Year 3/4 - Sharks
Welcome to Sharks Class, Leintwardine Primary schools Year 3 & 4 class. Throughout the year we will be learning lots of fantastic things! In Sharks class, we encourage all of our children to take a large bite into their learning.
Our class is taught by Mr Foreman and supported by Mrs Blatchford.
Please check our page regularly to keep up to date with what we are getting up to in class as well as making sure that you are up-to-date will all the relevant information.
PE Days: Wednesday and Thursday.
Homework: Sent out every Tuesday and to be returned the following Monday.
Reading: Please read daily and make sure any reading is recorded in the reading diaries (We really want to win the reading miles)
Times tables: We will be starting to work on all the times tables up to x12. For your child to make good progress, please practise regularly. In school, we will be playing lots of games and singing lots of songs to make it fun.
To start the academic year, we will be focusing on spelling, punctuation and grammar. Following this, we will be writing a story about a video called 'Feast', which tells the tale of a dog and his meal.
Throughout the year we will be working hard with our spelling.
We are working really hard with our reading in Sharks class. For children to make excellent progress in reading, they need to be reading for 20 minutes a day, this can be at any time of your day; breakfast, dinner, bath time, before bed, while you cook, any time! As a class we really want to win the reading miles competition each week, so we can get the Friday prize! To get miles we need parents signature in our reading diaries. Each signature is 10 miles!
As a school, we have started using 'Accelerated Reader' this is a system that improves our reading scheme through the school and allows children to take a 'quiz' once they have finished each book.
We will start the half-term learning place value. For children to be able to learn the 'trickier' maths, they need a solid understanding of place value. Following this unit, we will be working on addition and subtraction. Finally, we will be starting to work on multiplication and division.
Times table bingo - https://mathsstarters.net/bingo
Hit the button - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Times table check simulator - https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/
Times tables Jack Hartmann - https://www.youtube.com/@JackHartmann/videos
BBC Bitesize times tables - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z97rdnb#zw6k7v4
Our topic is 'Why does it always rain on me?'. In our topic, we will learn about the water cycle, states of matter, flooding and why water is precious. Hopefully, we won't get too wet!
PE this half-term will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesdays, we will be doing RealPE, we will learn how to move our bodies and how to take part in team games. On Thursday, children will be learning dance with a professional dance instructor.
Our unit in PSHE is VIPs (Very Important Persons), and it will focus on relationships we have with our VIPs. We will look at friendships, how friendships are formed and maintained, and the qualities of a good friend. We will then move on to learning about disputes and bullying and will address strategies for coping with each of these.
In computing this term, we are going to be learning about coding. We are going to investigate how and why people code programmes. We are going to use lots of different commands and actions to create our own programmes. On PurpleMash, we will be using 2Code. Feel free to practise the different skills at home.
PurpleMash - https://www.purplemash.com/login/#/
For RE, we are going to learn about 'Creation'. We are going to find out how Christians believe the World was created. We will learn all about 'Creation' through songs, videos, art and Bible extracts.
In art this term, we will be sculpting vases. We will be gathering inspiration from other artists designs and creating our own. We will look at a range of different sculpting techniques.
Keep an eye out here for any pictures of our creations.