Year 3/4 – Miss McClymont 

Welcome to Year 3/4!

General Class Information

  • Our school day starts at 8:40 and finishes at 3:15.
  • The adults in the classroom are Miss McClymont, Miss Kersten and Mrs Lopes.
  • Our P.E. days are Mondays and Tuesdays.

Please come to school in full P.E. kit on those days.  If you do not have PE kit for any reason, please come to school in plain sports kit. Any changes to this will be sent out on Class Dojo ahead of time!

Homework will be set each Friday and should be completed by the following Thursday.   Please upload completed homework to your portfolio on Class Dojo

Multiplication tables check

At the end of Year 4, the children will have a multiplication tables check.

The multiplication tables check (MTC) is statutory for primary schools in the 2021/22 academic year.

The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.

Schools will have a 3-week check window in June to administer the MTC. Teachers will have the flexibility to administer the check to individual pupils, small groups or a whole class at the same time.

To help prepare for this, the children are doing weekly times table races and practice tests in class. At home, children should be practicing their times tables regularly on TimesTable Rockstars.

In English we are writing three units this half term:

In English we are writing three units this half term:

A narrative inspired by the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.

A chronological report in the form of a newspaper.

A narrative inspired by Flood by Alvaro F. Villa.

In Maths, we are exploring addition and subtraction and multiplication and division.

For more information on what we will be covering in this topics, please find the lesson overviews attached.

White Rose Maths has produced ‘Maths with Michael’ to help support parents!

These short videos go through the methods we teach in school.
https://whiterosemaths.com/maths-with-michael

They also provide free workbooks to use at home.
https://whiterosemaths.com/parent-resources

Year 3 And 4 Lesson By Lesson Full Year

Our topic for this half term is North America!

The children learn about latitude and longitude and revise continents and countries. They learn about the Countries of North America and look in depth at the Rocky Mountains and the city of New York. They look for similarities and differences between New York and Leicester. 

Our RE topics this half term are Promises, Judaism, Hinduism and Gift.

Our Whole Class Reading books are The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo and One Christmas Wish by Katherine Rundell.

“All my life I’ll think of you, I promise I will. I won’t ever forget you.”

Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.

It’s Christmas Eve and Theo – left at home with a babysitter – sees an odd-looking star out of his window and decides to make a wish. He wishes that he had some friends to keep him company. Moments later the Christmas decorations begin to disentangle themselves from the tree behind him, ready to wreak a little havoc …

Our reading for pleasure book is Kid Normal by Greg James and Chris Smith.

When Murph Cooper rocks up to his new school several weeks into the beginning of term, he can’t help but feel a bit out of his depth.  And it’s not because he’s worried about where to sit, and making friends, and fitting in, or not knowing where the loos are.  It’s because his mum has enrolled him at a school for superheroes by mistake!

And unlike his fellow students, who can all control the weather or fly or conjure tiny horses from thin air, Murph has no special abilities whatsoever. But just because you don’t have superpowers, it doesn’t mean you can’t save the day.

Spellings

Statutory spellings for Year 3 and 4 – These will be tested regularly throughout the year.

Spelling Strategies you can use

Long Term Plan

Class long-term plan – This shows what we will be covering as a class over the whole year.

This year’s EXTRA-ORDO-NARY calendar:

The EXTRA-ORDO-NARY calendar is the liturgical calendar we use as a school. Each week has an accompanying word and theme for our collective worship. We display the calendar and the accompanying word of the week in the classroom and discuss them each week.

For further information on this great resource and many other equally great resources please visit the Nottingham Diocese Catholic Youth Service website.

EXTRA-ORDO-NARY calendar