Welcome to Year 3/Year 4. Our teacher is Mr. Sheard and our teaching assistant is Mrs. Conlon.
Every morning we start the day with Go Noodle to get our minds going and a morning task, which is normally English or Maths based. We then have daily English and Maths lessons, usually in the mornings. In English, we use a class text and a lot of our English writing is inspired by the text. Morning assembly takes place in the hall at 10.10am with Mrs. Wilson or Miss. Richardson. Playtime is at 10.30am when we can have a snack (if we are part of the fruit scheme or we can bring one from home) and choose from lots of activities on the yard and in the hall.
We complete a range of reading activities during the week, including whole class reading sessions and reading comprehension tasks. We like to visit the library often and change our reading books, if and when necessary.
The afternoons are when we do a range of other subjects, including Science, Computing, History, Geography, R.E, Art and Design and Technology. P.E. is a very important part of our curriculum and keeps us fit and healthy. We practise many skills including gymnastics, dance, games and outdoor adventure. We like to go outside if possible so having the correct kit in school is very important. Our P.E. kit consists of T-shirt, shorts and gym shoes or trainers. If possible, a pair of jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt would allow us to go outside when the afternoons cool down.
Home learning helps us to practise skills we are learning in our lessons in school. It is extremely important that every child tries to complete their homework to the best of their ability. Our home learning day is Friday and it will alternate between Maths and English tasks. This needs to be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday. We also get a spelling pattern, times table and handwriting to practise every Monday for a quiz the following Friday.
We also learn to play a musical instrument. The Year 3 children are playing recorder. The Year 4 children play either a baritone, clarinet or trumpet with Miss Leggitt and Miss Unwin from Durham Music Service. They also teach fun songs and musical activities in their lesson each Thursday afternoon.
Times tables are an essential part of our curriculum and by the end of Year 4, children should confidently know their times tables facts up to 12 x 12. The Year 3 children focus on their 4 and 8 times tables, as well as those learnt in Key Stage 1 (2, 3, 5, 10).
If you would like to see the other topics we will be covering this year please see the Curriculum map.
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