Y3/4 2022 - 2023
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Mrs Cunniffe and Mrs Garratt are our Phase Leaders and teachers of Robin Class
Mrs Morgan teaches Sparrow Class
Mrs Dean teaches Blackbird Class
Google Classroom - classroom.google.com/a/elworthce.cheshire.sch.uk
AR Bookfinder - http://www.arbookfind.co.uk/
My Maths - https://login.mymaths.co.uk/login
Times table Rock Stars - https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth
Spelling shed - https://play.edshed.com/
The Romans - Invaders or Inventors?
Year 3/4 Spring Term 2023 Information
Our topic this term is one of our favourites! It is called 'The Romans - Invaders or Inventors?'
We will be studying the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. We will be finding out all about the Roman Empire and the power of its army. We will be looking at why the Romans came to Britain including Julius Caesar’s attempted invasion in 55-54 BC. To kick start our new topic, on Thursday 5th January, we are inviting year 3 and 4 children to take part in a Roman Day at school. The purpose of this day is for children to experience what life was like during the Roman times. We will be food tasting, looking at what the Romans did for entertainment and looking at the invasion of Britain. To make this experience as real as possible, we would like the children to come into school in Roman costume. This could simply be a white t shirt, shorts and a belt, a toga made from a white bed sheet, arm holes in a pillow case etc. However, please note that we do not expect you to buy an outfit especially for the day.
As part of our topic, we also have a visit planned to the Grosvenor Museum in Chester where the children will march through the streets of Chester like a Roman solider. They will also be looking at real and replica artefacts, focusing on three areas: Archaeology, Building Roman Chester and The Roman World.
Please download the topic web at the bottom of the page to find out more about what we will be covering in our topic this term.
We are really pleased to let you know that our year 3 and 4 children will be starting their Forest School sessions during the Spring 1 term. As in previous years, these sessions will be run by Mr Thorpe. Please see the table below for further details. The children need to come to school dressed approprately on their forest school days.
|9am - 12pm||1:30pm-3pm|
The children are grouped for spellings and phonics and will receive weekly spelling homework on Spelling Shed linked to the spelling patterns they are learning in class. In addition, the children should learn the National Curriculum spelling lists which were given out at the start of the year. Children are expected to learn one column of spellings per half term and will require help and support at home to ensure the children achieve well. Ideally this should happen weekly – little and often – to enable the children to master the spelling of all of the words. We realise that some of these spellings may appear quite demanding, but every child in the country has to be proficient in the spelling of these relevant age-related words. (See attached list)
Outdoor PE is timetabled for Wednesday afternoon for all classes in Year 3 and 4 this term and all children need to come to school dressed in their PE kit at this time. At this time of the year, the weather is very changeable so always send your child in with the appropriate PE uniform (please refer to the school PE uniform policy on our website for guidance). May we remind you that all uniform should be labelled to avoid any confusion and missing kit.
Love Music Trust
During the Spring term, Sparrows will be taking part in our Love Music Trust wider opportunites on a Friday afternoon. A music specialist, Mr Curtin, will work with the children to introduce the exciting world of instrument learning. An email containing more details will be sent out to parents.
We will continue to come to school dressed in our PE kits on Fridays, as we have a focus on keeping active and healthy. Prepare for an active and enjoyable day of learning!
All children are expected to read for up to 30 minutes three times per week as part of their homework and have their reading diary signed by an adult. These will be checked by their teacher during daily Guided Reading lessons. All pupils in Year 2/3/4, when reaching a suitable standard, will have access to Accelerated Reader, where children read their choice of book and complete a comprehension quiz online at the end. These results are tracked by teachers and the children achieve points for good test results.
Children in year 3/4 receive weekly homework in maths, times tables, spellings and reading. Homework is set on a Monday to be completed by the following Monday..
- Times Tables Rock Stars
- Spelling Shed
- Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling CGP book and Reading Comprehension CGP book (alternate, later in the year)
|Reading||Minimum of 3 times a week for 20-30 minutes||Reading Records to be signed by an adult 3 times a week, thank you|
|Spellings||- National Curriculum spelling list||Start of half term||Last week of half term|
If you have any further questions or queries about life in Year 3 and 4, please arrange to speak with your child’s class teacher.
Thank you for your continuing support,
The Year 3/4 Team.
Mrs Cunniffe/Mrs Garratt, Mrs Dean and Mrs Morgan
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