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Year 3 & 4

Welcome to Year 3 & 4

Message from the class teacher

In Year 3 and 4, we aim to support a smooth transition from Key Stage 1 into Key stage 2 by engaging children in lessons and experiences within school. We build on previous knowledge in a safe and secure environment, learning to grow in confidence and start to understand the importance of education and its impact on their own lives now and in their future success. We look forward to all the amazing things we will learn this year together and sharing the children’s success and how proud we are of them all.

 

Teaching Team

Mrs Fearnley

Miss Wood

Mrs Holland

PE Lessons

Our PE lessons are on a Monday and a Friday with Mr Gibson.

Please come to school in full PE kit both days. 

Homework

Each Friday a new piece of homework will be given out and needs to be returned the following Wednesday so that it can be marked and a new piece ready for the Friday. Reading books will be chosen by the children and brought home to read. One finished, the children can return their books and pick a new one at any time. Spellings for the half term are in the back of your child’s homework book and also on Teams. Your children will have their spelling assessments on a Monday. 

Frequently Used Links

Times Tables Rock Stars

Sumdog

BBC Bitesize

Oak National Academy

myON – Free access to over 7000 online books and graphic novels to read.

English

AUTHORFY – Access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels.

BookTrust – Recommended booklists

The World of David Walliams  – Free audio book readings from David Walliams 

English Mastery – Downloadable resource packs

Literacy Shed Plus – Writing stimuli using creative YouTube clips and animations

Pobble365 – A daily image to use as a stimulus for creative writing 

Poetry By Heart – A wide selection of poetry to view online

Ruth Miskin Training – Available from Monday 20th April. Films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer

The Children’s Poetry Archive – Archive of spoken poetry recordings 

THEDAY – A daily newsletter for parents and carers at home with children, helping to enrich learning with real-world knowledge and skills

Maths

Mathematics Mastery – Downloadable guidance and resource packs

NRICH – Maths puzzles and challenges sorted by age and challenge level

Topmarks – Interactive maths games to improve your arithmetic

Science 

BBC Bitesize – Interactive resources covering the primary science curriculum

STEM Learning – An online resource bank, which links resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed

The James Dyson Foundation – A free set of STEM challenge cards from the James Dyson Foundation

WOW Science – Experiment ideas, games, videos and fact files (most are free)

PE

BBC Teach Super Movers – Key stages 1 and 2 

Videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English

Wellbeing

Children’s Commissioner – A downloadable guide for children about Coronavirus 

StarLine – Home learning advice for parents with a hotline open 6 days a week to offer support and answer questions

Cosmic Kids – Free yoga videos for children 

Music

Virtual Musical Instruments – Play a range of instruments online for free

History

The British Museum – Explore the British Museum from your house

Geography

National Geographic Kids – Games, competitions and news about countries from around the world

French

Our Physical French Phonics PowerPoint with all the phonemes, graphemes, pictures and actions can be found on the school website via the Curriculum tab. 

https://www.hartelwickfederation.org.uk/elwick/french/

 

 

In this section

Our Values and Ethos

We have a set of school values that were devised in conjunction with our Governors, pupils, parents and staff

Friendship & Trust

Always our Best

Thankfulness

Compassion

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