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Years 3-4

Welcome to Years 3 - 4

Summer 1 2023


The name of our topic this half term is Water, Water Everywhere and our literacy texts are linked to it. First of all we will be reading The Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber set in the Cornish seaside fishing village of Mousehole. We will then take ourselves off to the beautiful Okavango Delta in Botswana to find out more about the Enchantress of the Sands.


This term Y3/4 are doing Forest School on a Thursday afternoon.


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!



 I want the children to focus on spellings, times tables and reading. Every week the children will get a set of spellings based on our spelling focus, topic words and the Y 3/4 statutory word list. 


To help prepare Y4 for the multiplications table check this 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 practising any you are not sure about.



Get in touch if you have any questions.



Helen Murray



WHat's been happening....

The children in Y3/4 had lot of fun taking part in a glow dodgeball tournament at Oakhill collage.


Mrs Murray

March 2023


Glow dodgeball

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


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


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