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WELCOME TO YEAR 3/4

CLASS TEACHER: MISS ANDERSON

STAFF: MR ARTHUR

Week Beginning 9.5.22

After a tricky week learning lots of challenging ‘time’ work in maths and writing some amazing narratives on their version of ‘The Journey’, the children completed the second part of their Jackson Pollock study, which was to create an ACTION PAINTING. with paint but no brushes were to touch the paper. the children carefully selected colours to match the mood they wanted to create. they were all so different which was fantastic to see. here is the process in action…

Word of the week

INTEREST

Week beginning 3.5.22

Miss Anderson said that we had the best week ever! We are building up to our writing on our version of ‘THE JOURNEY’ and we have been letting our creative juices flow. This week we have learned many new skills but by far our favourite had to be PERSONIFICATION. we actually gave Miss Anderson goosebumps we were so talented! please take a look at some of our efforts…

WORD OF THE WEEK

important

Week beginning 25.4.22

Welcome back!! It has been so fantastic to see all of your lovely, smiling faces after such a lovely Easter break! Everyone has come back with such enthusiasm for learning ,which is fantastic! We have just started a very exciting, new topic in history on the Anglo Saxons… so watch this space for our video from our previous topic, which leads us nicely into our new one. This week I would like to share some of our fantastic art- what a brilliant afternoon we had on Friday. WE can now define what ABSTRACT art is and I feel it’s safe to say out second lesson on Jackson Pollock and ‘action painting’ was everyone’s favourite!! WE CANNOT WAIT do do our very own action painting, with NO brushes. Miss Anderson said we must do it outside as it is rather messy!! Not only did we study his paintings, we listened to the Stone Roses, one of Miss Anderson’s and Joe’s favourite bands! Take a look at our artwork and see if you can spot the link between the 2!

Word of the week

INCREASE

Week beginning 4.4.22

Another term is over and what an incredible one it has been! We have had such a fun filled week with out Design Technology unit. We have loved studying pneumatics and designing and making our own pneumatic toys, even if we found it tricky at first, we knew our resilience would get us there in the end. Take a look at the fun we had…

Wishing You a Safe & Happy Easter

Week beginning 28.3.22

As we draw towards the end of the term, the children have been extremely busy with so many exciting activities… we have further investigated pneumatic toys and are starting to get some brilliant ideas for our own- which we will design next week!! How exciting! So any egg boxes, cardboard boxes etc. will be gratefully received – thank you to those who have already brought them in 🙂

We have sadly come to the end of our history topic on The Romans. But we thoroughly enjoyed it! We have learned so many exciting things and more importantly just how much they impacted on life as we know it today!! Watch this space for an exciting video…in the meantime, here are some teasers. Can you guess what is going on? Which famous Roman scenes are being acted out here?

Word of the week:

IMAGINE

Week Beginning 21.3.22

Another exciting week for year 3 and 4. Some stunning writing was produced, as we come to the end of our study of ‘The Lost happy Endings’ book. We thoroughly enjoyed writing our ‘twisted narratives’ and we had the most fun making Snow White evil at the end and killing the poor handsome prince!! Miss Anderson had so much fun reading these that she said this was some of our best writing yet!

During our DT unit on Pnematic Toys we conducted some simple experiments which we really enjoyed, they were so simple that one of them could even be done at home with a sandwich bag and a book!! then you can explain to your adults about what compressed air does. Here are examples of the rest of the pneumatic investigations from this week.

Can you explain to your family what is happening in the pictures? try and use the correct scientific vocabulary!!

Word of the week

FAVOURITE

Week Beginning 18.3.22

Well done everyone!! You have worked your socks off to say the least…. We have done lots of reading, writing and maths but we have also had another exciting visitor! How lucky are year 3 and 4?!! She works for the NHS and taught us all about the importance of healthy eating. What can you remember? Is it ok to have treats? Do we need to look after our teeth as well? Here are some pictures of her teaching us and all of the children becoming involved in the discussions…

WORD OF THE WEEK

enormous

WEEK BEGINNING 7.3.22

Another fantastic week had by all!! The children worked so hard on their classroom work they they were given a real treat on Friday morning when ‘Skipping Schools’ paid them a visit! Gail from Skipping Schools and Miss Anderson both had goosebumps, several times over- the progress was THAT good! The children started off learning how to hold and then jump over the rope and before long they were skipping in double time, pretzels and in groups! The atmosphere was absolutely electric! In celebration assembly some children were given awards for the brilliance and resilience!! Watch this space, because in June we will be entered into a competition at THE BEACON OF LIGHT!!!

WORD OF THE WEEK

EXTREME

WEEK BEGINNING 28.2.22

What a busy week it has been!! From science investigations, to world book day to pneumatics!! The children have worked extra hard this week and are thoroughly enjoying the start of their topics. I think the highlight of the week for everyone was WOLRD BOOK DAY!! Miss Anderson could not even work out who some of the children were as their costumes were so impressive!! The most important part of the day being the books!! We were lucky enough to study one of our favourites, THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE!! We even compared the film with the book then wrote our own chapter on what we would like to find behind a wardrobe door. Take a look at what we got up to….

DROP EVERYTHING AND READ!!!

Word of the week

experiment

I

Week Beginning 14.2.22

We have had such a create and fun end to this half term! The children have completed some beautiful work on our school values which link to mental health week. They wrote some extremely impressive letters based on respect, which will be on display in our school hall. We also worked really well and had so much fun with our science investigation on ‘comparing gases’. The children really impressed me with their sensible hypotheses and predictions. They examined four different fizzy drinks and then predicted which one they think would be the fizziest before carrying out a practical investigation. We firstly weighed the cans to weigh the drink with the gases. After, we shook the cans gently, and reweighed them to see which can had lost the most gas! Here are some pictures to share with you…

Word of the week

EXERCISE

HAVE A FANTASTIC HALF TERM BREAK

STAY SAFE 🙂

Week Beginning 10.1.22

Such an amazing week and all children have absolutely worked their socks off!! Well done! We particularly enjoyed our new art topic which is entitled ‘ALL WORK AND NO PLAY’. This week we studied LS Lowry and Madox Brown. I think it was fair to say that the majority of the class preferred the Lowry paintings as they said they loved his inspiration of industrial towns and how he used his imagination to create his own ‘style of the work. Here are some of their discussions and ideas….we even watched one of Miss Anderson’s favourite videos at the end of the session as it is made in the style of Lowry: The Masterplan OASIS 🙂

KEEP ROCKIN AS MUCH AS YOU CAN!!!

WEEL DONE TO EVERYONE WHO IS WORKING REALLY HARD ON TIMESTABLE ROCKSTARS!! WE CANNOT WAIT FOR THE CLUBS TOP START….A PARENTS MEETING ON TIMES TABLES IS TO FOLLOW SOON….WATCH THIS SPACE!!

Word of the week

EXPERIMENT

Week beginning 3.1.22

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND WELCOME BACK TO ALL OF OUR FAMILIES

The children have settled back in brilliantly and have really enjoyed being back- they absolutely loved their project day on Wednesday where we did some reading, writing and art based around the book: The Day the Crayons Quit!! The completed some lovely inference work in reading then wrote some fantastic letters as if they were one of the crayons. In the afternoon we completed some art with curling techniques. Here are some examples:

FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD

Just before the holidays we completed our DT unit which was based on seasonal, rainbow foods from around the world. We all really enjoyed designing, following recipes, prepping, cooking, and above all EATING our food!! We made Japanese fruit skewers in a plum sauce, a fruit crumble and a seasonal vegetable tart!! Please take a look at the gallery below which we have displayed in our KS2 corridor…

Week beginning 13.12.21

Japanese Plum Skewers
Seasonal vegetable tart
Fruit crumble

WORD OF THE WEEK

exercise

WHAT AN AMAZING AUTUMN TERM YEAR 3 AND 4!! SEE YOU IN 2022. HAVE A WELL EARNED REST AND LOTS OF FUN 🙂

WEEK BEGINNING 29.11.21

IT’S BEGINNNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS….!!!

What a lovely week year 3 and 4 have had. So much hard work and a much more mature, sensible approach by all pupils. We have really enjoyed learning all about polar bears and completing research, ready to write our information text next week! I wonder if the children can tell you some fascinating facts that you didn’t know- such as ‘polar bears actually don’t have white fur?!!’

We had a fantastic day on Wednesday, working in our pyjamas!! We made some gorgeous Christmas baubles and some extremely beautiful cards which our families will love to read. Today we decorated the school Christmas tree with our baubles and it has been lovely to see what all of the other year groups made.

Here are some brilliant examples of the baubles and cards…

Word of the week

DISAPPEAR

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

UNIFORM AND JEWELLERY

All children MUST be in full uniform each day, excluding PE days where they may wear joggers, but must wear a school jumper.

Please refrain from wearing all jewellery for school and if you have studs they MUST be taken out on PE days or covered by plasters- thank you.

Week beginning 22.11.21

This week the children have written some of their best work ever!! Miss Anderson is so incredibly proud of them and how hard they have worked to produce their ‘Outsider Narratives’. Having read the novel, ‘Leaf’ about a polar bear who gets lost and ends up in a forest, the children wrote their own version. They were ALL amazing, but here is Miles’ story, which is beautifully written…his bear gets lost on a beach and the climate is not to his liking!!

Word of the week

POPULAR

Week beginning 15.11.21

This week, all children have worked their socks off to say the least!! They have been completing lots of end of term assessments but they have also had a lot of fun!! The highlight of our week was most certainly our virtual poetry session with the famous children’s author, Michael Rosen. We got so excited when he answered our question, live on air! We watched him read his ‘Chocolate Cake poem’ on YouTube and we found his facial expressions absolutely hilarious. we also love the poem. After the poem we wrote our own about our own favourite food. Take a look at a selection of our poems and the joy on our faces as we watched Michael Rosen.

Word of the Week

DESCRIBE

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Week beginning 8.11.21

One of our best weeks yet in year 3 and 4, so well done to everyone- you have all worked so hard- keep up the great work!! Not only have we completed some very technical skills during our maths lessons, we have also been writing some rather impressive sentences, which children decided to include in their diary entries which we wrote in the style of a war veteran. To say they are touching is an understatement…

Word of the week

decide

Week beginning 1.11.21

What a fantastic week we have had !! We are loving our new book that we have started in English, Leaf!! There were so many interesting predictions made about where they think the story will take us! Who knows what will happen next??? We have also started a new novel in guided Reading, one of Miss Anderson’s favourites, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. There have been some excellent class reading from the children too, well done!!

We learned all about Diwali last term during our R.E. lessons so we feel like the experts today!! Can you tell your adults at home all about why today is so important for Hindus?

We have also have another celebration today, which is Guy Fawkes night, or ‘Bonfire night’ as we call it. Please have a safe and fun experience , whatever your plans…

Word of the Week

continue

Week Beginning 18.10.21

Sadly, we have reached the end of our beloved history unit, The Egyptians….but we’ve have so much fun and learned so many new facts which Miss Anderson and Mrs Johnson were very impressed with. We have to say that our favourite area of learning has been the mummification process- we found it absolutely fascinating! So much so, that we have written , directed and performed in our own MUMMIFICATION VIDEO!! We hope you enjoy this….and can anyone spot the cheeky wink from one of the actors?

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

The outfits were absolutely fantastic!! Miss Anderson, Mrs Hall and Miss Dixon were most definitely scared by some of them! can you work out who is who in this class photo?

Word of the week

CONSIDER

IMPORTANT MESSAGES

P.E.

Please ensure all earrings are removed on Mondays and Thursdays, or cover them with plasters so the children are safe to partake in the lesson.

Spellings

Spelling marks are improving- well done, children!! Keep up the excellent work. A reminder that spelling lists are given out on a Monday on Showbie and are to be tested on the Friday of that week. Low scores will result in a retest the following Monday.

Homework

All children are set a comprehension on a Friday, they have a week to complete this. Please ensure this is done by 9am on the following Friday morning.

Reading books and reading diaries

Children are expected to read for 15 minutes per night and must ensure a comment is recorded in their reading diary. There will be checks made each Monday, Wednesday and Friday- so children must have their books and diaries in school on those days.

STAY SAFE AND HAVE A LOVELY HALF TERM

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Week Beginning 11.10.21

What a fantastic week it has been!! From our really meaningful activities on Monday for our Mental Health day to our fabulous renaissance artwork at the end of the week. On Monday the children designed some very thoughtful superheroes that had special powers to ensure all children and staff were looked after- well done year 3 and 4!

During our art lessons we have produced some amazing work!! We have continued to study the renaissance period, with our case study, Leonardo Da Vinci. We have been studying line, tone and texture and exploring different art pencils. We built up our skills in each lesson to drawing an eye, a face and sketching and shading the Mona Lisa- let’s hope we don’t have ours stolen from the school like Da Vinci’s was stolen from The Louvre in Paris!! Here are the first stages of our artwork… the final sketches of The Mona Lisa to appear next week!!

Can you match the name to the artist?
Da Vinci’s face
Mona Lisa sketch
Mona Lisa sketch

Word of the Week

complete

REMINDERS:

All homework is set on showbie each Friday and must be completed by the following Friday.

Spellings are set on showbie each Monday, which are to be tested on the Friday.

Children must read for 15 minutes each night and have their diary signed at least 3 times a week, which must be brought into school on a MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY.

Week Beginning 4.10.21

I am thrilled with how well the children have settled into their new mixed class- it has been so exciting and they have come so far in just 5 weeks! They are really getting their teeth into the new topics, such as Egyptians (especially mummification!) and have started some fantastic sketching work on the Mona Lisa as they continue to study The Renaissance era in art. Look out next week for those sketches……. you will be bowled over!

We have also been working hard in our English lessons as we continue to enjoy our picture book, The Whale. As we move through the unit of work, we collect our ideas and good examples of work and display them on our writing wall to help us with our final piece. Please take a look at our writing wall, examples of work and other classroom displays.

WRITING WALL
Working with new phrases
Narrative setting- final piece
Research on the importance of The River Nile
The importance of irrigation
Year 3/4 history diaply

Word of the week

CERTAIN

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