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Squirrels - Yr3/4


Welcome to the class page for the Squirrels!


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We are a mixed Year 3 and Year 4 Class. Our teacher is called Miss Williams


Great! The summer term has arrived, hopefully warmer weather and lots of fun activities outside in the fresh air....squirreling around!


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 also included tackling tables sheets and spellings for each child should you wish to work on these as part of home learning.  Finally, there is the prodigy online game for extra mathematics practice and quizzes (all parents welcome to log on with your child).

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.

Summer Term 1  2019

This terms topic is 'Gods and Goddesses'.



History/ Geography

We will be delving into history and looking at the history of the UK from the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Concentrating on the way the people lived, their settlements, tools, food, weapons, farming, etc. We shall also look at some of the most impressive and important monuments from the period.  



For the second half of the Spring term we will be looking at different types of recount writing  As part of this topic we will be looking at past tense and conjunctions.



We will be concentrating on fractions.  We shall learn about equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator and comparing and ordering fractions.  We shall also learn about the connection between decimals and fractions. 




We shall be continuing this half term with our topic 'Rock Detectives'. We will be looking at the different types of rocks and their properties.  We will be using keys to classify different types of rocks.  We will also be learning how fossils are formed and what they can tell us.



This term we will be learning about coding.


Art and Design

This half-term as part of the science week we shall be creating pieces of art from recyclable materials and plastics.



In outdoor games we will be doing ball games. In indoor PE we will be doing dance.  We shall be looking at the Haka and shall create our very own Holme School Haka.




In this unit of work we will develop an understanding of what economic well being means.  The children will start to learn about the importance of money in our lives, where it might come from, how we can earn it and saving money.  This also includes recognizing the difference between needs and wants.



We will be looking at the events leading up the the day of Pentecost, Pentecost itself and the Kingdom of God on earth. We shall be exploring how these events link to how Christians live their lives in their church communities today.






Wellbeing week January 2019

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'Urban Pioneers'

Squirrels class trip to the Peterborough Museum and the Cathedral Visitors Centre.

December 2018

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Stibbington rivers day March 2018.
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Our Greek day.

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Our visit to The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

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