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Year 3/4 Spring Term 2023

 

 

 

Welcome back! 

We hope that you have had an enjoyable and restful holiday. Our new Spring Term topic is 'Home and Away. We will be discovering and exploring our local area' Hillfields' and City life. 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy and language

Fiction: The children will explore the theme of relationships, suspicion and trust within stories. They will also explore how poets use of language can create images and emotions.

Non-fiction: The children will be developing their knowledge of information texts represented in a variety of styles, in a magazine feature format. They will also explore recounts and journalistic texts.

 

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  'Grace Nicholls.'

We hope that the children will enjoy reading her texts and completing some of the activities we have planned for them so that they are enthused about reading!

 

 

These are the units of study we will be studying this term.

  • Number and Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Properties of Shape1
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions
  • Position and Direction
  • Measures: Mass
  • Time

 

Don't forget to keep practising times table facts. Click on the link to access the Mathsframe website to test your knowledge. Mathsframe Multiplication Tables Check

 

 

 Christmas

Jesus Teaches us how to Pray

The Old Testament

Lent

Holy Week

 

States of Matter:

  •  Solids and Liquids
  • Investigating Gases
  • Heating/cooling
  • Water - Changing states
  • Evaporation
  • Condensation
  • The Water Cycle

 

Home and Away:

  • Our Local Area/ St Lucia
  • Human and physical features of our local area
  • Field Work based on our local area
  • Map work

 

  • Georges Seurat and Pointillism

 

  • Touch typing
  • Coding

 

 

 

Recorders

 

Swimming (y4)

Tag Rugby

Gymnastics

 

  •  Why Learn Languages?
  • Greetings and classroom instructions
  • Numbers 1-10
  • Phonics
  • Colours
  • Family
  • Food

 

 

 

A Visit From The Police Community Support Officers

Animals in Hands

Design and Technology - Mini Greenhouses

Coventry - City of Culture

We made these tiles which will be displayed in Pool Meadow Bus Station, Coventry.

Planting Seeds

Computing - Coding and Debugging 


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