Welcome to Year 3 and 4!
Hello, I am Miss Stobbs and I am the Year 3 and 4 teacher this year, whilst Mrs Gibson is on maternity leave!
There are 16 children in our class and we are lucky to have Mrs Rudd (our teaching assistant) help us this year.
We have a fun, hard-working and determined attitude to learning and work in a classroom where expectations are high.
Our School Week
In the mornings, we have our daily Maths and English lessons and Science is taught in the mornings too, but three times a week. In the afternoons, we have our Geography, History, French, RE, PE, Art and Design and Computing lessons. Mr Clarke, a music specialist, comes into school on a Friday morning and teaches music to the whole school.
We break down our teaching of English into different areas, which have discrete lessons. During the week, we have two reading skills lessons- including vocabulary extension and reading comprehension; punctuation and grammar; spelling; and two writing lessons which enable the children to write at length. Our writing time allows time for discussion and planning of ideas before we write and then also time for peer marking, proof-reading and improvement. We aim to keep our writing lively and interesting, as well as grammatically correct, with correct spelling! This term we will be concentrating on reading and writing adventure stories, poetry and non-chronological reports.
In maths, there is a strong emphasis on basic calculation skills, the learning of times tables (up to 12×12 for Year 4) and the knowledge of number. This term, we will focus on fractions, telling the time and revisiting our basic number skills of adding, subtraction, multiplication and division. In Year 3, division will be taught through knowledge and application of times tables. These methods will then be applied through problem solving and investigations.
In science we will be learning about rocks and soils during the first half term and then sound during the second half term. We will be finding out about the three different types of rocks and how they are created. We will also learn about fossils and how they are created. In sound, we will look at how sound is created, identify loud and quiet sounds and investigate how sounds change over distance.
In History, we have been learning about the Ancient Egyptians. We have looked at where Egypt is in the world, the daily life of an Ancient Egyptian, the tomb of Tutankhamun and the mummification process where we have mummified an apple. Next half term, we are going to be studying rain forests in geography.
To find out more about what is happening in our class in the Spring Term, please open and read the curriculum letter, which is attached below.