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Year 3 and 4

Welcome to Year 3/4 2022-23

Year 3/4 consists of 32 children: there are 18 pupils in Year 3 and 14 in Year 4. Mr Soley is the class teacher and teaches us every day except Friday when Mrs Patterson joins the class to teach Science and Religious Education. Miss Thompson is the Class Teaching Assistant supporting every day. In our class, we all work together to do the best we can and be the best we can be.3 / 

Our School Day

Our mornings always start with the core subjects English and Maths. Lessons that follow include Mantle of the Expert where we learn about Art and Design, PSHEC, Design and Technology, Geography and History through the role of being a company which receives various commissions from clients to carry out in set time frames. In addition, we learn French.

This term in Mantle we will be local tour guides, giving opportunity to explore different areas of work, cultures, designs and crafts while also discovering and discussing relevant topical issues, sharing ideas and listening to others’ opinions.

On Fridays, our day consists of Science and R.E. Mrs Patterson ensures our science lessons also build on English and Maths skills. On occasions the children will share the R.E during whole school celebration assembly.

In our class we experience lots of different learning. We have independent learning; paired learning; small, focussed group learning; and learning as a whole class. This helps us to achieve our best and enjoy our learning experience.

We enjoy P4C (Philosophy for Children) sessions where we discuss BIG questions. In addition, we enjoy opportunities that involve outdoor learning which can also be linked to our Mantle. There are lots of opportunities for pupils to thrive in an exciting learning environment.

Things to Remember

 

PE

  • PE days are Tuesday and Thursday, however will be Tuesday and Friday during the first half term. It is important that we have our PE kits in school at all times during the week.

 

READING

In Year 3/4, we choose an Oxford level reading book to read at home and also a Bug Club eBook. By visiting the website www.activelearnprimary.co.uk we can use our Bug Club login to access eBooks. We are able to choose which book we read from the level we are currently working at. It is our responsibility to read these books to the best of our ability and then answer a small number of questions on them before moving onto a new text from the same level or next reading level.

In addition, we are encouraged to read our own choice books from home or loaned from our class, or school library.

These different books help us to achieve our Reading Rocket weekly.

 

READING ROCKETS

A Reading Rocket achievement is when we have read at least FOUR times at home each week. We then aim to achieve FIVE weeks of Reading Rockets each half term.

For achieving our Reading Rocket each week, we will be awarded 4 dojo points. These points will be added to a weekly total for our class.

If we achieve our Reading Rocket for five weeks within a half term, then we are awarded a certificate and can celebrate our achievement during an extra play alongside friends throughout the school.

PUPIL PLANNERS

We are expected to bring our Pupil Planners into school daily. These books are expected to be used by us, our teachers and our parents/carers. All of us can record messages about the day or messages about our achievements at home and at school. Our parents/carers can also sign our books to help show that we have either read at home independently, read to them or shared a book with them.

HOMEWORK

Our homework expectations are:

  • Practising spellings daily and focusing on the rule being learnt.
  • Practising times tables so that we can confidently and rapidly recall multiplication and division facts. We use Times Table Rockstars (TTRS) to support this learning.
  • Reading for pleasure and working towards our weekly Reading Rocket.
  • Carry out Maths or English non-negotiable homework set by our teacher on alternate weeks. For example, this might be work set on MyMaths or grammar work set on Bug Club.
  • Every half term, a list of Mantle related activities are outlined on a homework topic web. These tasks are negotiable. This means we can choose which we do, when we do them and in whatever order we would like.

All of our homework is set up for us on TEAMs and our teacher gives us feedback online. We are also awarded class dojo points for every piece of homework we complete.

We are a class who are enthusiastic about learning and we are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.

What we'll be learning in Mantle of the Expert sessions

Sequences of learning for Mantle of the Expert this term

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