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 – Autumn One 2017
Welcome back to you all. We hope you have had a restful summer holiday. Within our first two weeks, we will be using Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine to base our work on. There will be plenty of writing opportunities and artwork to be completed. During English, we will have a focus on grammar and sentence structure and then move onto the story ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth.’ Here we will be learning about the story, creating character and setting descriptions, understand the features of a fictional piece of writing and learn how to create and use fronted adverbials.
Within Maths, we will be working on the four operations, place value and counting forwards and backwards from any given number. We will also focus on our reasoning skills.
Our geography topic is ‘What makes the Earth so angry?’ and we will be learning how volcanoes are formed, how people’s live are affected by volcanoes and what causes earthquakes and tsunamis.
In science, our unit is ‘What do rocks tell us about the way Earth was formed?’ Here we will be learning about the structure of the Earth, the various types of rocks, how fossils are formed and the different materials around our local setting.
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