Welcome to Year 3/4
In Year 3/4 we have 3 classes:
3/4 M - Mr Williams
3/4 G - Ms Vaughan/Mrs Nuttall
3/4 S - Ms Galbraith
Every day children will need to have in school a water bottle, a book bag (with reading book and reading record) and a named P.E. kit.
Children will be set a piece of English (Spellings and Reading) and Maths (Mathletics - based upon the topic being studied and Times Tables Rock Starts - Times Table practice) homework each week.
Our topics this term will include Mexico and the Mayans. Our topic for the first half term of spring was exploring the geography of Mexico. The children enjoyed this topic and learned a lot about the prehistoric part of our history. Our new topic this term is the history of the Mayan civilisation and we'll be looking at the rise and fall of this once mighty empire.
Please look at our topic webs on the curriculum section of the website for further details.
Please see below for details of our weekly Learning Projects for distance learning:
In Maths we use Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) to help with children's fluency of number.
Please find below examples of the KIRFs we use in Year 3/4, alongside the KIRFs they should know from previous years.
Please take time to read through our calculation policy. It contains lots of useful information about the maths your children are expected to know by the end of their year.
Last half term we had been fortunate to have Henry Chapman, professor of archaeology at Birmingham University, to talk to the children about the prehistoric age and give the children the opportunity to examine historical artefacts from this period.
Many thanks to Mr Chapman who gave up his morning to enhance the children's knowledge of this period of time. The children had a fantastic time and asked a lot of great historical questions.
A range of neolithic artefacts. Discussing what archaeology is.
Examining the artefacts and exploring their functions.