Year 3 and 4
Welcome to Year 3/4 at St. George’s.
Class teacher: Mrs S. Godby
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Abbey and Mrs Passmore
Our first topic for this term is The Vicious Vikings! Our main learning focus will be history; the children will study what the Vikings ate, how they dressed, where they travelled and many more exciting and interesting facts! We will look at the reputation of the Vikings as raiders, traders and invaders through their struggles with the Anglo– Saxons. The children will develop their knowledge of the Viking invasion and settlement in Britain, appreciate why the Vikings were successful and empathise with the people of Britain who experienced their invasion.
Throughout the Autumn Term we will be reinforcing and building on our knowledge of place value and the number system. We will also build on our knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using both written and mental methods. We will apply these skills to number problems and investigations. We will also continue to practise and learn multiplication and division facts. Please continue to practise times tables facts at home! It is expected that the children know all their times tables by the end of Year 4.
The children will deepen their understanding of sentence structure and punctuation by producing a range of writing linked to our class novel, ‘How to train your Dragon.’ They will learn the ingredients of a simple sentence and build on extending sentences using adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions and a variety of sentence openers. They will revisit their story writing skills, learning how to use description to keep their reader interested and in suspense. They will learn how to structure their writing through planning their ideas and organising writing into paragraphs. We will also focus on developing the children’s oral literacy skills by rehearsing a story and allowing the children to adapt it to create their own writing. They will also be given the opportunity to edit and redraft their own work.
There will be lots of reading opportunities throughout the week, including guided reading sessions in small groups, whole class reading comprehension lessons, individual reading to an adult and whole class quiet reading where the children can read for enjoyment. We encourage the children to spend at least 10 minutes a day reading at home; whether it be individual or sharing a book with brothers, sisters or parents.
Spellings – Weekly spellings will be sent home on a Monday and the children will be tested on a Friday.
PE – The children will have a weekly swimming lesson on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has their swimming kit, including a swimming cap on this day. Our PE lesson will be on a Friday.