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

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

 

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

 

***At the bottom of this page we have sub sections in order of months which give more information about what we have been learning about. Please take a look at the great work we have been doing!***

In English, during this Autumn term, we will be reading ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl and using this book 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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Light and Shadows - St Mark's C of E Primary School
Our topic for Autumn 1 is ‘Light and Shadows’.
In this topic, we will explore about light, reflections and shadows. We will learn about different  sources of light and that we need light so we can see. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate reflective materials and find out more about reflective surfaces.
Furthermore, they will learn that the sun’s light can be dangerous, and will develop an  understanding of sun safety and ways of keeping safe in the sun.
The children will have chance to test which objects are opaque and will find out how shadows change when the distance between the object and light source changes. They will develop their scientific enquiry skills, making observations, predictions and conclusions.
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Autumn term will be driven through our history topic of Ancient Greece but we will also cover geography objectives through this topic.
Our Ancient Greece topic will look at who the Ancient Greek people were, when they lived and where and how they were able to establish their empire. We will look at how the political system worked in Ancient Greece, investigate the legacy of Athenian Democracy and compare it with the political systems we have today. The children also compare and contrast the modern day Olympics with the Ancient Greek events. They also learn about and order events. In addition to this, we will learn about Ancient Greek religion, research information about a variety of Greek gods and write a Greek myth of their own. Finally they will use historical evidence to find out about the Trojan War and use the information to write and re-enact scenes from it. We think the children will love this topic!
Our topics for Autumn term are Homes, Promises and Visitors.

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.
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Our topics in Autumn term will be invasion games, athletics and gymnastics.
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Our  PSHE topics are:
  • Celebrating Difference
  • Dreams and Goals.

PSHE will be taught through a cross curricular approach, covering the following themes: Health and Well Being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. It will be interwoven into our curriculum. We are also completing stand alone PSHE, mental health and well-being lessons to support the children.

Below is our long term overview.

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**Below is work from our 19-20 academic year**

We are continuing with our home learning using our Google Classroom.

Y 3/4 have been celebrating their success in coping with these difficult times. The children have not only been completing their school work at home but they have also been showing their support to the local community.
The children have been busy writing messages, prayers and drawing beautiful pictures and posters to offer support, sympathy, kindness and hope to others. Here are some examples.

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In Maths, we are using a range of online resources including https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ and https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stedwardsts5 to set tasks and activities for children as well as worksheets posted to Google Classroom too.

In English, we have started our new text called ‘Leon and the Place Between’ which we will be using to inspire our writing with tasks linked tot he story posted daily on Google Classroom.

In RE, we have started our new topic of New Life.

Children are keeping fit and active by using Joe Wicks PE activities at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1  
and Oti Mabuse dance lessons at 11:30am https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCeo6Q3p7Mc

Pupils are also completing a range of art and craft activities including creating ‘frames’ for nature and also a daily drawing challenge, as well as their own imaginative ideas too.

Also, we launched our Easter Egg Display rather than our usual school competition.

We had some eggcellent entries! Thankyou for all your efforts!!

Some images are below including Egg Sheran and The Midnight Gang!

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During this month, we all faced a big change to our usual school routine. A lot of us are now completing our learning at home. We understand that this is a big change for everyone so just keep doing your best. The children have all been working super hard at home. Keep it up!

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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.