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Year Three/Four

Welcome to Year 3-4!

Meet the Staff

 

Mrs Catalano - Class Teacher

Mrs Harvey-Oates - Teaching Assistant

 

 

Our Class Saint

 

 

St Joseph

 

Joseph was chosen by God as a trustworthy guardian and protector of Mary and Jesus. Joseph was a carpenter he spent his life working very hard. He wanted to provide for his family. As a child, Jesus spent a lot of time with Joseph in his workshop Joseph taught Jesus all about carpentry. 

There are no words spoken by Joseph recorded in the bible. However, references made about him in the bible prove he showed a deep faith and great commitment to God.

 

The feast of Saint Joseph is celebrated on the 19th March every year. The feast of Saint Joseph is celebrated in countries all around the world, including Italy, Malta and Spain.

 

Feast Day - Saturday 19th March. We will celebrate this in school on Monday 21st March

 

 

 

Class Text

 

 

This half term, we shall be exploring another reflective text by author Michael Morpurgo. In exploring the narrative of “Warhorse”, we will begin to look at ways that the author has posited characters into situations, the motives behind these and the broader themes of war and conflict that Morpurgo highlights as both brutal and profound.

R.E.

 

   

 

 

In RE this half-term, we will first be exploring, in more depth, the themes of Easter. The children will be introduced to accounts of the Resurrection appearances of Christ in the four Gospels. We will then move onto Pentecost. This unit identifies the effects that it had upon the disciples. Finally, we will appreciate “Sharing in the Life”. The focus of this unit will be the Universal Church, established upon the Eucharist as the Sacrament, which celebrates the Church’s Unity.

 

 

Homework

 

  • Daily Maths and Literacy set each day
  • Two pieces of homework (Maths or English plus one foundation subject) will be handed out on a Thursday and should be completed and handed in on the following Monday. Some of this homework will be set on Microsoft Teams to ensure that the children have the skills necessary to use Teams and to work remotely.
  • Spellings will be tested through dictation on a Thursday and new spellings will be given out.
  • Assertive Mentoring will be tested on a Wednesday.
  • Times tables will be tested on a Friday.
  • The children will record their scores in their diaries.

 

 

This half-term, Year 4 will be having swimming lessons these will take place on a Friday morning please ensure children have the correct kit in school.

Year 3 and 4 will also continue to have PE on a Monday morning with Mr Sigley again please ensure correct kit is in school.

 

Please ensure that all PE kit (including footwear) are clearly labelled with your child’s name. 

Year 3/4 P.E. at Home

For more information on what we will be looking at across the curriculum in summer 1 please see the information sheet below.

Whilst preparing for Easter children from Year 3/4 visited St Margaret Ward to take part in some Easter focused activities.

Sarehole Mill

Ideas for books to be experienced.

 

Aesop’s Fables

Just So Stories – Rudyard Kipling

Alice Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll

Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie                                               

Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White

The Worst Witch – Jill Murphy

Oliver and the Seawigs - Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

My Dad’s a Birdman – David Almond

Bill’s New Frock – Anne Fine

Alice Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll

How the Whale Became – Ted Hughes

Christophe’s Story – Nikki Cornwell

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters – Jon Steptoe

The Princess and the White Bear King – Tanya Robyn Batt

Pippi Longstocking – Astrid Lindgren

The Wolf’s Footprint – Susan Price

Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf – David Almond

The Dancing Bear – Michael Murpurgo

The Ice Palace – Robert Swindells

The Tin Forest – Helen Ward

The Journey – Francesca Sanna

Emil and the Detectives – Erich Kastner

Fly, Eagle, Fly Chistopher Gregowski

The Snow Leopard – Jackie Morris                                           

Falling Angels – Colin Thompson

Mary Poppins - P L Travers

Bluebird – Bob Staake

The Matchbox Diary – Paul Fleischmann

Cloud Tea Monkeys – Mal Peet

Once Upon an Ordinary School Day – Colin McNaughton

The Borrowers – Mary Norton

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C S Lewis

The Iron Man - Ted Hughes

The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore – W E Joyce

Varmits – Helen Ward

Krindlekrax – Philip Ridley

Noah Barleywater Runs Away – John Boyne

The Dancing Bear – Michael Morpurgo

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – Kate Di Camillo

Fox – Margaret Wild

Goth Girl – Chris Ridell

Pinocchio – Carlo Collodi

The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Princess and the White Bear King – Tanya Robyn Batt

Firebird – Saviour Pirotta

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