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We are all experiencing a very difficult time at the moment however you are all coping and managing so well with the shift to the online Google Classroom.

A huge WELL DONE to you all for logging on and commenting/completing tasks. We are very proud of you all.

Keep logging into the Google Classroom daily and checking for new posts as we will be posting regular updates throughout the day every day.

Keep your selves safe, stay home as much as possible and keep washing your hands.

Hopefully we will see you all very soon.

Miss Hamilton, Mrs Brady and Miss Melvin.

 

 

Our year 3/4 teachers are Mrs Brady, Miss Melvin and Miss Hamilton.

Our teaching assistants are  Mrs Scarth, Mrs Stonehouse, Miss Davies, Mrs Gaffney, Mrs Griffin, Miss Majoros and Mrs Hoy-Taylor.

 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.

 

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In English, during this Spring term, we will be reading ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ by C.S. Lewis and  ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll and using these books to inspire our writing.
We will:
  • write a range of descriptive paragraphs regarding the characters
  • use their inference and deduction skills to write about character’s reactions regarding certain events in the book.
  • create non-fiction texts
  • use persuasive writing skills
  • create a set of instructions
  • read and write poetry
  • create play scripts
Please find a copy of the Year 3/4 statutory spelling list below.
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This term our topics in Maths will be:
Place Value,
Addition and Subtraction,
Multiplication and Division,
Geometry,
Measures,
Area and Perimeter,
Fractions,
Statistics,
Position and direction,
Time
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By the end of Year 3 children should be fluent with their x3, x4, and x8.
By the end of Year 4, children should be fluent with their x6 and x7.
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We will be learning all about forces and magnets in Spring 1 and Electricity in Spring 2.
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Spring term will be driven through our geography. We will be studying rivers. We will study the physical aspects or rivers, use mapping skills to locate sources and estuaries as well as other notable features. We will also find out about the importance of the River Tees on our local community and the Human geography aspects related to it (Settlement, usage, pollution, wildlife etc)
We will also be taking a closer look at our Local Area when we enjoy a whole school Theme week looking at a range of aspects of our local area. This will link with history as we will find out about changes over time.
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This term we will cover topics including Community, Giving and Receiving and Self Discipline.

FRENCH

We will cover a range of topics within French and work on our pronunciation. We will learn to ask respond to questions in French and to follow instructions. We will revise and use numbers, colours, days of the week and months of the year.
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In Spring term 2 our focus is dance. We are taking on the role of a robot without our dance and working collaboratively to create a routine.
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Our  PSHE topics are:
  • Celebrating Difference
  • Dreams and Goals.
Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on a Monday and is taken home on a Friday night.  Our topics this term is gymnastics.
PE this year will be delivered each Tuesday by Mr McTiernan and a second session delivered by class teachers as follows;
Mrs Brady –  Friday
Miss Hamilton –  Friday
Miss Melvin –  Friday

Please make sure all items of clothing are labelled to avoid any confusion! Thank you!

 

Below is our long term overview.

y34 long term plan 2019-20 Cycle B updated

Please click the link below to view our Autumn newsletter.

y3 4 AUTUMN 2019 newsletter updated

 

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Please click the link below to view our Spring newsletter.

 

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During December, we worked super hard rehearsing for our Nativity Play. We really enjoyed performing ‘Hosanna Rock’ for our families. We hope that our families all enjoyed it too!

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Children in Need 2019

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We came to school in our own clothes and brought donations in for Children in Need.

We looked at the history of Children in Need. We discussed who Children in Need help and where the money raised goes. Also, we thought of different fundraising ideas which could help to raise funds! To finish the day, we made Pudsey Bear book marks to take home!

Year 3/4 Indoor Athletics at Trinity

On Thursday 14th November, 30 Year 3/4 pupils competed in an indoor athletics competition. They participated in events such as running, hurdles, long jump, triple jump, speed bounce, obstacle course and javelin.

Our St Edward’s Year 3/4 team achieved 2nd place and brought an amazing silver trophy back to school!

We are very proud of them all!

Well done!

Anti Bullying Week 2019

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The theme this year is Power for Good.

During Anti-Bullying Week, we have discussed the issue of bullying. We read a poem called ‘Power for Good’ and discussed how it made us feel.

We thought about ways which we can help to stamp out bullying for good and use our Power for Good!

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Remembrance Day 2019 

We spent the day reflecting on the importance of remembering the sacrifice of our service men and women during the World Wars.

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Through our English work, we studied the poem “In Flanders Field”. We discussed the meaning of the poem and discussed our thoughts and feelings about it. We also performed the poem in small groups.

Within History, we researched and fact found about the First World War.

In Design and Technology, we made poppy biscuits, poppy wreaths and 3D poppies.

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We completed some beautiful pieces of art work including poppy pop art, a poppy collage and we also painting a sunset background and stuck a silhouette of soldier over the top.

Take a look at some examples below!

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October 2019

For Black History Month, Y3/4 are focusing on the life and significance of Mary Seacole.

We will research her life to create a biography within our English work. We will look at various images of Mary Seacole’s life and discuss what we can see from the image. We will think about what is happening and what it would be like to be there. We will incorporate drama opportunities to take on a role and act out different events within Mary Seacole’s life. In music, we will learn a song based on Mary and perform this thinking about pitch and tempo and will portray her actions through dance. Within Geography, we will use mapping skills to locate her country of origin and map out where she traveled on her various adventures. In art, we will be using street art style words and phrases to show our understanding of her life and character.

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Extraordinary Month of Mission 

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Year 3/4 held a cake stall to fund raise for the local Food Bank.

We raised an amazing £390!

A huge thank you to all children and parents for your kind donations.