Year 3/4

This half term, Year 3 and 4 have loved exploring our Earthquakes and Volcanoes topic! From the start, we had a shared vision of our high-quality outcome. We wanted to use our geography knowledge and understanding of volcanoes to design and make our own explosive stop animation video! Therefore, we needed to develop our art and   computing skills to understand the   background of stop animation. We used popular animation examples such as Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep to inspire our creativity. After lots of thought and planning, it was time to put our ideas into action. The children worked amazingly together and   because of their dedication, their animation videos were great! Some groups even decided to add sound, a voiceover or text to extend their  creation. What a great way to show a wide range of skills developed this half term! Well done everyone!

 

Homework

Your homework is set every Thursday after school and should be completed by Wednesday evening. It will include reading, spellings and maths (TimesTablesRockstars). You can find your latest homework on Class Dojo.

Don't forget to read every night and once you have finished a book make sure you complete the quiz on accelerated reader!

Meet the Team

Welcome to Year Three/Four (Key Stage 2).
There are 5 classes in Year Three/Four; Apple, Damson, Chestnut, Hazel and Beech

Team Leader Miss L Harriman (Apple)
Teachers Mrs M Judd (Damson)
Mrs N Smith (Damson)
Teaching Assistants Miss S Powell
Mrs M Wainhouse (Apple)
Mrs L Rowe-Swaine
Miss J Churchill

What We Have Been Up To

Here you will find all the exciting things we have been up to recently.

English

Our volcanic theme inspired our English too! We wanted to share our knowledge through some non-fiction writing. We explored different formats of informative texts and spent time looking into facts vs opinions! After planning and writing, the children published their information pages so they can be accessed by a wide range of audiences, including Ms Williams in the library,  family members and other children who would like to find out more about volcanoes! As a year group, we have really understood the value of high-quality outcomes this half term. The children have seen the benefits of their hard work and commitment through their published writing and animation videos!

Sound

Not only have we looked at vibrations through earthquake and volcanoes, we have explored how sound travels through vibrations! In Science, we enjoyed using a wide range of musical instruments to create different sounds. The children identified patterns in volumes, pitch and a range of mediums, including   solids, liquids and gases! To demonstrate how sound travels through a medium to the ear, we made our own string-cup telephones! We experimented using them in different environments and we tried them around corners and through doors. The children have experienced hands-on learning, using a range of tests and equipment to support their understanding,  including glass bottles and water, tuning forks, data loggers and xylophones. Throughout the topic, the children could make great links to their learning with Mrs Coysh from their music lessons on a Wednesday – we were very impressed!