Holy Family Catholic Primary and Nursery School

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Welcome to Year 3 and 4! 

In our phase there are three classes; Lemur, Crocodile and Gazelle and we all work hard and try our best in whatever we do.

                                               

           Gazelle Class                           Lemur Class                               Crocodile Class

             Mrs Hurley                                 Ms Asante                                     Mrs Pocock

Here, you can find lots of important information including what we are learning about this term, important dates, display photographs and information about everything we have been getting up to!

 

Please contact lowerkeystage2@holyfamily.swindon.sch.uk if you have any queries regarding your child in Year 3/4 and Mrs Gee will get back to you.                                     

2022-2023 Work and Photo's Click Here      

Easter Reflection Songs

Riding into Jerusalem Music We Don't Want Jesus Music Let us Eat Together Music The Servant King Music 

On a Cross Music  Were you there? Music

 

Riding into Jerusalem Words We Don't Want Jesus Words Let us eat together Words Servant King Words 

On a Cross Words Were you there? Words 

 

Learning at home

  Here you will find the homework for each term. You will also find the termly KIRFS.                                                 Don't forget to continue to read each day!

Spellings and Math Homework will be handed out on Thursdays and will be due in on Tuesdays.  

 

Term 4 homework 

 

Term 4 KIRFS 

 

Curriculum Overview

Here you will find an overarching view of what the children will be taught over their time in Year 3 and Year 4. As we have mixed age year groups we work on a two year rolling cycle to ensure that all of the National Curriculum Objectives are covered across the 2 years. 

Year 3 and Year 4 Cycle A (2023, 2025, 2027) 

Year 3 and Year 4 Cycle B (2022, 2024, 2026) 

 

  Dates for your diary

Key Dates for Term 3 and 4  

January

Thursday 11th: Whole School Mass at Church

Friday 19th: Gazelle Assembly

Monday 22nd: Young Voices

Wednesday 31st: Year 3/4 Parent Lunch

 

February

Tuesday 6th: Parent’s Evening 3.30pm-6pm.

Thursday 8th: Parent’s Evening 4.30pm-7pm.

Monday 12th February- Friday 16th February is half term. Children are back on Monday 19th February.

 

March

Thursday 7th: World Book Day

Week commencing Monday 11th: Science Week

Thursday 21st: Crocodile Mass

Tuesday 26th: Easter Reflection

 

April

Half term from Monday 1st April- Friday 12th April.

Monday 15th: Teacher Training Day.

Children back to school on Tuesday 16th.

 

 

Learning in school

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 In Year 3 and 4 we will begin by looking at the Christmas Story from the perspective of the Shepherds. We will think about how the shepherds felt being told the Good News and consider the perspective of Shepherds after the event. We will then move onto Revelations where we will explore the story of Samuel and his calling to God. We will look at others who have been called to God as well before moving onto Liturgy of the Word and why they are important in Mass.

Maths

Year 3 children will be using their knowledge of place value to work on multiplication and division of 2-digit numbers before moving on to look at demoninations of money and calculating change.

 

Year 4 children will be carrying on with their learning of formal column method, this time using multiplication. They will then move on to division.  We will also be learning about Geometry and the properties of shapes including angles. Their KIRF for the term is focusing on the 7 times table and its corresponding inverse facts.

 

Please make sure that your child is practising their times tables at least three times a week. They can practice these through a fun interactive game on the following website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button . Alternatively they could practise their times tables on times tables rockstars (ttrockstars.com), where they each have their own log in details and they can even win certificates at school for this. and it is a great resources to practise times tables

English

Continuing with our new scheme of work, we will be completing the non-fiction book Street Beneath My Feet which will be an Explanation text. The children will focus on the plot points of the story, focusing on the emotions of the story at each plot point. From this, the children will think about and explore the different vocabulary that would be relevant to the story at this point, supporting the development of language and making their sentences more interesting.

Science

The children are learning about ‘Animals including humans’ where they learn how to: identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat. They also learn how to identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.

PE

For Term 3 and 4, all three PE days are on a Thursday. Please ensure your child is wearing the correct PE kit. Our Year 4 children will be swimming, the children will need to make sure they are bringing their swimming kits into school each week, ensuring their belongings are named to ensure nothing gets lost. Handball and Dance will be taught to the Year 3 children this term.

Music

In year 3 and 4, we are extremely lucky; on Thursday afternoons the children participate in recorder lessons in class. Mr. Yorke will work with Crocodile, Gazelle and Lemur classes, teaching them how to read music as they learn to play the recorder.

Guided Reading

Children's word level and comprehension skills will be developed through whole class guided reading sessions and one to one reading. 

Phonics

This term, some children will be having phonic sessions 3 times a week as well as small intervention groups based on the ability of the child. These are regularly assessed and we will follow Little Wandle for these. 

Computing

In this unit learners will develop their understanding of what a branching database is and how to create one. They will use yes/no questions to gain an understanding of what attributes are and how to use them to sort groups of objects. Learners will create physical and on-screen branching databases. To conclude the unit, they will create an identification tool using a branching database, which they will test by using it. They will also consider real-world applications for branching databases.

French

Called 'Presenting Myself,' in this unit, the children will learn how to: 

Count to 20.

Say their name and age.

Say hello and goodbye, then ask how somebody is feeling and answer how they are feeling.

Tell you where they live.

Tell you their nationality and understand basic gender agreement rules. 

History Our topic this term is 'What did the ancient Egyptians believe?' The children will be finding out about Egyptian beliefs, and making inferences about beliefs about the afterlife using primary sources. They investigate pyramids, gods and goddesses, and mummified people to identify Egyptian beliefs before creating a video clip to summarise their findings.
Art

This unit focuses on exploring and creating Ancient Egyptian art, guiding pupils in understanding and applying the styles, patterns, and techniques of Ancient Egyptian art through lessons that include designing scrolls, making paper, and creating contemporary responses using zines.

 

 

 Photos

Our First Lesson of DT in Term 1 was to explore different fruits from around the world and to understand why certain foods are not grown in different countries due to the climate of the countries. We then made a fruit kebab based around different foods from different countries. 

DT-Fruit Kebabs

 During our science lessons, we have been looking at electricity and discussing what makes electricity flow. We've explored the how a circuit work and how to make a complete and incomplete circuit. We were able to create our own circuits. 

Science- Creating Circuits

Our country for European Day of Languages was The Netherlands. We learnt how to count to 5 in Dutch, we tried a Stroopwaffle, made an origami Tulip which is the national Flower and finished by re-creating Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night in different ways including painting, watercolours, drawing and oil pastels. 

EDOL-Netherlands

 Letters