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 2018
Welcome back! We hope you have all had a relaxing holiday. It’s going to be an extremely busy term as usual with the children settling into their new classes and working with their new teachers. Please ensure that your child has a water bottle with their name on in their classroom, a PE kit (with their names on) in the cloakroom and their reading diaries are with the children each day.
Homework will be given out each week on a Friday and will need to be completed and brought into school by the following Wednesday. If your child does not bring their homework in on time, they will complete it during homework club on a Wednesday lunchtime. Spellings will also be given out on a Friday and children will be tested on them on the following Thursday.
Over this first term we will be starting off by learning about World War I in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the end. During this time, we will be learning how the war began, breaking codes, creating various pieces of artwork and completing English based activities.
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Through the Australia topic we will be writing:
- An Aboriginal creation story
- A biography about Steve Irwin
- A non-chronological report about the Great Barrier Reef
We will be learning how to plan texts based on the genre, compose and rehearse sentences, increase the range of sentence structures, build a varied and rich vocabulary, create settings and characters in narrative writing, edit and redraft, use conjunctions for cohesion and sentence extension and recap basic sentence punctuation.
Maths – Year Three Objectives
Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations. Find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number; recognise the place value of each digit in a three digit number (hundreds, tens, ones). Compare and order numbers up to 1000. Read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words. Solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas. Count from 0 in multiples of 50 and 100. Add and subtract numbers mentally, including: a three-digit number and ones; a three-digit number and tens; a three digit number and hundreds. Add and subtract numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction. Estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers. Solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction.
Maths – Year Four Objectives
Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000. Find 1000 more or less than a given number. Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers. Recognise the place value of each digit in a four digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens and ones). Order and compare numbers beyond 1000. Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations. Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000. Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers. Read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C) and know that over time, the numeral system changed to include the concept of zero and place value. Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate. Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation. Solve addition and subtraction two step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.
Australia will be our topic for the first term. We will be studying: geography skills which incorporates using maps and researching climate change, a study into the Australian flag, creating a guide book about various states, artwork which includes making fish and coral from the Great Barrier Reef, Aboriginal artwork looking at animals, didgeridoos and boomerangs. For design and technology, we will be making Anzac biscuits.
Our Science topic is ‘Living things and their habitats’ where the children will be: explaining the seven life processes and different habitats, creating a classification key, food chains and food webs, recognising that environments can change, and this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.