Year 3/4 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Year 3/4
We hope you enjoy visiting our Year 3/4 page which shows the exciting learning that happens in our classrooms. Click on the links below and take a look at the photographs to see what we've been up to. Please follow us on Twitter @CanonYearThree for daily updates and reminders.
Our topic this half term is: Invasion
In the Invasion project, your child will explore the effects of the Roman withdrawal and the chronology and geography of subsequent invasions. They will study the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in detail, examining their reasons for invading, their settlements and their everyday life. Your child will also look at monasteries and the Anglo-Saxon legacy. They will consider how we know about life in this period and investigate the Sutton Hoo ship burial. They will learn about Athelstan, an Anglo-Saxon king, and what happened after his death, before ending the project by learning about the Norman invasion of 1066.
Our science topic this half term is: Food and the Digestive System
In the Digestive System project, your child will revisit the meaning of scientific vocabulary, including producer, consumer, carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, predator and prey. They will learn about the features of ecosystems and the meaning of new terminology, including 'biotic', which means living, and 'abiotic', which means non-living. They will research an ecosystem and use the information gathered in future lessons. They will learn about two scientific diagrams, a food chain and a food web, finding out what these diagrams are and what they show. They will discuss the similarities and differences between food chains and food webs and sketch examples. They will revisit the word 'interdependence' and its meaning and discuss how living things depend on biotic and abiotic features of ecosystems for their survival. They will discuss the challenges different ecosystems face from human activities such as pollution or natural events such as deforestation. They will then learn about the digestive system of humans, naming the digestive organs, describing their functions and finding out what happens to the food they eat. They will learn the names and functions of the four types of human teeth and identify the differences between the teeth of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. They will formulate questions to discover the importance of oral hygiene and its role in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. They will complete their learning by creating and carrying out an investigation into the effectiveness of fluoride toothpaste.
Children in Y3/4 are expected to complete the following learning at home;
* Read/share a book at home four times a week (this includes their school reading book, library book and other books/reading materials from home) and access their My Book Blog.
* Practise spelling the weekly common exception words, words set as a '2do' on Purple Mash or words from the Y3/4 Spelling list (In files to download below)
* Complete any work set on Purple Mash for Maths and English.
* Complete any Cornerstones work set as home learning tasks.
* Practise times tables on TT Rockstars.
Topmarks - Games and activities 7-11 Years
Oxford Owl - Free Ebook library - select any of the books in the appropriate age category.
BBC Teach - free collection for children to practice their times tables.
Reading books will be collected in on a Wednesday with new books being sent out on a Friday.
Reading record books should be in school every day and will be checked and signed by a member of staff weekly. Children will be bringing home a book of their choosing for their reading book. Children on the RWI programme will be bringing home a book from the colour band they are working on as well as a library book of their choosing.
Spellings will be sent home on a Friday and will then be tested the following Friday.
Y3/4A and Y3/4E
PE is on a Thursday. Children are able to come to school wearing their PE kit for that day. Please note that our school PE kit consists of royal blue/black shorts, school logo polo shirt or a plain white polo shirt & black trainers/pumps. A warmer PE kit will be needed as it gets colder and we will advise you of this nearer the time.
PE is on a Tuesday. Children are able to come to school wearing their PE kit for that day. Please note that our school PE kit consists of royal blue/black shorts, school logo polo shirt or a plain white polo shirt & black trainers/pumps. A warmer PE kit will be needed as it gets colder and we will advise you of this nearer the time.
Files to Download
Year 3/4: News items
There are no News items to display
Year 3/4: Gallery items
There are no Gallery items to display