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Years 3 & 4 22-23

Welcome to our Class Page. This page will be updated each Friday and will share the children's learning and achievements with those at home. 

 

Important information: 

  • If you need to contact Mr Lenton, Miss Turner, Mrs Carter or Mrs Southby and are unable to catch us on the playground, please email us at:

        Willowclass@manea.cambs.sch.uk (Mr Lenton) 

        Ashclass@manea.cambs.sch.uk  (Miss Turner)

        Pearclass@manea.cambs.sch.uk (Mrs Carter & Mrs Southby)

  • We aim to reply as soon as we can but will always reply within 72 hours. 
  • PE days for Year 3 and 4 are: Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Please ensure children come to school in their PE kits on these days. Year 4 will need to bring their swimming kit in a separate bag on Tuesdays.
  • Homework is set on a Friday which may include Literacy, Maths and Topic. They will bring their homework home in their homework books. It is due in the following Wednesday. 

Autumn Week 11 21.11.22

 

Literacy

In Literacy we have started our unit of learning on poetry. We are looking at Michael Rosen's poetry. We have looked at the techniques he uses and had a go at writing our own versions of 'These are the Hands'.

 

Maths

In Year 3 Maths we have been looking at 3D shapes. We have been using the correct vocabulary to describe them. Some of us have built shapes using blu-tac and lollipop sticks, the rest of us have explored them using nets.

 

Topic

We have started our Geography learning this week. We are gathering evidence to answer the question 'Where would you rather go on holiday, the UK or Greece?'. We have been naming cities and countries of the UK, looking at the weather patterns of the UK and learning about the human and physical features of the UK.

Watch and enjoy Michael Rosen performing his poem 'Chocolate Cake'

Week 10 14.11.22

 

Literacy

This week we have continued our unit on Instruction writing. On Monday we created our own piece of unique artwork and we then planned a sequence of instructions to help someone else replicate our work. At the end of the week, we wrote up our instructions and included diagrams and helpful hints and tips

 

Maths

In Year 4 this week we have begun looking at multiplying and dividing by 1, 10 and 100. Year 3 have started their work on shape and have been on a shape hunt around school, have created shapes outside using sticks and have drawn angles with chalks.

 

Topic

This week we have focused on E-Safety, connecting with people online, and the different ways we can stay safe online.  We have also been taking part in Anti-Bullying week and have thought about different strategies we can use if we are concerned about bullying.  

Week 9 7.11.22

 

Literacy

In Literacy we have continued developing our instruction writing skills. We have been focusing on the grammatical aspects of instructions including adverbs of time, adverbs of manner and co-ordinating conjunctions. Watch this song we've learned to help us remember co-ordinating conjunctions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIVL38Is5Ac 

Maths

IN Year 4 Maths we have been learning about length and perimeter. We have been calculating perimeter of regular and irregular shapes. We have found the perimeter of shapes with missing sides.

Topic

In Topic we have been focusing on Art, the artist William Morris and his wallpaper designs. We have been using printing skills using rollers and ink. We have created our own printing blocks and printed in different primary colours.

Week 8 WC 31.10.22

 

Literacy

 

In literacy this week we have been exploring instructions as a text type. We have worked hard in identifying the features of a set of instructions. These have been visual features and a deeper look at the language features needed. The children have enjoyed following instructions to complete an art project.

 

Maths

In year 3 maths we have been continuing to learn all about addition and subtraction. We have been introducing exchanging using the column method and consolidating number facts.

 

Year 4: In Maths we have been consolidating our addition and subtraction skills. We have started our length and perimeter learning. We have learned about how to convert measurements from millimetres to centimetres and how to convert to kilometres. We have learned about measuring in kilometres and started calculating the perimeter of shapes using squares.

 

Topic

 

In art this week we have been looking at William Morris. we have explored why is is a famous artist and what things have inspired his pieces especially his wall paper.  We spent some time looking at the differences between factory made items and the importance of the arts and crafts movement.

Week 7 : W/C:17.10.22

 

Literacy: 

This week the children have been using the skills they were taught last week to write their very own version of a Greek Myth.

Maths:

In maths this week the children have been working on their skills in addition and subtraction. It has been a challenging week with new methods being taught and even larger numbers being used.

Topic: 

The children have been learning all about animals this week. The have also been using the scientific skill of observation to answer a question. The question we have observed was 'What do different drinks do to your teeth?'.

 

Autumn Week 6 10.10.22

 

Literacy

In Literacy this week we have been writing a shared write of our class versions of King Midas. Ask us about our fabulous ideas and what we have been trying to include in our writing.

Maths

In Maths we have been working on addition and subtraction. Year 3s have been looking at adding 1s, 10s and 100s. Year 4 have been looking at written methods for addition and subtraction.

Topic

We have started our Science learning this week about Animals including Humans. We have learned about the digestive system. We have done a very messy physical model of the digestive system in our classes! We have also begun learning about the different types of teeth.

Autumn Week 5      3.10.22

 

Literacy: 

This week we have been looking at different Greek Myths. We have identified the different features and have begun planning our own versions of King Midas and the Golden Touch.

 

Maths:

Having finished Place Value last week, we have now moved on to addition and subtraction. We have been looking at number bonds, adding 10's and 100's and using written methods for our calculations.

 

Topic:

As part of our learning on Ancient Greece, this week the children travelled back in time and took part in our Greek Day. All the children looked wonderful in their costumes and had an exciting day of Greek activities. We wrote the Greek alphabet, made straw Acropolis artwork, carved our initials into soap and finished the day with a wonderful Greek feast followed by dancing. It was a fantastic day!

Autumn Week 4  26.09.22

 

Literacy:

This week we have been looking at applying some of the skills that we have learnt over the last two weeks to describe settings and characters. The children have done so well!

 

Maths:

Year 3: We have come to the end of our work on Place Value. We have ordered numbers and compared them too!

Year 4: We have been rounding 4 digit numbers. The children have been working hard and aiming high!

 

Topic:

This week we have been using our skills of debate to discuss whether we would like to live in Sparta or Athens. We have also been completing some of our challenges! We are all looking forward to our Ancient Greek day next week.

 

 

   

Autumn week 3: W/C 19.9.22

 

Literacy: 

This week we have been continuing to learn about Newspaper reports. The children staged their own Ancient Olympic games to report on. They took part in some sports that we still play today and collected quotes for their reports.

 

Maths:

All the children are learning all about place value. we have been building numbers, representing them in different ways and using our problem solving skills!

 

Topic:

We have been continuing with our with our History learning. We have been able to compare what school is like today with How school could have been in the Ancient Greek times.

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Autumn Term Week 2

 

Literacy:

This week in Literacy we have started exploring newspapers. We have looked at the features of a newspaper and identified the key features in an example. We have practised some of the skills we will need to write a newspaper report including fronted adverbials, writing in the past tense and writing in third person.

 

Maths:

In Maths we have continued exploring place value. Year 3 children have been exploring numbers up to 1,000. Year 4 children have been exploring numbers up to 10,000. We have been using place value grids, number lines and base 10 to represent numbers.

 

Topic: 

We started our History learning this week, all about Ancient Greece! We are investigating what life was like in Ancient Greece for children. Our big question is: Would you prefer to be a child in Ancient Greece or modern day? We have learnt about when and where Ancient Greece was, using timelines to explore periods of history. We have also found out about the different states in Ancient Greece and the types of toys that children would have played with.

W/c: 5/09/22

 

Literacy: 

In literacy his week we have been exploring the text 'Maybe' by Kobi Yamada. We have been thinking about what we want to achieve in our lives. We looked at metaphors and have written poems.

 

Maths:

In maths we have been working as a team to solve a number of different problems. We have also started our learning of Place Value. We have been so impressed with the children's presentation!

 

Topic:

This week we have looked at the PSHE topic of beginning and belonging. We have looked at what to do in new situation and how to help others.


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