Welcome to Year 3/4

Our PE days this half term will be Monday and Wednesday, please come to school in your kit on those days.  

Reading books and records should be in school each day. Please read at home 5 times each week and record this in your reading record. This will be checked each Friday. 

This half term in English, we will be focusing on the text How to be a Viking, discussing, retelling and then rewriting our own story. Towards the end of term we will focus on some poetry.  

In maths, we will begin by refreshing ourselves on addition and subtraction. Then we will focus on multiplication and division. We will be becoming confident with using written methods for both.  

For the first two weeks, we will have blocked art lessons in the afternoons in which we will focus on texture and pattern. We will develop a range of mark-making techniques, make and use our own textured stamps for printing; draw a ‘flip’ pattern and recreate a famous and ancient geometric pattern. 

For the middle two weeks, we will have blocked science lessons in which we learn about staying healthy, and learning about skeletons and muscles.  

For the final two weeks of the half term, we will have blocked geography lessons. We will be learning about our local area, using maps and fieldwork skills.  

In RE, we will learn about Hinduism. We will focus on what a belief is, before learning about what Hindu’s believe and learning about their different key Gods and symbols. 

In music, we will be learning to play the ukulele.  

In PE, we will be looking at handball, dodgeball and invasion games. 

Our computing work will focus data, finding data from different sources, and inputting this into a computer.   

In Spanish, we will learn the colours, alphabet, days of the week and months of the year. 

In our PSHE work, we will be thinking about the world we live in, why there are rules and what responsibilities come with these rules.  

 

 

The Maths 99 club

 

 

 

The 99 Club is a great way for children to improve their mental maths skills, particularly their recall of multiplication and division facts. Children start in Year 1 with the 11 Club in which they practise doubling up to 10. When they get all 11 questions correct in the 11 club they will move on to the 22 club, then the 33 club etc. Children can therefore move through the clubs at their own pace. The club goes up to the 99 club in which children have to answer 99 multiplication and division questions correctly. After this, the children move on to the ‘ultimate’ – Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum challenges.
 
If your child would like to practise at home, please click on the icons for the questions and answers.