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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Autumn Two Overview
Welcome back everyone! This term is another jam-packed one with busy activities planned. Thursday 8th November we will be watching a football match in Nottingham and the following Thursday, the year 4s will be visiting Garibaldi to do some work on myths and legends.
We will be having a big push on the Christmas rehearsal of ‘Superstar’ throughout each week – it’s going to be a cracking play.
The Romans will be our history topic this term. The children will be learning about: the invasion of Britain, the events and timings, the impact the Roman invasion had on Britain, Julius Caesar, Boudicca and Hadrian’s wall. To incorporate art and design, we will be creating mosaics and Roman shields.
Our Science topic is ‘What happens to the food we eat?’ We will be learning about the parts of the digestive system and their functions, we will create our very own digestive system – it’s going to be messy! Also, we will be learning about teeth and the effect of tooth decay by carrying out investigations. Finally, we will finish the topic with food chains.
Thank you for your support – Team 3/4
Through the Roman topic, we will be:
- Writing a newspaper report
- Working through a range of poetry
- Focusing on using various skills
- Writing a set of instructions
We will be learning to: extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions; use conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause; use fronted adverbials with commas; use and punctuate quotes; plan, draft and edit writing; organise paragraphs in non-narrative material; use simple organisational devices and proof read for spelling and punctuation errors.
Maths – Year Three Objectives
Solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction. Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100. Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables. Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods. Solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division, including positive integer scaling problems and correspondence problems in which n objects are connected to m objectives.
Maths – Year Four Objectives
Recall and use multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12. Use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together three numbers. Recognise and use factor pairs and commutatively in mental calculations. Multiply two digit and three digit numbers by a one digit number using formal written layout. Solve problems involving multiplying and adding, including using the distributive law to multiply two digit numbers by one digit, integer scaling problems and harder correspondence problems such as n objects are connected to m objects. Measure and calculate the perimeter of a rectilinear figure (including squares) in centimetres and metres Convert between different units of measure [for example, kilometre to metre].