Yr 3 & 4 – Mr Biggs – Howden
Year 3 and 4 Summer Term 2 2018-2019
Our Topic this term is Blue Abyss. Please encourage your child to investigate all aspects of this exciting topic. Ideas are listed below; we will share their home learning during the week.
- Why is the ocean blue? Go on… find out!
- How many amazing shark facts can you find?
- Write a ‘true or false’ quiz with fascinating facts about creatures and plants under the sea.
- Create fact cards about the creatures of the Great Barrier Reef in a Top Trumps style.
- Create a picture dictionary of plants and creatures of the ocean.
- Draw the view of the ocean you might see if looking through the window of a submersible.
- Design an ‘under the sea’ board game. What creatures might your counters represent?
- Write a story about a diver’s exploration of a coral reef.
Spellings Weekly spellings will continue to focus on high frequency words as listed in the National Curriculum. For the Summer term, children will continue investigating and learning the year 3 and 4 words. Spellings will be given on a Monday and tested the following week.
Reading Please continue to encourage your child to read at home. We always welcome book reviews and recommendations to encourage other readers in class, book review sheets are available in class. Don’t forget to read the Year 3 and 4 Must Reads. When completed come and display the review for other children to read.
Grammar Hammer This will be given out on Monday to be completed and returned any day but by the following Monday at the latest. Please encourage your child to complete this homework as it supports the grammar, punctuation and spelling learning, which takes place within the classroom.
In Numeracy this term we will be concentrating on Statistics, Time and Shape.
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 during the following week. To reinforce times table knowledge, every child has a Rockstars log on. Please encourage your child to use Rockstars a few times a week.
Maths Skills Check Homework will be given weekly to support and consolidate the learning in class. This is given out on Monday to be completed and returned any day but by the following Monday at the latest. Your child should use the ‘Prompt Sheets’ to support them. They will complete this task independently the following week.
PE PE will take place two afternoons 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.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT
No children in school on 21st June 2019 as we have an Inset day. School breaks up for the summer on Friday 19th July 2019