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 voice over or text to extend their creation. What a great way to show a wide range of skills developed this half term! Well done everyone!
Every Thursday the children will be set home learning on class dojo and this will need to be completed by the following Thursday by 9:00am. This will include:
Vocabulary: Practise the definitions of the words and use them in sentences. Upload your sentences on class dojo.
Spelling: Use the following website to practise your spellings ready for your test each Friday. Spelling Frame
Reading: Read for at least 15 minutes every day and record your reading on the reading diary page. Remember to upload to Class Dojo. Complete your accelerated reader tests every time you finish a book. (Search by Author, not title)
Maths: Practise your times tables on TT Rock Stars for at least 30 minutes per week. Garage and Sound Check are the most important games to play.
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.
||Miss L Harriman
||Mrs R Dando (Beech)
Mrs R Warwick (Chestnut)
Mrs T Wickes (Chestnut)
Mrs D Oliver (Hazel)
Mrs T Wickes (Hazel)
||Miss S Powell
Miss J Churchill
Mrs L Rowe-Swaine
What We Have Been Up To
Here you will find all the exciting things we have been up to recently.
On Tuesday 8th February, we celebrated ‘Safer Internet Day 2022’. We understand the importance of staying safe on the internet and we wanted to promote respect and responsibility online. Our focus for the day was ‘Online Gaming’ and we explored a number of ‘in the moment’ scenarios. We discussed what the issues were and, as classes, came up with advice and ideas of what to do if someone found themselves in that situation. From this, the children created informative leaflets that can be used and referred to regularly. They included tips on usernames, the importance of passwords, a section on ‘What to do if…’, gaming symbols/ terms and a section on recommended/ suitable games for their age! As parents, we would love for you to ask your children about this day and reiterate the importance of staying safe online. Thank you! If you have any questions on this topic, please do not hesitate to ask.
Times Table Rock-Stars
In this half-termly update, we would also like to do a shout-out to all the children who are working so hard on TTRS (Times table rock-stars)! We have some absolute superstars who have been aiming high, either to win tournaments or to beat their personal scores on ‘Sound check’. We now have children reaching a score of 25/25, which is amazing. Keep up the hard work everyone, and keep being the best times table rock-stars!