Year 3/4 Galaxy Class
Teacher: Mrs Christopher
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Beard
Welcome to Galaxy Class Page.
This useful resource will provide you with information on areas of learning each term, homework grids as well as keeping you updated on key dates.
Our topic for the start of the summer term is Water Power! The focus will be on Geography, but it will also incorporate art, music and DT. Children will discover how important water is, first understanding the water cycle, before locating major rivers on a map of the UK. We will be looking closely at the River Windrush with some interesting field work planned. Children will learn about the local river's source, flow, depth, erosion and use.
The focus for maths this term is shape and angles. Children will learn:
|To use a ruler to draw a straight line||To know what an angle is and that they are measured in degrees °|
|To measure and draw a line in cm||Know that 90° is a right angle|
|To measure and draw a line in cm and mm||Identify if an angle is equal to, greater or less than a right angle|
|To identify, name and draw a horizontal line||Identify acute and obtuse angles|
|To identify, name and draw a diagonal line||Know that 1/2 turn is 180° and a full turn is 360°|
|To identify, name and draw a pair of parallel lines|
|To identify and name a pair of perpendicular lines|
In English, children will create their own water creature and write a character description about it. They will use prepositional openers and similes as well as adjectives to help paint an image of their creature with words!
Children will also be using poetry to explore descriptive vocabulary about a river.
Galaxy PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure your child has appropriate kit on these days. PE kit consists of a school t-shirt, black shorts and trainers or plimsols. Black jogging bottoms are optional with a school jumper is to be worn if cold. Long hair must be tied up, and any stud earrings removed or taped up for PE.
Homework is due in on 21st April.
The time and effort children have put into their homework has been fantastic, and we hope children have enjoyed further discovery of our topic work.
Reading: Please continue to read daily, even for 10 minutes, and complete the reading task in the reading journal. Books should be changed regularly.
Maths Passport: Regular practise of Maths Passport targets helps pupils to retain knowledge and helps them to utilise these facts in other mathematical learning.
Times Tables: Year 4s will have the times table test on ALL tables in June. It is important all pupils are learning the times tables up to the 12 times table.
Useful websites for times table practise:
Thank you for your continued support. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.