Roald Dahl - Y3 & Y4

In Roald Dahl class we believe in letting our imaginations run free and using our creativity to inspire independent learning. We work together and support each other, aiming to be the best possible versions of ourselves. The adults that support us in class every day are Mrs Roberts (Class Teacher), Mrs Nixon (Teaching Assistant/Cover Supervisor) during the morning and Mrs Best (Teaching Assistant) during the afternoon. Mrs Reynolds (Teaching Assistant) also joins us for Maths. Sometimes other adults pop in to help us out and we welcome their support in our learning journey. As Roald Dahl wrote, "Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world."

News

-19th June Roald Dahl Class Assembly NEW DATE

-21st June Year 4's brass event am (see poster opposite)

-Year 3 swimming every Tuesday

-Please remember your PE kit every Monday

Maths

During the Summer term we will be revisiting all of the curriculum areas to recap on prior learning and deepen our knowledge, skills and understanding.

Week 1- This week we have been looking at geometry. Year 3 have revisited coordinates and perimeter and spent some time on MyMaths and TT Rockstars. Year 4 have been looking at translation and how to describe position and direction as well as completing the coordinates for various polygons. They have really enjoyed it with many of the children saying it was the highlight of their week!

Week 2 - This week we have looked at decimals and multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. We used counters and a place value grid to help us.

 

Week 3 - This week we continued some work on decimals and also worked on our short multiplication using column method. Towards the end of the week we started to look at money; finding different ways to make the same amount and finding different ways to give change. Some of us have been working on extending our thinking by trying some mastery questions.

 

Week 4- This week we have been continuing to work with money. We have been working out change, converting from pounds to pence and solving word problems.

 

Week 5 - We have been consolidating our knowledge of how to solve word problems using the RUCSAC method. A key focus this week has been on maths vocabulary and how to spot which operation to use.

 

week 6 - This week we have been revisiting time by looking at analogue and digital clocks and solving problems involving duration.

English

In English we have been exploring Journey by Aaron Becker and will be spending a couple of weeks exploring the themes and images.

Week 1- The children have been learning the skills to create a successful book trailer; creating their own success criteria and working in groups to produce book trailers. They really do capture the imagination. Here's an example below.

Week 2 - This week we have planned and written an adventure story based on Journey. Ask us where our characters have travelled to.

Week 3 - We finished writing our adventure stories, edited them and wrote them up in our Final Draft books. We have now started our next piece of writing linked to Journey where we will be researching and writing a non-chronological report on a country of our choice.

Week 4 - We have been continuing with our non-chronological report about a country. We have been focussing on writing an introduction and looking at what the key features would be.

Week 5 - Our work on non-fiction writing continued this week as we concluded our non-chronological reports. We focussed on using a range of sentence starters and organising our work into paragraphs.

 

Week 6 - This week we reminded ourselves of the features of a diary and wrote a couple of entries in the role of different characters from Journey. Watch some of the children presenting their knowledge of diary features below.

The Nature of Life

Our Summer term topic is The Nature of Life where we will explore life cycles, food chains and how our environment is built.

Week 1: This week we have been researching animals which hatch. The children have worked in pairs to present their information in their own style. We were also lucky enough to be able to visit the ducklings in Early Years which were freshly hatched!

Week 2: We went on a nature walk around the school grounds to look for signs of living things in our local area.

Week 3: We looked at different food chains and life cycles as well as how to classify different animals.

Week 4: This week we have been creating a fact file about an animal of our choice.

Week 5: During topic this week we looked at animal adaptations and how an animal changes its body to suit its location.

Cricket

Art

During art this week we have created sculptures.

National Science Week

 For National Science Week we had all sorts of trouble with the weather! We finally managed to carry out an experiment to explore the effect of adding more bicarbonate of soda to vinegar. It was a fizzing success!

Reward Time

wb 23/04/18 - This week we choose different art activities. Many of the children decided to make fortune tellers out of paper.

wb 16/04/18 - This week for reward time we spent some time outside in the sun on the climbing frame and the field.

wb 7/5/18 - This week we joined Terry Deary class and played outside with some of the equipment. We had a great time in the sun!

 

Each class has a reward jar. Throughout each day, pupils can earn rewards (cubes) to add to their class' jar. When the jar is full, we have 20 minutes of class reward time which is decided by the class from a range of choices. Past reward times include making mouth-watering sweets from play-doh; ipad time; art and crafts; outside play time with Terry Deary class and a DVD amongst many other things.

Homework

Year 3 and 4