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Welcome to Tremendous Turtles!

Mrs North year 3/4

Welcome year 3 / 4!


What a great start to the year we have had.

Fantastic listening and concentrating already.


We have looked at school rules, the learning pit, made maths ice creams, had a go at some spellings, looked at the resources we can use in the class, played some P.E games, completed a science assessment and looked at how we are all unique, but together make a great team! What a busy first few days!


Parents: a letter has been sent out (Friday 6th September) after the Meet the Teacher, outlining what was discussed - please check bags or view it again below!

Meet the Teacher information


We are getting our place value caps on and making sure we can read numbers and know their place value.


You can help your child by getting them to write numbers in digits and words:

for example - 386 = Three hundred and eighty six

You can further this by checking they recognise it is made up of H T O

386 = 300 + 80 + 6

Year 4 - focus on Thousands, hundreds, tens and ones please :) 


TopMarks has some great games



We are reading King Arthur and the Sword in the Stone. Children have read the story, looked at some interesting vocabulary such as predicament, inscription, ease, successful, throne, anxiously, nobleman... We have also drawn pictures showing what happens first, next, then in the story.


Next we are sequencing the story - looking at a different version of the story, as we realised legends have lots of different versions! We will also learn the story using a picture map and identify the main parts and summarise the plot of the story. we will then write our own version of the beginning. 



Our grammar focus has been to recap nouns, verbs and adjectives. Can you identify which ones these words are?

football          chair        throne        Arthur        sword        stone      paced      anxious           happy       jumped       caught        fought       beautiful       palace


We are then looking at noun phrases using adjectives and nouns:

handsome, caring Uther          elegant, stone castle           magical, mysterious stone


We will also look at identifying statements, commands, questions and exclamation sentences. Do you know which one is which below?

- Arthur pulled the sword out.

- Where did the stone come from?

- Grab me a sword Arthur.

- How strange!




This half term, we have PE on a Wednesday afternoon and a Thursday morning starting from the first week back. You must ensure you have your PE kit in school at all times. This includes:

  • White t-shirt
  • Navy or black shorts
  • White socks
  • Trainers for outdoor and pumps for indoor
  • Tracksuit and top navy or black for outdoor can also be worn
  • Long hair must be tied back
  • All jewellery removed at home

Ensure ALL items have your NAME clearly marked and kept in a drawstring bag.



Each week children are expected to:

  • Read three times minimum
  • Practise and learn their spelling list
  • Practise their times tables
  • Complete homework given in homework books (about half an hour) this is handed out on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday.


Spellings are taken from the curriculum and consist of spelling patterns, prefixes and suffixes and words from an expected government list for their age.




Times Tables


All year we have a full concentration on times tables and dividing 


The government expectation is by the end of year 4, children should be able to recall all the times tables from

1x12 - 12x12.

Times table hats on and let's learn them!


Visit to earn your coins!


On Youtube there are some great times table songs to get into our heads.

Why not sing a long at home?


Year 2 expectations:

2 x table -

5 x table -

10 x table -

Year 3 expectations:

3x table- 

4 x table -

8 x table -

Year 4 expectations:

6 x table -

7 x table -

9 x table -

11 x table -

12 x table -


A great game to play to increase speed of number bonds, halves, doubles and times tables is

Hit the Button - follow the link (ctrl and click) to play at home: TopMarks


Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.