended writing
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension
  • Guided reading tasks
  • Active Learn in class and at home
  • Read, write inc spelling and phonics
  • Fortnightly spellings

In Year 3/4 we are teaching for mastery in our maths lessons. Through carefully planned teaching and the support of a 'Power Maths' scheme we enable all children to access the maths curriculum at their level and open up opportunities for all children to work within a mastery approach. 

Mastering maths means pupils acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. The phrase ‘teaching for mastery’ describes the elements of classroom practice and school organisation that combine to give pupils the best chances of mastering maths.Achieving mastery means acquiring a solid enough understanding of the maths that’s been taught to enable pupils to move on to more advanced material.

As a teaching team across phase and with teaching assistants, we work closely to plan, assess and evaluate each lesson to ensure the needs of every child are met. Additional time can be given in the afternoons or mornings if a child has struggled with a concept or we feel they need some pre learning to aid them in their understanding. 

The children also have access to TTrockstars, Mymaths and Numbots to support their Maths progression through app and online resources. 

This term Year 3 will focus on the following topics;

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Money
  • Statistics
  • Length 
  • Fractions
  • Problem Solving 
  • Times Tables

And Year 4:

  • Measure- Perimeter
  • Multiplication and Division 
  • Measure- Area 
  • Fractions 
  • Decimals 
  • Problem Solving 
  • Times Tables

Religious teaching takes place throughout the school day with daily prayers, whole school and class worship and the sharing of our gospel values. Each term we focus on a particular area of the curriculum taken from the Diocese scheme of work:

  • A non-christian unit on Hinduism- Places of Worship
  •  Easter- Betrayal and Trust

Alongside our geography curriculum (see link at top of page), we have been looking at our chosen class city of Madrid. This work began in Transition week and the children took a keen interest in researching and discovering how life in Madrid compares to ours here in Warrington. We continue to grow our knowledge and are adding to our Madrid display as the year goes on. 

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'How much did the Ancient Egyptians achieve?'

Though this half term we are completing  geography based topic, we continue to remember what we learnt last half term and use our History working wall to aid our knowledge and understanding of the Egyptians and their achievements. 

States of matter

We will compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases . Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C) · The children will identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature. 

Throughout the year we cover a number of PE skills, games and health and wellbeing.

PE is every Thursday afternoon so the children will need full PE kit in school. As we are in the Winter months, the children will need outdoor PE kit as we use the playgrounds and running track. 

This term we are using the Real PE scheme to teach the children varying levels of skills, as well as games and running. 

From January 16th, Year 4 children will attend swimming lessons for 10 weeks during the PE afternoon. 

Our PE lessons will be supported by a PE specialist, Mr Taylor. 

As part of pur weekly class worship, the children are once again joined by the lovable Boris, to help us to be 'Heartsmart'. The children have been enjoying Boris' guidance as they display our Christian and school values to their peers and teachers. 

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Reading

Reading - please hear your child read at least 3 times per week and record this in their reading record.  Children also need to complete some Active Learn at home.

Spellings

Spellings - please help your child to learn their spellings. 

Spellings will run on a two week cyle.

The first Tuesday the children will be introduced to a new spelling unit and spelling pattern.

They will then have a pre test for their new spellings.

The spelling lists are then given out Friday and there will be a spelling test the following Thursday. 

How you can support us.

Maths - please help your child learn Times Tables. TTRockstars is a brilliant APP to help with this.  Additionally, children need to complete online maths learning using Mymaths and Numbots.

Please feel free to contact and talk to us in regards to any of your children’s needs.

Staff

Teacher- Mrs Locke

Class TA- Mrs Piazza

Support TA- Mr Hearn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events

Year 4 Swimming begins Thursday 16th January 

 
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