Great Sankey Primary School

Hazel Tree- Year 3/4 2021 - 2022

Mr Gawne

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Welcome back to the Summer term! 

I hope you and your families have all enjoyed the Easter break and are ready to start the final term of the year. On this page, you will find some useful information about the term ahead and any key messages that you need to be aware of. If you look to the right hand side of this welcome message, you will see our class Twitter feed and link to Google Classroom just below. We love to use Twitter to share some of the excellent things going on in Hazel Tree Class and will use Google Classroom to support learning at home - spellings, homework and useful documents will be uploaded and made available on there.  

As always, it is important that we continue to work in partnership to ensure the very best for your children. If you have any queries or need some support, please do not hesitate to telephone, arrange an appointment to speak to me through the school office or I am around at the end of each day.

Mr Gawne

Class Teacher / Assistant Headteacher

 

Google Classroom Link & Class Information:

 

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PE

Our PE lessons for this term will be held on a Thursday and Friday. Children may come into school wearing their school PE kits (Team Colours) for the day as they did last year. For this term, children in Year 4 will be going swimming on a Friday for their PE session so should ensure they come to school with their swimming costumes and a towel / goggles etc. 

Homework + Spellings

Homework and spellings continue to be set on Google Classroom every Friday and are due back into school the following Wednesday ready to go through in class together on a Thursday / Friday. 

Reading: 

Remember to read for at leat 10 minutes a day.  This can be your school book, own book, newspapers, comics, shopping lists!  

Times Tables: 

Children should try to use TTRockstars and https://urbrainy.com/mtc regularly at home to help with their recall of times tables. Children in Y4 are tested on all of their time tables up to 12x12 in a multiplication check at the end of the year. 

 

Topic Information:

 

Geography

In Geography this term we will be looking at the enquiry question 'What would we find at the end of a river?'.  We will be learning about the different features of a river, where a river starts up at the source and how this leads down to the river's mouth before it enters our seas. As part of the topic, we will also revisit our learning on the water cycle and learn about some famous rivers around the world.  

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History

In History this term, we are looking at the enquiry question 'How have the Ancient Greeks left their mark?' and will focus on what life was like during this time period and their achievements. We will pay particular attention to the legacy of the Greeks and how we still have events like the Olympics in our socieities today. 

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Maths

In Maths this term, we will start by finishing our learning on statistics before embarking upon our fractions topic. Later in the term, we will be moving on to learning about shape, decimals, time, money & position and direction. 

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English

In English this term, we will continue to extend our knowledge of punctuation and grammar and continue to work on our reading and spelling skills. We like to link our English learning to texts and use these to inspire our writing. One of the texts we will be using this term is Big Blue Whale by Nicola Davies. As part of our work, we will be learning about how plastics are destroying wildlife in our oceans, writing balanced arguments and continuing to apply our knowledge of using inverted commas to show direct speech in narrative writing. 

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Science

In Science this term we will be finising our learning about Animals, with a focus on classification keys, food chains and food webs. We will learn about the terminology 'producer' and 'consumer' and will identify these within given food chains. The children will then move on to the topic of sound and learn about how sounds are made, how vibrations are caused, how sound travels and about how to change the pitch and loudness.

 

 

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Y4 Swimming, by Mrs Bolan

Y4 Swimming, by Mrs Bolan

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