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Tadley Community Primary School

Tadley Community Primary School

Year 3/4

Welcome to Year 3 & 4 2021~2022

 

Swordfish Class - Mrs Taplin & Mrs Walker

 

Jellyfish Class - Miss Lowe

 

Turtle Class - Mrs Izzo & Mrs Waugh

 

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

 

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

 

 

Reading is a great way to explore the world around us. 

Please read with your child or encourage them to read independently as often as possible smiley

Summer Term

 

Our new topic is...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 about the Tudors that you can explore: 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/tudors/timeline.htm

Week four:

 

Maths: In Maths this week we have been practising our mental strategies for addition. We have also practised doubling, halving and using our number bonds to help us quickly add two numbers together.

 

English: This week we have been practising writing descriptions of different settings. We have used expanded noun phrases (e.g. tall, grey buildings) to describe a picture from ‘The Promise’ and have started planning our own setting descriptions.

 

Topic: This week we have been looking at portraits by the famous Tudor painter, Hans Holbein. We then had a go at drawing our own portraits of King Henry VIII.

 

Our WORDS OF THE WEEK are:

here  there  where  love  pull  full

&

February  forward  fruit  grammar  group  guard  therefore

 

Times table focus: This week we are continuing to practise the 8x table.

 

 

Week three:

 

This week we are very excited to announce our school trip to HAMPTON COURT PALACE. This will take place on Wednesday 8th June. Trip letters were sent home on Monday 9th May. Please ask if you have any questions about this trip.

 

We will have the opportunity to view the palace first hand, including the Tudor kitchen, King Henry VIII’s apartments, The Great Hall and the Chapel Royal. Each class will participate in an hour long hands-on workshop. They will examine historical sources and use these to learn more about the past. Visiting King Henry’s favourite summer residence will give the children an insight into his life and those around him. 

 

 

 

 

Maths: This week we have been practising our partitioning and working on mental calculation strategies. We have practised adding 9, 19, 29, 99, 199 etc. and thought about how we could do this easily in our head.

 

English: We started the week off with an independent story writing opportunity about Geoff and his exciting new job in the Heinz factory. We then continued with our work on ‘The Promise’ and had a go at writing our own setting descriptions.

 

 

Our WORDS OF THE WEEK are:

put  are  were  was  you  by  my

&

experience  experiment  extreme  famous  favourite  surprise

 

Times table focus: This week we are practising the 8x table.

 

Week two:

We hope you all had a lovely long Bank Holiday weekend smiley

 

Maths: In our Maths lessons this week we have continued our work on division and then started linking this learning to fractions. We have practised shading and identifying fractions of shapes as well as looking at fractions that are equivalent (the same).

 

English: This week we have continued to explore the book ‘The Promise’. After listening to a piece of the text, we visualised the scene in our heads and had a go at drawing the setting. We also thought about advice we would give the girl in the story and justified the reasons for our opinions.

 

Our WORDS OF THE WEEK are:

some  come  one  once  ask  school Earth eight eighth enough exercise suppose 

 

Times table focus: This week we are continuing to practise the 7x table.

 

Week one:

 

We have had a lovely first week of the Summer Term ☀️

In our Topic lessons, we have been finding out about members of the Royal Family and the line of succession.

 

Maths: This week we have been practising our multiplication and division. We have looked at fact families, the relationship between multiplying and dividing and practised finding the inverse.

 

English: In our English lessons, we have been looking at the book ‘The Promise’ by Nicola Davies. We have been looking at the setting (adjectives and similes to describe) and thinking about the character’s thoughts and feelings at different points in the story.

 

 

 

Our WORDS OF THE WEEK are: 

said  says  your  they  of  off & describe  different  difficult  disappear  early  strength

 

 

Times table focus: This week we are practising the 7x table.

 

Reminder: Monday 2nd May is a Bank Holiday so there is no school. 

Spring Term 2

 

This term we will be learning about the Great Barrier Reef. We will be learning about the animals that live there and how their lives and habitats are impacted by the choices we make.

 

 

We hope you all have a

HAPPY EASTER!

 

 

Week six:

 

Thank you for all of your wonderful under the sea dioramas! You have put so much effort in and they look fantastic on display!

 

On Monday, the Turtles and Jellyfish went on our school trip to the Gordon Brown Centre. Despite the wet and windy weather, they all had a fantastic time. Luckily, the weather had improved by Thursday when it was Swordfish Class' turn! The children all had a brilliant time on their 'Survival Day' and particularly enjoyed building shelters in the woods.

 

 

Our WORDS OF THE WEEK are: 

Mr  Mrs  plant  break  any  passcircle  complete  consider  continue  decide

 

 

Times table focus: This week we are continuing to practise the 6x table.

 

Week five:

 

Maths: This week we have started working on multiplication and division problems. We have looked at different methods that will help us with number problems.

 

English: In our English lessons we have been very busy finishing off our Australian animal reports. We have designed front covers and written our work up neatly.

 

Our WORDS OF THE WEEK are: 

half  after  path  only  class & calendar  caught  centre  century  certain

 

Times table focus: This week we are practising the 6x table.

 

Reminder:

Monday: Jellyfish & Turtle Trip

Thursday: Swordfish Trip

 

Week four:

 

Reminder: Friday 25th March is Odd Sock Day. The children can wear odd socks and we are happy for them to wear non-uniform. The day is to celebrate our differences, it is the final day of our Respect Week. 

 

What a busy week we have had! This week we have been busy working on our Spring Term assessments. Everyone has worked so hard and we are very proud of you all!

 

Topic: In our Topic lessons this week we have been finding out about food chains. We have used the key vocabulary: carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, predator, prey, producer and consumer.

 

This week is RESPECT week at school so we have also been busy thinking of ways to be kind, helpful and polite to others. The Respect Ambassadors have been busy spotting good behaviour and lots of the children have been awarded little certificates to recognise this. Also, we have all decorated special pebbles which will be displayed in school.

 

Our WORDS OF THE WEEK are: 

steak   bath   kind   fast   door   &  bicycle   breath   build   busy   business

 

Times table focus: This week we are practising a range of times tables on TT Rockstars.

Who will win this week's battle?

 

Week three:

 

Reminder: Friday 18th March is Red Nose Day.

 

Topic: In our Topic lessons, we have been finding out about the Great Barrier Reef. This week we did an experiment to see the effects of pollution in the sea. We also got to have a look at some real pieces of coral.

 

Maths: This week we have been working on a variety of investigations and challenges relating to number and place value.

 

English: In our English lessons, we have been writing the first draft of our Australian animal reports.

 

      

 

Times table focus: This week we are practising a range of times tables on TT Rockstars.

 

Our WORDS OF THE WEEK are: 

child wild cold hold gold & although answer appear arrive believe

 

Week two:

 

Maths: This week we have been using our addition and subtraction skills to solve missing number problems. Year 4 have also practised rounding to the nearest ten and hundred.

 

English: We have continued our work on Australian animals. We have been researching our chosen animal using books and laptops. Also, we have practised writing simple, compound and complex sentences.

 

Times table focus: This week we are continuing to practise the 9 times table.

 

Our WORDS OF THE WEEK are: 

today friend school house because & accident accidentally actual actually address

 

Week one:

 

We have had an awesome first week back. The children are excited for the term ahead and are looking forward to exploring the Great Barrier Reef!

 

English: This week we have revisited number and place value. We have represented numbers in different ways, practised partitioning, ordered and compared numbers and practised reading and writing numbers in words.

 

Maths: On Monday, Mrs Peters came to see us with a special request. She has asked us to find out about different animals that she may spot when she goes to Australia. We have watched some videos, identified key vocabulary and examined some animal reports.

 

Guided Reading: This week we have been given an important job! Each of us are going to be judges for the Hampshire Book Awards. We have been given 5 different non-fiction books to explore and over the coming weeks will make a decision about which is our favourite and why. 

And the nominees are...

  • Mountains
  • Why Don’t Your Eyeballs Fall Out?
  • Endangered Wildlife: Ocean Life
  • How to be a Vet
  • Fabulously Fiesty Queens

 

 

Times table focus: This week we are practising the 9 times table.

Spring Term 1

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

This term we will be learning all about Australia.

We will be thinking about these key points: climate, location, animals, famous landmarks.

 

Week six:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we have been learning about the properties of shapes. We have had a focus on 2D shapes and have discussed how they are different to 3D shapes. We have identified and named 2D shapes in our classroom and around the school.

 

English: In our English lessons this week we have been writing diary entries from Little Red Riding Hood’s point of view. We have had a particular focus on writing in the first person and also using descriptive language.

 

Times table focus: This week we are continuing to practise our 8 times table.

 

Week five:

 

English: In our English lessons this week we have been learning about Little Red Riding Hood. We have done some hot-seating and talked about stories written in first person. We have also examined nouns and adjectives and thought about how to uplevel our writing using new vocabulary.

 

Maths: This week in Maths we have been continuing to practise subtraction. We have recapped money and used formal methods (number lines and column method) to solve problems involving giving change.

 

Guided Reading: We have been continuing our work on How To Train Your Dragon. This week we examined some interesting vocabulary that we had identified in chapter one.

 

 

 

 

Times table focus: This week we are practising our 8 times table.

Week four:

 

Maths: This week in Maths we have been practising our subtraction. We have used practical resources (dienes and place value counters) and also used formal methods (number lines and the column method) to solve problems.

 

English: In our English lessons this week we have been learning about Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have acted out the story, written questions for different characters, created story maps and practised using expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials.

 

Topic: This week we have been looking at colour mixing and have created some aboriginal art.

 

   

 

 

 

 

Times table focus: This week we are continuing to practise our 7 times table.

 

Week three:

 

Maths: In our Maths lessons we have been learning to add money using different strategies. We have also had a go at counting amounts on https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

 

English: This week we have been learning about the story ‘The Three Little Pigs’. We have been retelling the story and using descriptive language to describe settings. We practised using adjectives and expanded noun phrases to describe in more detail.

 

 

Times table focus: This week we are practsing our 7 times table.

 

Week two:

 

Maths: This week we have been investigating measure. We created our own metre sticks and practised comparing and measuring lengths in centimetres.

 

English: In our English lessons we have been using expanded noun phrases to describe, hot-seating characters from a story and reading a selection of traditional Aboriginal Dreamtime stories.

 

Topic: We have located Australia on a world map and discussed the climate there. We have found out about some famous places and landmarks and also whether they were man made or natural.

 

Times table focus: This week we are continuing to practise our 6 times table.

 

Week one:

 

Maths: We have started off the new year looking at fractions. We have been identifying equivalent fractions, exploring fraction walls and adding fractions with the same denominator. 

 

English: In our English lessons we have started to explore the traditional story ‘Why the Koala has a Stumpy Tail’. We have listened to clues, made predictions and discussed the thoughts and feelings of the characters.

 

P.E: This week we have started practising our netball skills! We had to work hard but we had lots of fun!

 

Times table focus: This week we are practising our 6 times table.

 

 

Autumn Term

The children had a fantastic start to term. They have come back with a brilliant attitude to learning and have embraced new tasks given to them. It has been so lovely to see lots of smiley faces each day. 

 

In Maths this term we have been looking at 'Number and Place Value', using dienes, Numicon and place value grids.

 

In English, we have been focusing on simple and compound sentences and writing about busy pictures.

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