Welcome to Year 3 & Year 4 (Lower Key Stage Two)
Children have now made the transition from Key Stage One and continue with a new, and equally engaging, curriculum. We encourage greater independence and individual responsibility, children go on their first overnight residential, they are able to join the school choir, and our expectations of good behaviour and high standards of work are made clear from September. We have three classes in Lower Key Stage Two and always welcome parents popping in. Our Yammer feed below will give you regular updates about life in our team.
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Overview – Spring One 2018
Happy New Year to you all. This term will be extremely busy with a variety of work taking place. During English we will be focussing on poetry, letter writing and non-fictional writing linking to the rainforest. Within these units, we will look at: rhyming, descriptive language, formal and informal letter writing, how to spell words using suffixes and prefixes, building a rich vocabulary and organising paragraphs into themes.
During Maths we will be learning to: convert units of measures, use Roman numerals, how to tell the time using an analogue and digital clocks and use varying amounts of money for practical and problem solving.
Our Geography topic this term is Rainforests. Within this topic we will be: using atlas skills to locate rainforests around the world, identifying the layers of the rainforest, identifying the plants and animals and learning about the causes and effects of deforestation.
Our Science topic is plants, here we will be learning about: the parts and functions of plants, what plants need in order to survive, an investigation to determine what plants need to survive, pollination and fertilisation and the life cycle of a plant.
Homework will be handed out on Fridays and returned to school on Wednesdays which will include spellings, maths and an additional English piece. Please make sure your child’s PE kit is in school at all times. As reading is extremely important in children’s education, we expect them to read on a daily basis which will contribute to their 100 reads over the course of the year. Thank you for your support – Team 3/4