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Year 3 and 4

Summer Term 2021

 

Before we inform you of activities and events that will be happening in Year 3 and 4 during the Summer, we would first of all like to welcome you- we hope that we will all be able to work together in the spirit of our school motto:

'Together with Christ Everyone Achieves More'.

 

 

As the school term develops, we will post information and examples of the children’s work on the Year 3 and 4 pages of the school website or our school Twitter account.

 

Welcome back! We hope that you had a restful break! 

As we enter the final term of our academic year all of our learning will be based on the topic ‘Rainforests’.   

 

Tag Rugby has now ended and the children will be taking part in their P.E. lessons on Tuesdays. (They will still need to come to school in their outdoor kit for these sessions)

 

Swimming (y4) and basketball (y3) will continue to be taught on a Wednesday afternoon.

 

 

 

English

  •  Non-Fiction. Explanation texts. Children explore the language and organisational features of explanation texts through examples of visual, verbal and written explanations. They create their own explanations in a variety of forms, culminating in the delivery of an explanatory lesson on how to get the 'pop star look'.
  • Adverbials and using fronted adverbials
  • Plurals, possessions and apostrphes
  • Playscripts- children will explore a playscript set in Vietnam. They look at the differences between how the characters see themselves and how others see them. They will write an ending for a new playscript based on the traditional tale of Rumpelstiltskin. 
  • Information texts based on ‘Rainforests’
  •  ‘Tanglewood Animal Park– Baby Zebra Rescue’ by Tamsyn Murray.

 

 

End of year 4 expectations for English.

Þ I can spell most words correctly. (Please speak to your child’s class teacher about the Y3 and Y4 National Curriculum spelling lists)

Þ I can write neatly, legibly and accurately, maintaining a joined style.

Þ I can use paragraphs to organise my writing although may not always be accurate

Þ I can use fronted adverbials and use a comma afterwards.

Þ I can evaluate and edit by proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences.

Þ I can extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although.

Þ I can use sophisticated conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause.

Þ I can use the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense. Present perfect tense is used for activities that started in the past but are still true now, or have an effect on what is happening now. My friend Kashaan has lived in this town for five years. We have been best friends all that time

Þ I can use inverted commas accurately.

Þ I can use the possessive apostrophe accurately in words with regular and irregular plurals e.g. girls’, boys’, children’s.

 

 

Author Study

Each term we will be focusing on a famous children’s Author. Our Key Author this term is Tamsyn Murray

 

 

Maths

Number and Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Shape

Multiplication and Division

Fractions

Volume and Capacity

Money

Decimals

Co-ordinates

Statistics

 

R.E.

Following the Easter holidays, the children will be introduced to accounts of the Resurrection appearances of Christ in the four Gospels. They will learn about the different reactions of people to the news that Christ was alive. In this unit the children will study the story of the Ascension and will learn about Christian belief in the presence of Christ in the world today. Then the children will learn about the prayer life of Jesus as he grew up in the Jewish faith. The children will be introduced to some prayers from the Old Testament and they will consider the importance Jesus attached to prayer.  We will also study the story of Pentecost and identify the effects that it had upon the disciples. 

 

 

 

Science

Plants

  • identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers
  • explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
  • investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
  • explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal

 

Living things and their habitats

Pupils should be taught to:

  • recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things

 

Geography

South America 

Rainforests

 

 Art and D&T

  •  Designing and making mini greenhouses.
  • Henri Rousseau Art

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

Mathematics - Parent Newsletters

Animals in Hands

Design and Technology - Making Mini Greenhouses

Computing - Using Logo

We enjoy reading fiction and non-fiction books.

City of Culture

Science

Autumn Term Gallery

Computer Coding and Debugging

Science Investigations

Some of the Year 4 represented our school at Bishop Ullathorne in a History competition. They gave a presentation on Boudicca and won a gift voucher as a prize.

We enjoyed sewing today. We also made some Roman coin purses.

 


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