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Welcome to Class 3/4 - Mrs Hallsworth

Class 3 / 4

PE Kits: PE lessons will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday and we will be focusing on games and personal fitness followed by dance. We will aim to be outside for PE lessons for as long as the weather allows so your child can wear trainers if they wish. When we move into the hall for our lessons the children require black pumps. PE kits will be sent home to be washed at half term.  Kits and shoes should be named. 

Reading: Children should be listened to read out loud at least 3 times a week and this should be noted in the planner. Please work on asking the children questions about what they have read and how the characters may be feeling and authors intent. Children should be reading school books from the correct coloured band but may also wish to read a book of interest from home. Books are also set on Bug Club. Please find log in details in your child’s planner.

Homework: Homework is SPAG and will be set on a Friday and is due the following Friday. Focus on times tables this term is consolidating 2,5 and 10 and moving on to 3,4 and 8 x tables for Year 3’s and all other tables for Year 4 children (up to 12x12). All children in Year 3 and 4 will be given an additional homework activity linked to our topic of the Ancient Egyptians. Please look for this information being sent home.

Spelling: Children will be working on spelling patterns as well as focusing on the Year 3 and 4 Spelling list. Please see the English page of the website for this information.

English: This term in English we are first studying The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The children will read this classic book and create their own adventure writing alongside diary entries and recounts. We will then read Flotsam and look at using a wordless picture book as a frame for writing our own narrative.

Maths: The children will be following their curriculum year workbook for Singapore Maths. Year 3 will focus on place value, addition and subtraction and word problems. The children in Year 4 will focus on addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and graphs. We will also focus on rapid recall and fluency of mental maths.

Foundation: In Science we will be focusing on Plants, including naming parts of plants and growing some seeds. The second topic will be Forces and Magnets.

History work this term will focus on Ancient Civilizations. This will include the children learning about Ancient Egyptians, Indus Valley, Ancient Sumer and the Shang dynasty.

In RE our class focus is Islam for the first half term and then the Christmas story and the Kings within it.

In Art / DT we are first doing Food - Healthy and varied diet, focusing on salads. The children will then look at structures for packaging.

For Music, the Year 3 children will start gospel singing this term and the children in Year 4 will start to learn how to play the recorder and use the GarageBand APP. You can look forward to some performances at the end of term.

In ICT the children will focus on Internet safety and programming using a range of programmes including Scratch.

In French we will look at greetings, numbers, colours, Bonfire night in France and Christmas.   

If you require to speak to me, please do not hesitate to call into school. I look forward to working with both you and your children.

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