Welcome to Seahorse Class. We are a class of Year 3 and Year 4 children. Our teacher is Miss Pearson and Miss Boulton is our fabulous teaching assistant.
A piece of either Maths or English homework goes out once a week on a Wednesday and is due in the following Wednesday. Please could you support your child at home when completing homework, to ensure they have the correct pencil grip and a sharp pencil.
Spellings for the week are handed out on a Wednesday to take home and learn before their spelling test the following Wednesday. Please help your child with their practise.
Regular reading is invaluable for children. We encourage the children to take their school reading books home and to read to an adult each night. This reading practise must be recorded in their reading records. Once your child is confident with their book, they can then take their quiz on Accelerated Reader.
We linked our English work in the first half-term to our topic 'Chariot Champions'. We used the texts 'Empire's End: A Roman Story' and 'Roman Solider's Handbook' in our Guided Reading sessions to inspire our writing and develop our reading skills. Our current writing genre is 'legends'. We are using the book 'When the Giant Stirred' by Celia Godkin to help us write legends of our own.
We started the year by learning all about place value and have since moved onto Addition and Subtraction. We will begin working on Multiplication and Division towards the end of the Autumn term. Timestables will be practiced daily in school and should be practiced often at home as well.
Year 3 pupils should know their 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x, 6x and 8x.
Year 4 pupils should know all of their timestables up to 12 x 12.
To help, here are some games your children could use to practise at home.
Hit the Button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Our first topic this year is called 'Chariot Champions'. Throughout this topic we will be travelling back in time to learn about the Romans. We research Roman mosaic tiles to inspire our own designs. We then made our own mosaics out of clay. Here are our finished results!
Our current topic is 'Extreme Earth'. Throughout this topic, we will be extending our geographical knowledge and learning about volcanoes and earthquakes. We will also be attempting to design and make our own earthquake proof buildings in DT.
Our topic fact sheets give you some more information about what we will be covering throughout the topic. They can be seen here:
We started the year learning all about light. To link our Science work to our topic, we will be investigating how the Romans could have used light to their advantage when in battle.We also investigated shadows and made shadow puppets to tell the story of Boudicca.
Our current Science topic is on Forces and Magnets. In this unit we will be investigating what a force is and what forces act around us.
We have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. On Mondays, we will have lessons with our PE coach.