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Tremendous Turtles

Welcome to Tremendous Turtles!

Mrs North year 3/4

TRADEFAIR - Wednesday 23rd October 3:00pm-3:25pm Come and trade your precious silver for the fantastic Anglo-Saxon products the class have made...

Welcome year 3 / 4!


What a great start to the year we have had.

Fantastic listening, concentrating and hard work.


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 :) 


We have looked at partitioning in different ways:

674 = 600 + 70 + 4   

       = 500 + 170 + 4

       = 400 + 150 + 124


We have counted in 1000s, 100s, 20s, 25s and 50s... keep practising.


We are looking at finding 1, 10, 100 and 1000 more and less than a number using our mental arithmetic.

3450 + 100         573 + 10       697 + 10      402 - 10    1038 + 1000    1092 - 100


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.


We have sequenced the story - looked at a different version of the story, as we realised legends have lots of different versions! We have learnt the story using a picture map and identified the main parts and summarised the plot of the story.

We have looked at lots of ways to make our sentences interesting and played sentence bingo! 

We have written fantastic stories of King Arthur for our Big Writes - come and see on Wednesday 23rd from 3:00pm - 3:25pm!



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 have also looked at noun phrases using adjectives and nouns:

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


We have also looked 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!


We have used prepositional phrases, fronted adverbials for time (when) and adverbs (ly) in our writing! We now need to make sure we don't forgot our commas!

  • Overlooking the vast town, stood a grand, towering palace. (prepositional phrase)
  • Many years later, King Uther sadly died. (fronted adverbial for time)
  • Unfortunately, no-one was successful.




We have looked at some Autumn poems and been out in the school field to write adjectives and verbs to describe the tress, leaves and grass. We then had a go at writing a poem using the words!


We are Tremendous Turtles Got Talent!

On Wednesday 23rd we will be performing Viking Poems that we are busy creating.... Mrs Lodge is going to come and be a judge to see who our top poet is :) 



Here is an example of our work


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.