Yr 3 & 4 – Miss Pratt – Ogston
Year 3/4 Autumn Term 2018
Year 3/4 Ogston – Miss Pratt
Year 3/4 Howden – Mr Biggs
Year 3/4 Ladybower – Miss Bearder
Our Topic this term is Plague. Please encourage your child to investigate our historical topic.
Ideas for topic homework for this term were shared at the parents meeting and sent home.E
Eyam – we will be visiting Eyam on Friday 21st September to learn more about our topic of the Plague. Information about this trip will be sent home soon.
Reading – Please encourage your child to read at home at least four times a week. This should be recorded in their reading diary.
Class Read – During the year, we will be sharing a ‘class read’ – a quality book which every child will have access to and which we will read together. The children may be asked to read a chapter or two as homework. We will let you know more about this soon.
Spellings – Spellings will be given weekly. We will start with a recap of the Year 1 and 2 word list to consolidate prior learning and move forward with the year 3 and 4 words later in the term. Within class, we will concentrate on learning spelling rules and learning how to spell high frequency words.
P4C – (Philosophy for Children) As part of developing your child’s oral communication skills, we will send home discussion activities on a regular basis.
In Numeracy this term we will be concentrating on:
Weeks 1 – 5 Place value
Weeks 6 – 11 Addition and subtraction
Weeks 12 – 14 Multiplication and division
Week 15 Consolidation
Times tables – A quick recall of times tables facts are an essential skill to support understanding in mathematics. Encourage your child to practise, as all children in year 4 need to know their times tables to 12 x 12 and the related division facts. Times tables will be tested on a weekly basis.
PE will take place twice a week. Please ensure that your child has both an indoor and outdoor PE kit as we will be venturing outside as much as we can. Earrings will need to be removed before PE lessons and long hair must be tied back.
Swimming will take place on Tuesday afternoons and each class will go for one full term. Year 3/4 Ogston will go swimming in the Autumn term; Y3/4 Ladybower in the Spring term and Y3/4 Howden will go in the Summer term. Further information will be shared nearer the time.
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Pratt, Mr Biggs and Miss Bearder
School closes for the October break on Thursday 25.10.2018 and school re-opens on Monday 05.11.2018