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Peacocks - Year 3/4

Miss Nagy

Teacher

One of my favourite books growing up has to be Heidi by Johanna Spyri. I used to love the idea of living in the mountains, just like Heidi (I am sure it's reason I now love going hiking, my most recent holidays being trekking across various mountain ranges all over Europe). The main character, Heidi, is the caring, courageous and funny main character of the story, someone I always related to as a child and I feel she really taught me the value of being a good friend.

Miss Freight

Support staff

I love to read. It takes you to places you may never go and on adventures you may never have. My favourite books are fictional detective style books; reading about all the clues and how they solved the crime. At Christmas, I bought a Kindle which I love as the library is endless! Happy reading!

Mr Trigell

Support staff

Whenever it comes to books, I always dive straight into stories of fantasy and adventure! Lord of the Rings, The Witcher, anything involving wonder and mystery. My favourite book series is the BONE series of graphic novels by Jeff Smith. I read these when I was in primary school and the setting, the characters, and the artwork a were all done in such an amazing fashion that I was hooked on every page even as a kid who wasn't that into reading. It's where my love for fantasy stories began and why I read books today!

Summer 2
 
Wow - we can't believe we're going into the final term of the year!
 
For our Maths this half term, we will be looking at decimals, money, statistics then moving on to properties of shape to finish the year. As always, we will encourage the children to practise their number recall through weekly 99 Club challenges and TT Rockstars battles as well as daily Flashback 4s to encourage retention.
 
Our English will focus around the story of 'The Nothing To See Here Hotel'. We will be studying the book in close detail, reading it as our class story and be creating pieces of writing such as postcards, diary entries, writing to inform and finishing the year with some suspense writing. 
 
In our Whole Class Reading for this half term, the pupils will study texts from the Year 3/4 Reading Spine. These daily sessions will continue to follow our Whole Class Reading structure, where the children will get the opportunity to develop the skills of understanding vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval, sequencing and summarising. In addition to this, pupils will have 20 minutes of silent reading each day. During these sessions, adults will listen to pupils read aloud to promote fluency and to check comprehension. AR quizzes will be taken once a child has finished a book to also check for understanding and to ensure that your child is reading an appropriate book at the right level. The children will also have the chance to listen to their chosen class book at the end of each day. 
 
In History, the children will be studying the Anglo-Saxons, what life was like in that era and the affect they had on Britain. We will also research the legend of King Arthur.
 
For RE, the children will be answering the question 'how and why do people try to make the world a better place?" within our Understanding Christianity People of God unit. This unit fits in well at the end of the year, allowing pupils to consolidate their learning about individual religions through the previous terms’ units. Children will links between what they have studied earlier in the year. They will get the opportunity to compare ways in which Christians, Jews, Muslims and non-religious people make a difference, and also make connections with their own experiences.
 
For PE, we will be focussing on athletics. We will begin by focussing on sprinting techniques and go on the adapt this technique for the relay as well as learning baton hand overs. We will also be developing our skills in the standing long jump and over-arm throwing. 
 
For our Music lessons, we will be completing our final Charanga unit with recaps and consolidates the previous learning the children have taken part in over the year. 
 
For French this half term, we will be focussing on where we live and finishing with consolidating this year's learning. 
 
In Design Technology, our focus will be on Clothing and Textiles and the skill of sewing. The children will get the opportunity to plan, design, create and evaluate a product in groups. 
 
During our Computing lessons, we will be using 2Animate to learn how to create stop motion animation. 
 
In PSHCE, we will be focussing on the importance of keeping safe in the sun and exploring climate change and the environment. We will also be looking at positive ways in which children can work together to take care of the environment.
We hope you find the resources below easy to access for supporting your child's learning at home and understanding the key objectives being covered. The list below includes:
 
-Knowledge Organisers
This explains the key information and facts your child needs to know by the end of their topic unit with some visual aids and key vocabulary we will learn too.
 
-Calculation Policy 
This provides you with information about the key mathematical concepts and how these are taught during this Key Stage.