Squirrels - Yr3/4
Welcome to the class page for the Squirrels!
We are a mixed Year 3 and Year 4 Class. Our teacher is called Miss Williams
I hope you have all had an amazing and restful Christmas break and I would like to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
How time is flying by and already we are now into the start of the Spring term. The nights are starting to pull out and it wont be long until we see the first daffodils and tulips.
This will be as practical as possible and linking to the work undertaken in class. Homework will be given out on Fridays and collected in on Wednesdays.
Parents can help with homework tasks, but please leave feedback in books to let us know of any particular difficulties or activities you enjoyed.
I have included spellings for each child should you wish to work on these as part of home learning and if you would like a copy of the tackling tables sheet that your child is currently working on then please just ask.
Please make sure homework is well presented and reflects your child’s full understanding. Home school communication books must be in school each day so records of reading can be written in.
Year 3 and 4 High Frequency word list and list of recommended reading books below.
Information for Spring Term
Spring Term 2020
This terms topic is 'Anglo-Saxons'.
Throughout the whole of the Spring term, we will be delving into history and studying at first the Anglo-Saxons followed the Vikings. We shall gain a detailed understanding of the impact they both had on Britain, the settlements, culture, beliefs and religion.
For the first part of the Spring term, we will be finishing our study of historical narratives and ending the topic by writing our own stories based around the eruption of Mount Versuvius and the devastation of Pompeii during Roman times. Following on from this, we will be taking a closer look at persuasion. As part of this topic, we will be working on apostrophes for possession. We shall then move on to myths and legends, once again practicing our character and scene setting writing skills.
For the first half of the Spring term, we will be concentrating on becoming confident in our chosen methods of multiplication and division. Following on from this, we shall be learning about length, perimeter and area. Finally, in the second half of the term we shall move on to fractions before finishing with the measurement of mass and capacity for the year 3 cohort and decimals for the year 4.
For the first half of the term, we shall be looking at the properties of solids, liquids and gases as part of our topic 'States of Matter'. For the second half of the term, we shall move on to the topic 'Where does all that food go?' This includes a study of the human skeleton, teeth and digestion.
This term, we will be using 'Scratch' to learn how to program our own interactive stories, games and animations.
Art and Design
This term, as part of our Anglo-Saxon topic, we shall be learning the craft of weaving just like the Anglo-Saxons would have done.
In games with YDP, we will be doing indoor hockey. In indoor PE, we will be doing dance, recreating the battles between the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings.
The topic we shall be looking into and studying is conflict. We shall be looking at what can cause conflicts and the different types of conflicts that we might all experience in life. The emotions that might be experienced as a consequence, methods and strategies to cope and then finally resolution of conflicts and moving on.
We will be looking at the Gospels. We will gain an understanding of the Gospels as being biographies about the life of Jesus written by different authors and from each authors opinions of events.
Wellbeing week January 2019
Squirrels class trip to the Peterborough Museum and the Cathedral Visitors Centre.