Years 3 and 4
Welcome to Years 3 and 4.
Our class teachers are Mr Murdoch, Miss Dale, Miss Rosson and Mrs Sammons. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Dreher, Miss Robinson and Mrs Kelly
Our topics in Autumn 2
Welcome to Year 3/4. This term our creative curriculum topic will be Stone Age to Irone Age
- Know how tools changed during the Stone Age to make hunting more successful.
- Persuade an audience that the bow and arrow is a good hunting tool.
- Explain the different challenges of survival for early man.
- Know the names of some of the jobs that copper miners used to do.
- Name three reasons why people think Stonehenge might have been built.
- Explain how Stonehenge changed from the Stone Age onwards.
- Name two of the roles of Druids in Iron Age tribes.
- Name an important festival in the Druid calendar.
- Explain how homes changed from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.
- Explain how hillforts were designed to protect Iron Age tribes.
- In DT will be learning all about bread - tasting, designing, making and cooking our own bread.
We will have outdoor games with L.M.A on Tuesdays (Fridays for 3/4SR) so your child will need to come to school dressed in their school P.E. kit on Tuesday /Friday mornings (plain white t-shirt/polo shirt and plain navy or black shorts/tracksuit top/bottoms). They can stay in their P.E. kit all day on Tuesday/Friday.
Until further notice, we require all reading diaries (and reading books that need to be changed if necessary), to be handed in on Mondays and Thursdays in the appropriate basket in the classroom. These are the only days that school reading books will be changed due to the current Covid 19 situation. If children complete their school reading book before we are able to issue a replacement, they may of course read any book they have at home.
English and maths homework will be given out each Friday, to be completed by the next Thursday and weekly spellings will be given out on Fridays and tested on the next Friday.
As always, if you have any questions, please don not hesitate to get in contact with us.
Additional Information that may be useful:
At Hassell Primary, we follow the Power Maths Scheme of Learning. In addition to this we use White Rose Maths additional resources. white Rose maths have daily lessons for each year group that include a short video and questions to answer to practise the skill taught. You could try this at home and talk through the questions with an adult. You can do any working out in your exercise book and write the answers to the questions in there too- we understand that not everyone will have a printer so just do any questions you can.
We have just started to follow the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc Phonics Programme throughout EYFS and KS1. If your child needs further support with their phonics in year 3, this information may support you to understand a little more.
Information for Parents and Carers about Read Write Inc Phonics
There are different games on the PhonicsPlay website for the children to practise the sounds they have been learning.
Click on Free PhonicsPlay and select Children then Games. Most children will be working on Phases 3, 4 or 5.
The Oxford Owl website has reading books of different levels. You need to register and log in to access all the books.
Collins Big Cat Reading Books
Click on Teacher Sign in. User name: [email protected],uk Password: Parents20! Click on Collins Big Cat.
On the side or back of your school child's reading book there should be a colour band; this will help to choose the level of reading book online too.
When you have picked the book and the voice starts to read it out loud, you can pause this at the bottom right of the page so the children can read it first. Press the magnifying glass to make the page bigger.
The National Literacy Trust has links to more online stories and activities.