Welcome year 3 / 4!
We are focusing on our times tables for a few weeks in January. Year 3's will focus on the 3, 4, 8 times tables and year 4 will recap these and then focus on the 6, 7, 9 times tables. Individual tables will also still be given out for their charts. Please practise, practise, practise! A times table grid will be sent home each with with homework books.
Aim to play on TTRockstars 3 time a week to really boost your rapid recall - aim to answer within 6 seconds.
TopMarks has some great games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/
We are focusing on instruction writing for the first 3 weeks and will be looking at features of and writing different instructions.
We will then look at writing an explanation of the digestive system. Lots of goo, saliva and poo this half term!
We are doing a big focus on reading and our guided reading lessons are going well.
If you want to read something different, why not try the links below.
Keep reading regularly - a minimum of 3 time per week - it really is the key to learning and build vocabulary and understanding.
Find out some fun facts, jokes and riddles and all about the environment and health: https://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/riddles/jokes/fun-facts-and-trivia/index.htm
Discover all sorts with the National Geographic https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
You can find out what's happening in the world: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround
This half term, we have PE on a Thursday afternoon starting from the first week back after Christmas. You must ensure you have your PE kit in school at all times. This includes:
Ensure ALL items have your NAME clearly marked and kept in a drawstring bag.
Swimming will commence on a Wednesday morning from the second week back after Christmas.
Children will need
Each week children are expected to:
Spellings are taken from the curriculum and consist of spelling patterns, prefixes and suffixes and words from an expected government list for their age.
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 www.ttrockstars.com 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 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUIB-dZRCiA
5 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCjt1dbhvWU
10 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QXT3HjG7pg
Year 3 expectations:
3x table- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzVyBQ5uTbo
4 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBmSshEDVnQ
8 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjPjks1R6Ng
Year 4 expectations:
6 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PftnJV7W2Rw
7 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9zRRqOwIWQ
9 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C1z4avyTPY
11 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvHO1qjguUY
12 x table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2vfUOmMxfg
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.