Y3/4

Welcome to Year 3 and 4

Year 3 and 4 Ancient Egyptian Celebration Day

 On Wednesday 2nd May the children in Years 3 and 4 will take part in an Ancient Egyptian Celebration Day to celebrate the end of our history topic.

 The day will include:

  • Children making their own Ancient Egyptian costumes (which they will get to keep and take home)
  • A Costume Parade
  • Making and tasting bread based on an Egyptian recipe
  • Food tasting of other simple foods which the Ancient Egyptians ate
  • Egyptian arts and crafts including painting scarab beetles and an Egyptian themed gift box which will hold a small gift for the children. 
  • Investigating and playing Egyptian games

 We have bought a number of resources, including items for costume making and for the gift box and we therefore request a minimum donation of £2.00 per child to help cover the costs. We are planning to finish our Ancient Egyptian topic with a great Celebration Day and we hope that you agree it will be worth the small cost we are asking for to make this happen. Please send your child to school with their donation on Monday, Tuesday   or Wednesday next week (week beginning 30th April)

On the actual day we will ask children to change into their PE kits – they will then make and wear their costumes over the top of their kits for the rest of the day. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on Wednesday.

 

Year 3 and 4 Information

There are two classes in Year 3 and 4.  Miss Ripley teaches Class 5 who are all Year 3 children. Mr Fisher teaches Class 6 who are Year 4 children with a small group of Year 3s. 

In the mornings, for Maths and Literacy, the classes are split into Year groups - Year 4s with Mr Fisher and Year 3s with Miss Ripley. Year 3 children will also be supported by Mrs Brown in groups. 

In Lower Key Stage 2 we are also lucky to be supported by our talented HLTAs and TAs, who bring a range of skills and knowledge to our team.

Mrs Brown and Mrs Fisher work with a range of different children either in groups or on an individual basis, and in November 2017 we were joined by Mrs Frank to work one-to-one.

Mrs Brown will also teach Class 5 one afternoon per week.

Mrs Fisher will teach Class 6 one afternoon per week.

 

Class 5 Fossil Investigations - Please click on the photos below.

Spring Term 2018

This term in History we will be studying ‘Ancient Egypt.’ This will involve: looking at sources of evidence including replica artefacts; the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb and mummification; and how and why the pyramids were built.

 Our Science themes will be ‘Looking at States’ and ‘Electricity. The children will study the differences between liquids, solids and gasses, and they will also learn about circuits, conductors and insulators. There will be a focus on the practical side of science.

In Art we will be looking at journeys and how this can be interpreted in our artwork. After half-term our art work links closely to our History topic and we will begin designing and creating a chair appropriate for a Pharaoh or Egyptian God.

Click below for more information.

Curriculum News Spring 2018.

Aims of Lower KS2 

One of our key aims in Lower Key Stage 2 is to help the children to develop greater levels of responsibility and independence. Children should enter the school building on their own and get themselves organised independently - this includes making sure they have all of their equipment for the day, such as reading books, PE kits, spelling sheets etc.

We aim to develop their confidence and self-belief and build up a love for learning, where it's important to have a go at difficult tasks and not be afraid to make mistakes.

Educational Visits

During the Spring Term, Years 3 and 4 will attend an educational visit to Hull's Hands on History Museum on Tuesday 13th March 2018, to support our work on the Ancient Egyptians.

Year 4 children will get the chance to take part in the annual residential visit, which will take place from Mon 2nd to Wed 4th July  2018. This is an important part of developing independence and confidence. Full details will be shared with parents and children in due course. 

Other Information

PE Kit

Class 5 and 6 - Wednesdays (Outdoor games)

Class 5 and 6 - Swimming - Thursdays ( from 1st February)

Both classes will do outdoor PE on Thursdays when a change of footwear is required. Children may also bring tracksuit bottoms / joggers and a warm top such as a sweatshirt or hooded top. For all PE lessons, jewellery should be removed or covered with tape.

Homework tasks

Children should read each evening and practise their spellings (on given sheets). We also encourage children to practise their times tables regularly by thinking carefully about the tables they find tricky. Mathletics (click to go to the site) is also available as an online resource and children have their own logins and passwords.

Spellings

Please click below to download the spelling practise sheets for the Christmas holiday period, ready for a test in the New Year.

Year 3

Year 4