Birch Class – Y3/4

A very warm welcome to Birch Class!

Year 3 and Year 4 make up Birch Class, whereby the children reinforce strong foundations and extend their learning across the lower Key Stage Two Curriculum.

Children build upon core subjects Literacy, Numeracy, Science &  R.E. along with a wide variety of topic focuses. Topic provides children the opportunity to learn about the wider world and apply key skills within interesting collaborative projects and gain independent learning experiences.

Within this stimulating learning environment, differentiated learning activities meet the abilities of all children while promoting a love of learning.

Class teacher: Mr Martin

Teaching Assistant

During the mornings we have the assistance of Mrs Parker.

Our Topics

This term, the class will be covering ‘Hunters and gatherers’, an exploration of stone age to iron age life. Please see the topic map for more information.
In Maths we will be consolidating our place value knowledge and then looking at the four operations in more detail as well as finishing the term with measurement.
English is Poetry, Instructions, newspaper reports and narrative storytelling using Talk for Writing.
Please do ask your child about this exciting way of learning literacy.

Any other useful information

PE is on Wednesday and Friday afternoon.

Homework is given out on the Friday and expected to be handed in on Wednesday at the latest. If anybody struggles with the homework over the weekend, please see Mr Martin on Monday morning.

USEFUL RESOURCES

Maths

While challenging learning multiplication facts is essential within Key Stage Two, help your child learn their multiplication facts fluently through fun timetables games. Visit the site below for some fun starter ideas:

http://www.maths-games.org/times-tables-games.html

BBC Bitesize also has fantastic resources for maths learning:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

Reading

There are some great online reading games available to help with deductive reasoning:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/reading