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Years 3-4

Welcome to Years 3 - 4

Welcome back to Spring 1 2023

 

Happy New Year everybody. This term in English we are in a bit of a dilemma because we are going to immerse ourselves in dilemma stories and poetry.We will use these to inspire our own dilemma stories. The books and authors we will be looking at include Michael Rosen's Chocolate Cake,  Allan Alberg's I Did Something Wrong once, and David Layton's The Balaclava Boys. We will also be reading Ann Fine's funny and thought provoking novel Bill's New Frock. Our topic this term is Art of Food and the children will be learning about and then using persuasive techniques to create an advert for a healthy, but not popular food stuff!

 

This term it is Forest School for Y3/4 on a Thursday afternoon. Children can come into school on Thursday's in their Forest School gear. Remember to pack a change of clothes if the weather looks particularly wet and cold.

 

We are going to continue with our weekly prize draw. Children earn star tickets by reading at home and filling in their reading record. They can fill in their own records, but can we please ask that parents also sign it. The more they read, the more tickets they earn!

 

Homework

This half term there will be no grid. Instead I want you to focus on spellings, times tables and reading. Everyweek the children will get a set of spellings based on our spelling focus, topic words and the Y 3/4 statutory word list. There will be a test every Thursday.

 

To help prepare Y4 for the multiplications table check in the summer, they will be doing a test every week. We have covered all the times tables in year 4 up to 10 x 10. That only leaves the 11 and 12 and because they should all know the other times tables, they have already covered most of the 11 and 12 times table as well! Keep practising your tables regularly at home, especially the ones you are not so confident about.

 

This term Y3 will be learning their x 8 tables. It is expected by the end of Y3 children should be able to confidently recall their x2, x3, x4, x5, x8 and x10. Keep practisng any you are not sure about.

 

 

Get in touch if you have any questions.

 

 

Helen Murray

 

 30.12.22

h.murray@brennands.lancs.sch.uk

THIS WEEK IN Y3/4

We have been thinking about all the things we have learnt this term and using it to help us plan another short story that we will be completing next week.

 

SPELLINGS - PLEASE NOTE: NO SPELLING LIST FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS. INSTEAD I WILL BE GIVING THE CHILDREN AN UNSEEN TEST BASED ON OUR LEARNING THIS TERM. I HAVE PUT A SUMMARY OF THIS ON THE SPELLING SECTION BELOW.

 

Next week is assessment week and on Thursday the children in Y3/4 will be joined from other children from Clitheroe schools to enjoy a Forest School day.

 

Mrs Murray

3.2.23

 

Traditional Sports Day October 2022

The children had to visualise and build a 3D shape using 6 blobs of playdoh and 9 straws

First week back and getting to grips with place value

SPELLINGS

Please note the next 2 weeks tests are unseen, based on our learning from this term. A summary of the learning is below.

Mrs Murray 29.1.23

TIMES TABLES

Y3 revise your x 8 tables

Y4 revise all your times tables upto 12 x 12

Autumn 2022

 

 Try and practise your times tables regularly - there are resources below to help you. 

Y3: as well as x2,x5 and x10 by the end of Y3 you should also be able to quickly recall your x3,x4,x8.

 

Y4: By the end of Y4 you should be able to recall all your times tables up to 12 x 12

YEAR GROUP EXPECTATIONS

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