Years 3 & 4 Weekly Roundup

What an exciting week we have had…our replies came back from our Pen Pals in England!

The children loved reading their letters from their friends, and have drafted and started to write their clean copies to send back to them. It´s been a great way to teach letter writing and there has been a lot of enthusiasm from the children. They were really excited to read a small part of their letter in Spanish as their pen pals are learning Spanish in their school…and loved exchanging interesting stories they had been told.

English:

Year 4–  The children have worked on describing characters and settings. They created a plan for their humour story and are beginning to write their story based on Mr Stink, which we have been looking at. The grammar focus this week was the use of personal and possessive pronouns to ensure that the children´s sentences were varied.

Homework.

The children should complete the worksheet about personal and possessive pronouns; filling in the gaps with the suggested pronouns to include.

Year 3– We read ´The Tunnel´ again and worked through a series of comprehension questions, really analysing the story and showing deep understanding. We also continued to look at descriptions and described the setting and the characters. We have written our plan and are about to start our own adventure stories.

Homework.

The children should write a description of what they would find inside their own tunnel; good or bad!

Maths:

Year 4– This week we have focused on subtraction. The children worked up to subtracting 4 digit numbers and were able to use the compact method to subtract numbers, including carrying. This has been something they have previously struggled with, but they have made fantastic progress!

Homework.

The children should complete a series of subtraction questions with carrying. The challenge at the bottom is only to be completed if possible.

Year 3– This week we have looked at addition and subtraction. The children are all now able to use the compact addition to add three digit numbers together, including carrying. We then moved on to use a Frog and a number line to solve subtraction questions.

Homework.

The children should complete a series of addition questions with carrying. The challenge at the bottom is only to be completed if possible.

Science:

Year 4– This week the children chose and trialled the materials they needed for their project and they will finish this at the beginning of next week.

Year 3– We finished our topic of light with a fun crossword to answer questions about what we have learnt this topic. Fantastic progress! We have now begun our topic of Forces.

Art:

We have continued with our topic of landscapes and this week. After a session of directed drawing, and some amazing creativity, they drew and coloured some great landscapes. Both I and the children were super proud of them!

Topic:

This week we continued to look at Jack and the Beanstalk and create mini dramas about the story.

Homework.

Year 4- The children should complete the story board with some sentences to tell the reader what is happening in the picture.

Year 3- The children should complete the questions about Jack and the Beanstalk, which can be through pictures/writing. The beginning, middle and end summary of the story should be in writing.

Keep up the good work Years 3 and 4!

Miss Tammy

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