Welcome to Sycamore Class!
The Year 3 /4 Teachers are:
Mrs Bowley and Mrs Procter
The Year 3/4 Teaching Assistants are:
Mrs Harrison & Miss Mahmood
Our Main Topic this term is
We will be learning about the many mountain ranges around the world such as the Alps, Himalayas, Pyrenees and the Andes. We will also be looking at the mountains in the UK; Snowdon and Ben Nevis. We will be learning about the geographical human and physical features as well as learning about their topography. In DT we will be constructing our own mountain, in Art we will be creating our own Mandalas in the style of the Nepalese. Through our geography/topic lessons we will be locating a variety of mountains and the countries they belong in, with this we will compare and contrast countries on the Equator with those in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere.
Through-out this half term we are learning to write in the style of a diary. We will develop our skills of writing chronologically and in topic based paragraphs under supportive headings. We will be correctly using pronouns, past tense forms of verbs and the present prefect form. We will continue to add details to our writing by using a variety of vocabulary and grammar taught through discrete and topic based lessons. We will adopt the necessary style of writing by including opinions, expression our emotions and using colloquial phrases.
In keeping with our topic, we are going on a local walk where the children will have to complete challenges, learn survival techniques and carry out role play situations as if they were stuck on a mountain. We are hoping Mountain Rescue team will be joining us.
Mrs Bowley will be focusing on; Measure. We will accurately measure in cm and mm and learn how to convert lengths in to the different units. we will also be learning how to find the perimeter. Each week we will complete activities to extend our problem solving and reasoning skills.
Mrs Proctor will be focusing on: Division followed by Fractions and decimals.Each week we will complete activities to extend our problem solving and reasoning skills.
Glossary for Parents
Here I have included a downloadable document which explains all the terminology we use in school. Your children are expected to understand and use this vocabulary when discussing their work. Hope this helps!
Learn your Times tables!! :)
Enhance your reading at home...
Have a look at what we have been up to in and out of class...
Stone Age art work based on the Caves of Lascaux:
Music- today we had our first music lesson. We learnt about the pulse, the rhythm and the pitch of our song.
During our PSHE lessons we have been learning about our emotions and feelings. We have completed many activities which asks us to explore how our actions might affect others. We complete lots of role play tasks which the children thoroughly enjoy. Here is a clip of us acting out different emotions we might feel, after our role play we always discuss our emotions through circle time.
Reminders for this term...
Purple Mash login link:
All children will have the opportunity to independently change their books every morning, please make sure you read with your child every day for at least 10 minutes :)
Our P.E days are Wednesday and Thursday Please make sure children have their correct PE kits with them every week.
It is vital that the children stay hydrated throughout the day. Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school, which can be kept in the classroom and accessed freely throughout the day. Access to the water fountain will be at play times an lunch times.
Spelling tests are every Tuesday, the children are expected to get at least 8 out of 10.
Times Tables test are every Friday, the children are expected to get at least 10 out of 12.
Fruit is 20p per day and can be bought during morning break from Horse chestnut class, if you would prefer to bring in fruit from home, please do so!