Foxes Class - Year 3/4
Mrs. J. Burbidge (Foxes Class Teacher Y3/4)
Mrs. N. Dunstone (PPA Teacher)
Mrs. S. Ely (LSA)
Years three and four are the first two years in Key Stage Two - or Lower Key Stage Two. The children's education is planned using the National Curriculum via our Creative Curriculum. We use cross-curricular projects in which subjects overlap to reinforce and compliment each other. Each project is planned carefully to meet the needs of the child. We aim to develop knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes necessary for the child's whole development and embrace 'Learning Without Limits'.
FOXES CLASS (Y3/4) NOTICES
YEAR THREE/FOUR - FOXES CLASS
TOMB RAIDERS WOW DAY!
FOXES CLASS 2022-2023
Welcome to our Foxes Class page and a brand new school year (along with new class names)! The children will return on Monday 5th September where they will start their journey in Year 3/4.
The first week back will be our induction week where we will create class contracts and revisit expectations of learning and behaviour. The week will end with the sharing of our learning with the rest of the school. In a couple of weeks time (day to be confirmed) we will have our Ancient Egypt Wow Day to launch our Term One/Two project.
All messages and displays of work will be sent through our ClassDojo system. This is where you can get in contact to ask questions, see children's learning and stay up-to-date with everything that is happening in Year 3/4 and in the school.
YEAR THREE 2021-2022
The children alongside the Year Four children performed a play that they had learnt in just over a week. They were amazing. The acting, reading, performing, dancing and singing was very enthusiastic. Well done to all those who participated.
This terms project title is, 'Plants of the Rainforest'. The children will becoming botanists and studying the plants of the rainforest through exploring how plants grow and their life cycles. They will also be creating artwork and models of plants.
World Book Day
The children wore pyjamas to school to celebrate reading before bedtime. There was also a decorate a potato or wooden spoon competition which they decorated into their favourite book characters.
Term 3: Remarkable Romans
This term the children have been exploring how remarkable the Romans are. The children have begun to explore the reasons that the Romans wanted to invade Britain, how big the Roman Empire was and why their soldiers were effective at fighting.
The children's learning has seen them create amazing Roman shields and learn how to form defensive formations with them. They have also started to learn how to design Roman houses.
Welcome to a new school year. Over the next two terms, the children's topic is titled, 'Stones and Sundials'. The children will be exploring Prehistoric Britain from the Stone Age through to the Iron Age.
Terms 5-6 How does our body work?
Over the next two terms, the children will be learning about how their bodies work. They will be learning; the names of the human body, the names of the muscles, what the function of the skeleton is, how the bones and muscles work together, what the names and functions of different teeth are, how our digestive system works and studying food chains.
Terms 3-4 How does our world rage?
World Book Day
For World Book Day the children had the opportunity to dress in their PJ's. They also brought in their favourite book. They created book reviews, favourite character descriptions and some even made models of their favourite characters.
The children have been studying how volcanos are formed and what happens during a volcanic eruption. In order to demonstrate their knowledge, the children built models out of modroc, painted them and then erupted them.
PE- Join in with Joe Wicks PE lesson for 30 minutes a day. Watch live at 9.00 or you can do it anytime throughout the day.
Art- Draw with Rob on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpgrJijMpk_pyp9uTbxLdg
Be creative…build something out of Lego, help in the kitchen (baking, preparing snacks or meals), play in the garden or learn a new skill.
SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION:
Weekly spellings. Spellings for the rest of this term are saved above. Encourage your child to practise them in different ways. E.g. write in sentences, create a word search, bubble writing.
Reading. Reading 5 times a week (please send an email to us on a Friday letting us know how many times you have read at home so that I can award house points). Please also continue with this terms reading challenge (Reading challenge>).
Timestables. Learning the 3, 4 and 8 times tables using the TT Rockstars website (see below for link) and arithmetic skills on the Numbots website.
Project Home Learning (Optional Homework Grid>)
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ Use the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to access free resources
Reading is taught in many different ways: weekly guided reading (group discussions based around a text), shared reading (quality whole class texts) and reading across the curriculum. The focus across Key Stage 2 is on children's comprehension skills and how well they understand what they have read. You can support your child at home by hearing them read aloud at least 5 times a week (even if they are a fluent reader!) and asking them questions about what they have read.
Book-band books - children can independently change their reading books as appropriate. Please ensure you child reads a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Worlebury Reading Response Questions- You child will have brought home a bookmark with prompts to help you at home with questions and activities you can do with your child to extend their understanding of the text.
Library - the school library is available to children and as a class we will try to visit once a week. Children are allowed to take home a maximum of 2 books that can be anything of their choice.
Caught Reading Photo Challenge> Where is the coolest place you've read a book? We are looking for the best pictures of you reading in amazing spaces, adults included!
If you have any questions about your child's reading or how reading is taught at Worlebury St Paul's, please do not hesitate to come and see us.