Hi Year 3/4,
We hope you've enjoyed all your learning this week. We've enjoyed seeing all your emails with everything you have been getting up to - school work and other activities! Today's celebration assembly can be found by clicking this link and in case you missed it, Mrs Tinker lead our KS2 assembly on Wednesday - you can catch up with it by clicking this link!
Just for fun...
Starting today, there is a tournament set up on ttrockstars for the year 3/4 classes to battle against each other using their times tables knowledge - it will run until next Thursday! Remember your sumdog and ttrockstars subscriptions will be active all through the summer holidays and are a great way to practise your maths and grammar skills! If you have a nessy account - these will also remain active over the holidays too.
Have a lovely weekend; we are all very much looking forward to seeing you at our reconnect picnics next week!
Year 3/4 Team
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Summer Reading Challenge
This year, the summer reading challenge is a celebration of fun, happiness and laughter for children.
The Silly Squad, designed by award-winning author and illustrator, Laura Ellen Anderson, is a team of animals who love going on adventures and getting stuck into different books.
This year the Reading Agency has created an online platform to help children keep track of the books they are reading and collect rewards along the way.
So why not join the Silly Squad this summer for some reading fun?
As always, if you have any questions or queries you can contact us using our year 3/4 email address: email@example.com - please let us know if you are finding accessing any of the documents a challenge and we will be more than happy to help. We will continue to monitor and respond to your emails - please do keep sharing your work with us this way as we love seeing your learning and the activities you are getting up to during this time.
We would also like to signpost you to our pastoral care page on our website. This has been put together by our learning mentor team and offers advice and support for any children and families that feel they need some additional support during this time, please click here to go to their page and find out more.
Take care and stay safe,
Year 3/4 Team
Welcome to Year 3/4
Meet the Team
Sputnik Class Teachers- Mrs S Counsell (Mon-Weds) and Mrs S Allsopp (Thur-Fri)
Chandra Class Teacher - Mrs H Maynes
Voyager Class Teacher - Mr J Huntley
HLTA - Mrs T Owen
LSAs - Mrs K James and Mrs A Clapson
1:1 support assistants - Mrs J Colis
Key Dates for Term 5 and 6
Monday 20th April - Start of Term 5
Friday 22nd May - End of Term 5
HALF TERM HOLIDAY
Monday 1st June - Start of Term 6
Friday 17th July - End of Term 6
The children now have access to TT Rock Stars. Their user names and passwords are at the front of their home school diaries. They do need to put in the school name - Uphill before they can log on.
TT Rock Stars is a great resource to help children learn their times tables.
This is an additional website that the children can use to help them consolidate their understanding of times tables.
Their main homework continues to be Sumdog and please be aware that we set both maths and English activities weekly.
Our New project
Our project this term is called, 'Were the Vikings Vicious?' and our big idea is chronological significance.
Over the next two terms we will finding out many amazing facts about the Vikings such as where they came from, why they invaded Britain and how they get here. We will also have the opportunity to meet Bjorn Magnusson, (a 'real' Viking warrior) and re-enact a beach raid.
Want something to keep the children entertained over the half term break?
Weston Museum is holding a history week over the half term break. There is a Viking Explorers Workshop on February 20th 2020.
Our project for Term 1 is called, 'Why are black rhinos disappearing?'
We will be answering the questions: why it is important to protect rhinos; why they are facing extinction and what is conservation?
We will also meeting Ben the explorer who will be telling lots of black rhino facts.
We have been working hard on our project about rhinos and discovering lots of interesting facts.
This morning we had a visit from Ben the Explorer, who came to talk to all of us about the exciting work that he is doing on rhino conservation. Ben has been all over the world working on conservation projects. He talked about some of his previous adventures such as paddle boarding down the Blue Nile in Ethiopia and diving along British coastline to highlight the plastic peril.
Currently, he is working in South Africa helping to protect injured and orphaned rhinos. Over the next weeks, we will be in contact with Ben finding out more about his work, asking questions and learning lots of new facts.
Thank you to all of the parents who attended our meeting this morning. As mentioned in the meeting, the Year 4 children will be doing a times tables test in the Summer term. Please find details of websites that help with learning times tables;
Topmarks.co.uk (There are lots of games on this website)