Year 3/4 - Mr K Patel & Mrs N Dale
Welcome to class KPNDY3/4!
Hello and welcome to Mr Patel and Mrs Dale’s Year 3/ class.
Mrs Dean and Mrs Schofield are our support staff who helps us with our learning.
Welcome back, we hope you had a lovely break and are ready for some more learning!
Things to remember:
- Reading records - Please make sure you listen to your child read each day and sign their reading records. It is an excellent way for you to help your child succeed in both reading and writing!
- Times tables - Your child should spend 5 minutes each day to learn their times tables. This will really help with answering the calculations they need to solve.
- Our spelling test is on Friday. New spellings are sent home the previous Friday, so make sure you help your child practice them ready for their test. Spellings can also be accessed on the Spelling Shed website, which your children know how to use.
- Homework will be set every Friday and will be an extension of what the children have been learning about in school. Please ensure homework is completed and returned to school by the following Monday.
- Swimming is on Monday morning (for Year 3 children), so make sure your child comes to school with their swimming costume (swimsuit for girls, trunks or lycra shorts, not long shorts for boys), hat and towel. Remember, if your child wears earrings, they are not allowed to swim with them in, so we advise you to take them out before coming to school. Hats are on sale at the office.
- PE is on Thursday afternoon (and Monday morning as well for Year 4 children) so make sure your child comes to school with their PE kit - T-shirt and shorts, trainers, sweatshirt or hoodie and jogging bottoms for outdoor sessions. No football shirts, please.
- Golden Time is on Friday afternoon. Positive behaviour will result in children taking part in fun activities with their class teacher.
Summer term 1
English – We will be reading Krindlekrax By Philip Ridley this half term. We will be looking at a range of writing including writing character descriptions and factual writing.
Children will have regular opportunities to develop their independent writing skills. We will be learning how sentences are structured and having plenty of practice using conjunctions, especially ones that express time, place and cause and effect.
Maths – We will begin by learning about fractions. We will learn that’s wholes are made up of parts and that the numerator and denominator play a big part in helping us to better use and understand fractions in real-life contexts. We will learn how to tell the time using an analogue and digital watch. Children will learn about am and pm. They will also learn to solve simple time problems using a number line to help them.
Science – Year 3 children will be learning about plants. They will observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. They will also find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.
Year 4 children will be learning about states of matter. They will compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. They will observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C). They will go on to identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.
Topic – Our topic this half term is called Edible Garden. The children will taught to understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet. They will also learn about seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed. The children will have opportunities to plant and care for a range of plants and vegetables.
Computing – Children will learn to understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.
They will select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.
They will learn to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.
French – Children will continue to learn language that will be useful in the classroom. They will recall the names of days of the week and revisit numbers to 20. They will begin to use this information in spoken and written sentences.. We will do this through taking part in conversations, playing games and singing songs.
RE – Children will learn about Different religions and that world views have different ideas about what belief is. They will learn to understand how different cultures and faiths develop different approaches to the question of belief and meaning. They will also consider why different cultures and faiths have different approaches to belief and meaning.
PHSE - We will be following the school PHSE scheme “Jigsaw”. We will look at relationships. We will learn about how our actions have an affect on others around us and, in some cases, the wider community including the rest of the world.
PE – Children will be starting athletics in preparation for Sports Day . They will learn to use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. They will develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance to help them improve in all areas of athletics
Music – Our year 3 carry on learning to play the recorder with a specialist recorder teacher from Kirklees.
The adults in class are working hard to make sure that the children in our class have a happy and successful year. If you wish to discuss anything concerning your child, please call in and see us at the beginning or end of the school day when we are usually available, or make an appointment at the office.