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Tadley Community Primary School

Tadley Community Primary School

Year 3/4

Welcome to Year 3 & 4

 

Swordfish Class - Mrs Taplin

 

Clownfish Class - Mrs Ebenezer & Mrs Hillerton

 

Manta Ray Class - Miss Culver

 

 

Please follow this link to find our homework: http://www.tadleyprimary.co.uk/home-learning/

 

If you would like any help with your homework, please remember to ask your teacher smiley

 

 

 

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Dates for your diary:

 

Hampton Court trip - Thursday 6th June

Summer Fair - Friday 14th June

Sports Day - Thursday 20th June

Last day of term - Friday 19th July

 

Happy Half Term!

 

Well done for a fantastic half term Year 3 & Year 4. We hope you have enjoyed finding out lots about the Tudors and performing in our fantastic Sharing Assembly.

 

Remember our trip to Hampton Court is the first week back : Thursday 6th June

 

Have a great week off!

 

Mrs Taplin, Mrs Hillerton, Miss Culver & Mrs Ebenezer.

 

P.S : The children have taken their P.E kits home for a wash and also emptied their trays. Please check what they have brought home (lots of letters and bits of paper seem to have accumulated over the term!)

 

 

 

Friday 24th May

 

Tudor medicine

 

Today, we found out about diseases in Tudor Britain and how these diseases were treated.

 

The Tudors had little knowledge about the body and diseases. Today, many diseases can be treated with modern medicine, but in Tudor times they could be deadly. We found out about the plague and the English sweat.

 

Herbal remedies were often known as ‘simples’ and most Tudor women would have known how to make them.

 

 

 

Thomas Wolsey

 

We also found out about Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. He became Lord Chancellor, and Henry VIII’s key adviser, in 1515.  Today, Thomas Wolsey is remembered for his great political and religious influence and power, and his passion for architecture – he lived in and redesigned Hampton Court Palace!

 

Find out more here: http://primaryfacts.com/2178/thomas-wolsey-facts-and-information/

 

 

20.5.19 - 24.5.19

 

A week in the life of Year 3 & 4...

 

The week has flown by and it is Friday already! This week we have completed another arithmetic test (please see some examples of questions underneath). We have found out about Tudor clothing, punishments and medicine. We created some beautiful artwork for the school hall display and started writing our English work up in neat on authentic (tea-stained!) paper.

 

 

 

 

Thursday 23rd May

 

Computing - algorithms

 

This morning Swordfish Class practised giving instructions to the Beebots.

We worked in small groups and gave the Beebots different instructions to follow. Each time we had to think about where we wanted it to end up and the route it needed to take. We also had a go at following set commands. These created some 2-D shapes.

 

 

 

We also had the opportunity to use our new 'town' and 'beach' maps.

 

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Tuesday 21st May & Wednesday 22nd May

 

                                                               Maths- Numberlink Boards

 

Over the past few weeks the children have been introduced to the 'Numberlink boards'. These boards help them link facts they already know about times tables and division and also help them to derive other facts.

Clownfish -Today we looked at our times tables and the link between multiplying a number that is 10 times bigger.

 

Swordfish - We noticed the link between the 3x table and the 6x table. We also practised counting in 3's and 6's using the counting stick.

 

 

 

 

 

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Why don't you ask your child to explain how to use the Numberlink boards? You don't need the boards to practise,  you could write it out on a piece of paper.
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Monday 20th May

 

Tudor Clothes

 

Today in our Topic lesson we found out about the clothes worn in Tudor times.  People wore clothes made out of natural materials such as cotton, silk, leather, satin, velvet and fur.

 

Rich Tudors wore clothes that had intricate designs and eye-catching shapes. As they had lots of money, they could buy materials from further away. A rich Tudor man would wear a ruff (collar), velvet hat, cotton shirt, a cape, doublet (jacket) and trunk hose (long socks). Most of their jackets were padded to show wealth.

A rich Tudor woman would wear a cotton underdress, farthingale (made with whale bones), petticoat, padded roll, kirtle, french hood, sleeves lined with fur, a dress with a 'V' shape and a silver pomander (perfume ball).

 

Peasants had very little money and would only have one outfit until it wore out. Their clothes were mainly made out of rough cotton, wool and leather. They would wear a cotton cap, rough cotton shirt, tunic, wool breeches and leather boots. Ladies would wear a cotton shirt, an apron and a woollen skirt.

 

The children found out that the Tudors rarely washed. Queen Elizabeth I was unusual, she used to wash once a month! They used perfume to cover up the smell.

 

Please click on the link to find out more information about Tudor clothes.

https://www.slideshare.net/cgandini/clothes-in-tudor-times?qid=d4823015-a47e-461a-9b60-e57896b3a9d7&v=&b=&from_search=1

 

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13.5.19 - 17.5.19

 

A week in the life of Year 3 & 4...

 

Another week comes to an end and now we are just a week away from Half Term. This week we have finished writing our persuasive speeches about King Henry's divorce. We have worked hard to ensure that we have included the persuasive features that we have learnt. In our maths lessons we have found out how to calculate the area and perimeter of shapes.

We had a wonderful end to the week watching and playing in the finals of the Inter-house football tournament. 

Thursday 16th May

Tudor Food

 

Today in our Topic lesson we found out about the different foods enjoyed during the Tudor times. We were disgusted by some of their choices and couldn't believe how much meat they ate! The rich Tudors really did love their food!

 

Take a look at what we learnt with the link below and listen to some of our own Tudor Banquet Menus.

A Tudor menu...

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A Tudor menu...

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Wednesday 15th May - Maths

 

Area

 

Today in Maths we were learning how to find area. We found out that area is the space inside the boundary of a flat 2D object.  First the children used cubes to find different rectangles with the same area. We had 16 cubes and found 5 different rectangles with an area of 16cm². The children then created their names on squared paper. To find the area of each letter they counted the 1cm x 1cm squares. As an extension they had to calculate the total area of their name and the perimeter.

Tuesday 14th May - Maths

 

Perimeter

 

Today in Maths we were learning how to find perimeter. We found out that perimeter is the distance around the edge of a 2D shape. We practised measuring perimeter using trundle wheels, rulers and metre sticks. We know that we can measure length/distance using mm, cm, m, km and miles.

 

Clownfish class: This morning we went out onto the playground at the front of school. We estimated how many metres we thought the playground would be. These estimations ranged from 15m to 500m. The front playground actually measured approx. 90m.

 

Swordfish class & Manta Ray class: This afternoon both classes went outside on the KS2 playground. We estimated that the perimeter would be approx. 150m-200m. We got into small groups and used the trundle wheels to measure the perimeter. We found out that the perimeter is 148m.

One of the groups went onto the field to measure the perimeter. We were interested to see how far we have been running and walking each day for 'The Daily Mile'.

 

 

 

Creative Homework

 

A few of the children in Year 3 and 4 have started to bring in some of the optional creative homework. We are amazed at their creativity and the effort that they have put in.

You could use these pictures as inspiration for your own creative homework. 

 

              

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Tuesday 14th May - P.E

 

Today in our P.E lesson we practised different athletic skills. There were 5 different stations set up for the children to use.

 

1. Throwing and catching

2. Long distance running

3. Long jump

4. Javelin

5. Relay with batons

 

Reminder: Our Sports Day is on Thursday 20th June

 

 

 

Monday 13th May - English:

 

Today in English we wrote a letter to Henry VIII. We had to choose one of the following tasks:

 

  1. Reassure Henry that it is OK that he has not had a son yet and convince him to divorce and change the law.

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  1. Reassure Henry he has a Princess already, he is a loyal Catholic and he must stay with Catherine of Aragon.

 

E.g.

 

Dear King Henry,

 

I am writing to you today to say that it is OK that you do not have a son yet. You are still young, fit and healthy and God will give you a son. I am writing to reassure you that you can divorce Catherine and marry someone new. It is for the good of the country.

 

We had to remember to include the persuasive features that we have been practising.

  • Rhetorical question
  • Repetition
  • Exaggeration
  • Power of three

 

  

Dear Henry...

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Trip Information

 

You should have received a letter yesterday regarding our planned trip to Hampton Court Palace on Thursday 6th June 2019. Just in case your letter did not make it home, you can find a copy of the information letter and the reply slip at the bottom of this page.

 

We are very excited about the trip. It promises to be a great learning experience for all!

 

 

6.5.19 – 10.5.19

 

A week in the life of Year 3 & 4...

 

We have had a very busy week preparing for our Sharing Assembly about the Tudors. Everyone worked really hard and we hope our visitors enjoyed the performances.

In our English lesson on Thursday, we took it in turns role-playing King Henry VIII. We thought about how he might have felt when he found out that Anne Boleyn had given him another daughter.

On Wednesday, we had our weekly French lesson with Miss Mohain. At the moment we are learning new vocabulary related to school. This week we learned about things in our pencil case.

Throughout the week, we have been completing The Daily Mile as a whole year group. We have enjoyed having the opportunity to exercise regularly in the fresh air.

In our Topic lessons, we learnt about life in a Tudor school. We were shocked by the number of hours in a Tudor school day as well as some of the punishments inflicted on children for misbehaviour.

On Friday, we did an arithmetic test which we will be looking at and marking together next week.

 

   

Here are two examples of questions from the test.

 

French

 

At the moment we are learning vocabulary related to school. We have learned about different rooms in the school and completed a wordsearch about this.

This week we have practised talking about objects found in a pencil case.

 

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Guided Reading

My Friend Walter by Michael Morpurgo

 

        

 

In our Guided Reading lessons, we have been exploring the book 'My Friend Walter'. We are really enjoying finding out about Sir Walter Raleigh. In the book, the children have just discovered that he is a ghost living in the Tower of London.

The children are really interested to learn more about Sir Walter Raleigh so please use the links below to find out some more information.

 

http://primaryfacts.com/3040/sir-walter-raleigh-facts-and-information/

 

http://projectbritain.com/calendar/October/walter.html

 

Our Sharing Assembly

 

We have thoroughly enjoyed showing you all we have learnt so far about the Tudors. We enjoyed learning our lines, singing our different songs about Henry VIII, his wives and the Mary Rose and becoming actors and actresses for the day.

We hope you enjoyed it and we taught you something new. 

Tuesday 7th May - We are very excited about our upcoming assembly about 'The Tudors'. This afternoon we have all been practising the songs and rehearsing our lines. We can't wait for you to see it!

 

Wednesday 8th May - Manta Ray Class 9.15am

Thursday 9th May Swordfish Class 9.15am & Clownfish Class 2.15pm

 

 

Team Swordfish Dress Rehearsal

 

 

 

Tuesday 7th May - In our English lesson today we had a class discussion about boys and girls. 

The children were given a stimulus based on Henry VIII to help them shape their responses. The children were encouraged to give their views and opinions and justify these.

 

 

 

 

Mary Rose research

 

Tuesday 7th May 2019: Today Year 3 and 4 used the Ipads and laptops to research the Mary Rose.

 

They tried to answer these questions:

 

Why was it called the Mary Rose?

Why was it Henry VIII's favourite ship?

Why did it sink?

What was it made from?

How big was it?

How many crew sailed on it?

 

We explored these websites. Have a look to find out more...

https://maryrose.org/

https://www.historyextra.com/period/tudor/mary-rose-facts-henry-viii-flagship-portsmouth-solent-when-sink/

29.4.19 - 3.5.19

 

A week in the life of Year 3 & 4...

 

On Monday all 3 classes took part in a special cricket workshop run by All Star Cricket. We practised different skills and learned some new team games to try out in our P.E lessons. 

In our Maths lessons we have been learning how to use the grid method for multiplication. We have used place value counters to help us recognise how big the numbers are.

As part of our Topic and English lessons we have been learning about the line of succession to the throne. We have found out about the different kings and queens during the Tudor period and debated whether boys were more important than girls.

On Friday we played some team games outside and some children took part in an Inter-House football tournament. We are feeling very sporty this week!

 

All week we have been busy practising our lines and rehearsing the songs for our Tudor Sharing Assembly and can't wait for everyone to see it.

 

 

Maths - Multiplication (using the grid method)

 

Tuesday 30th April: Today in Maths we have been learning how to multiply a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number. We used place value counters and the grid method to work out the answer.

 

If you would like to support your children at home with this please click on the link to watch the video. This shows you the method we have been using: https://binged.it/2J57SOX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Stars Cricket

 

On Monday 29th April, Neil from All Stars Cricket, came and spent some time with the children teaching them cricket skills.  We learnt how to bowl a cricket ball and then practised throwing and catching skills. We all had a lot of fun and learnt some new skills that we can implement into our PE lessons.

 

 

Topic: THE TERRIBLE TUDORS

 

We are very excited about our new topic - The Terrible Tudors. We will be finding out about Henry VIII and his six wives.

 

During the time that the Tudor kings and queens reigned, a lot was happening in England. People were discovering more about the world through exploration, the Church of England was founded, England got a good reputation for having a strong Navy, more people were able to go to school and learn lots of different things, and art and music became an important part of culture.

 

This website has lots of information if you would like to have a look with your child:   http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ Tudors.html

 

 

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