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Year 3/4

Miss Pearson

 Welcome to year 3/4 class page!

 

Year 3/4 Class Blog

 

Year 3/4 is an exciting year at St Nicholas, which encourages the children to develop independence and confidence within Lower Key Stage Two. This year is packed with lots of fun and exciting opportunities for the children!

Come and take a look at all the exciting things we have been doing throughout the year. On this page, you will find copies of the termly topic leaflets, homework and spellings as well as links to key online learning resources. 

 

Click here to view our Long Term Plan for this year.

Autumn Term

 

We have already had a busy start to this term. Here are all the fabulous activities we have been getting up to. 

 

Ancient Egypt

Our main theme this half term is all about the wonders of Ancient Egypt. We are going to be taking on the role of archeologists in history to discover the treasures left in the pyramids and investigate what they teach us about how ancient Egyptians lived.

 

In our writing lessons, we will be historians, documenting our findings and knowledge in a non-chronological report. 

 

SNOW DAY ACTIVITIES

Winter Landscape In Snow Forest. Alley In Snowy Forest Stock Photo, Picture  And Royalty Free Image. Image 48491600.

​Snow Days offer a wonderful opportunity for the children to get outside and be physically active whilst exploring this beautiful and interesting weather phenomenon in all sorts of ways; as scientists, as artists, as geographers ...and as children.

As teachers, we have made the decision to embrace this as a wonderful opportunity for home learning when the children cannot safely come into school.   Please find below, all sorts of ideas for learning activities that the children can do which are linked to the snow.

We have decided not to organise these under age-related headings.  All of the activities are good fun and most are 'open-ended' enough that the children can explore them at the level which suits them.

 

BUBBLES IN THE SNOW​

This works best when it is REALLY cold outside, well below freezing point.  Sometimes it can be cold enough for the bubbles to actually freeze and be covered in ice patterns.
Even if it is not that cold, the bubbles will stay for a while on the cold snow.
It is easy to make your own bubble mixture with washing-up liquid and water!
You could have 'races' to see whose bubble lasts the longest without popping. ​Or you could take som photos of your bubbles sitting on the snow.
 
Bubble freezing in the snow! Magical! - YouTube
 
 

SNOW TRACKS AND SNOW PRINTS 


​Be a 'snow detective' and search for tracks in the snow.  Which creature might they belong to?
Or use some everyday objects to make your own prints. 
 
 

Key Information

The children now have homework packs. These will be sent home on a Tuesday and need to be handed in the following Monday.

Spellings will be taught on a Monday and tested on a Friday.

 

Autumn 2

Y3 Spelling List

 

Y3 Homework Leaflet

Y4 Spelling List

 

Y4 Homework Leaflet

 

 

Summer 1 Y3 Spelling List Y4 Spelling  List
  Y3 Homework Leaflet Y4 Homework Leaflet

 

Summer 2 Y3 Spelling List Y4 Spelling List
  Y3 Homework Leaflet Y4 Homework Leaflet

If you were unable to attend the Parents meeting at the beginning of term, please find the PowerPoints below and some key expectations with all the key information.

 

 

General information

 

  • Our PE days are timetabled this half term for a Tuesday and Wednesday. Children must have both their indoor and outdoor kits in school and will keep their PE kits in their lockers until half term. 
  • Children MUST have pumps in school to wear indoors. Please label these clearly with your child's name. 
  • Children should be reading at home everyday as well as in school. Books should be brought in daily and will be changed regularly once they have finished their book. Please ensure you are signing and commenting in their reading record.
  •  Water bottles need to be in school daily clearly labelled as it is vital the children stay hydrated. 

This term we are reading 'The Butterfly Lion' by Michael Morpurgo in our guided reading sessions.

 

Other Snow Day Activities:

Snow Day Acrostic Poem

Snow Day BINGO

Snow Day Write Up