Year 3/4 Classes

Miss Roberts (phase team leader) Miss Hagley, Mrs Gabriel and Mrs Essex (teachers)
 Mrs Bird, Mrs Keane and Mrs Thomason (TAs) 

 

In year 3/4 we are currently working towards the new national curriculum.

 

Aims:

  • To help children transition from infants to juniors (KS1 to KS2)
  • To promote independent learning skills
  • To encourage higher order thinking and questioning skills
  • To prepare children for upper KS2 

Home/school Communication

 

 Current newsletter - coming soon

Diocesan letter - coming soon

 

Homework:

Out

 

In

Monday

RE / Science / Topic

The following Monday

Wednesday

Mental Maths book/Grammar/punctuation book on a rotation

The following Monday

Wednesday (3B)
Friday (3S and 3M)

Spellings

The following Wednesday (3B). The following Friday (3S and 3M).

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Important dates:

Coming soon.

 

Non-Negotiables

Year 3 Reading

  • I can comment on the way characters relate to one another.
  • I know which words are essential in a sentence to retain meaning.
  • I can draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions.
  • I recognise how commas are used to give more meaning.
  • In my reading I recognise:
    • plurals
    • pronouns and how they are used
    • collective nouns
    • adverbs
  • I can explain the difference that adjectives and verbs make.

Year 3 Writing

  • I can use conjunctions (when, so, before, after, while, because).
  • I can use adverbs (e.g. then, next, soon).
  • I can use prepositions (e.g. before, after, during, in, because of).
  • I experiment with adjectives to create impact.
  • I correctly use verbs in 1st, 2nd & 3rd person.
  • I use the perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time & cause e.g. I have finished my homework.
  • I use speech marks for direct speech.
  • I group ideas into paragraphs around a theme.
  • I can write under headings & sub-headings.
  • I use legible, joined handwriting.

Year 3 Maths

  • Compare & order numbers up to 1000.
  • Read & write all numbers to 1000 in digits & words.
  • Find 10 or 100 more/less than a given number.
  • Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 & 100.
  • Recall & use multiplication & division facts for 3, 4, 8 tables.
  • Recognise PV of any 3-digit number.
  • Add & subtract:- 3-digit numbers & ones
  • Add & subtract:- 3-digit numbers & tens
  • Add & subtract:- 3-digit numbers & hundreds

Year 3 Maths (Cond.)

  • Add & subtract: Numbers with up to 3-digits using efficient written method (column)
  • Use inverse to check.
  • Multiply: 2-digit by 1-digit.
  •  Count up/down in tenths.
  • Compare & order fractions with same denominator.
  • +/- fractions with same denominator with whole.
  • Know pairs of fractions that total 1.
  • Tell time using 12 and 24 hour clocks; and using roman numerals.
  • Tell time to nearest minute.
  • Know number of days in each month.

 

 

Year 4 Reading

  • I can give my personal point of view on a text.
  • I can re-explain a text with confidence.
  • I can justify inferences with evidence, predicting
    what might happen from details stated or implied.
  • I use appropriate voices for characters within a story.
  • I can recognise how sentence type can be changed
    by altering word order, tenses, adding/deleting words or amending punctuation.
  • I skim and scan text to locate information and/or answer a question

Year 4 Writing

  • I can vary my sentence structure using different openers.
  • I use adjectival phrases (e.g. biting cold wind).
  • I can make appropriate choices of noun or pronoun.
  • I use an apostrophe for singular & plural possession.
  • I can use a comma after fronted adverbial (e.g. Later that day, I heard bad news.).
  • I use commas to mark clauses.
  • I use connectives to link paragraphs.
  • I demonstrate legible, joined handwriting of consistent quality.

Year 4 Maths

  • Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers.
  • Compare & order numbers beyond 1000.
  • Compare & order numbers with 2 decimal places.
  • Read Roman numerals to 100.
  • Find 1000 more/less than a given number.
  • Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 & 1000.
  • Recall & use multiplication & division facts all tables to 12x12.
  • Recognise PV of any 4-digit number.
  • Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.
  • Round decimals with 1dp to nearest whole number.
 

Year 4 Maths

  • Add & subtract: Numbers with up to 4-digits using efficient written method (column).
  • Add & subtract: Numbers with up to 1 decimal place.
  • Multiply: 2-digit by 1-digit
  • Multiply: 3-digit by 1-digit
  • Divide: 3-digit by 1-digit
  • Count up/down in hundredths.
  • Write equivalent fractions
  • +/- fractions with same denominator.
  • Read, write & convert time between analogue & digital 12 & 24 hour clocks.

 

 

Topic

Next Term out Topic is “Art Gallery!” This will be an amazing opportunity to explore our creative skills to the full – the school is brimming with great ideas for using art across the curriculum as a stimulus for all subjects…watch this space to find out how 3,4 are going to interpret this!