Welcome to the Cuttlefish Class page!

We are a Year 3 & 4 class.

 

Dear parents and carers,
Firstly, I would like to wish you all a very happy New Year! Let’s hope we can soon start feeling safe again and enjoy each other’s company without feeling anxious, distancing ourselves, and wearing facemasks.

Our school is one of the many partially closed by the Government to get the infection rate under control. Work for the day will be posted by 8.30am that morning at the latest.
Government guidelines state that a minimum of three hours of home learning is required to be completed daily by your child. Please help your child to complete at least one English, one maths, and one foundation subject lesson each day.
Please upload the work your child has completed in their ClassDojo portfolio, so I can give feedback. If you need login details for ClassDojo, please contact the school office.

Best wishes,
Miss Turton

Term 3

Our topic this term is 'I am Warrior', a history topic focusing on the Romans and the impact they have had on Britain. For more information, please see our termly newsletter (published shortly).  

We will be developing our reading skills this term using The Thieves of Ostia by Caroline Lawrence. We are also using this book for our writing inspiration: writing a narrative.

 
 
 
Timetable expectations in KS2:
Daily Times Table Rock Stars (20 minutes)
Daily Reading Eggs (30 minutes)
Daily maths (45-60 minutes)
Daily English (45-60 minutes)
Weekly: Science, Geography/History, PSHE, Computing, French, Music, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (GPS)
 

 

Suggested timetable w/c 11.01.21

English

Monday: Thieves of Ostia and live lesson Jane Considine Sentence Stacking (Secret of Black Rock) starts at 9.45
Tuesday: Thieves of Ostia and live lesson Secret of Black Rock (follow the link from yesterday).
Wednesday: Thieves of Ostia and live lesson Secret of Black Rock
Thursday: Thieves of Ostia (plotpoint 1) and live lesson Secret of Black Rock
Friday: Thieves of Ostia (plotpoint 2) and live lessons Secret of Black Rock
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
Conjunctions a guide for parents
Conjunctions year 3 and 4 and SEND Children
Apostrophes and Capital letters
Spelling

Reading

Tuesday: Book talk
Wednesday and Thursday: Book talk
Friday: Reading Comprehension

 
Maths
Monday: Year 3 / Year 4 / SEND 
Tuesday: Year 3 / Year 4 / SEND 
Wednesday: Year 3 / Year 4 / SEND 
Thursday: Year 3 / Year 4 / SEND 
Friday: Year 3 / Year 4 / SEND 
 
Other subjects
Computing - Dance Mat Typing  (10-15 minutes) also DTP lesson 1 and task
History
Science and task
Art - Task
PSHE
French /  Vocabulary Audio (The Basics 3, Lesson 1) / Song lyrics
Music - Please complete the first lesson on Yumu. Logins were sent out last week. 
 
Alternative tasks for SEND children if they have trouble accessing the work above.
SEND learning

Useful websites

Online Safety

Online Safety
Safe Online Remote Education
Social Media
TikTok
Among Us
Playstation
X-Box

PurpleMash - There are lots of fun games and activities on there too!
Times Table Rock Stars - To practice times tables.
Reading Eggs - Phonics, spelling and reading activities. Children have received login details. 
Top Marks - Educational games for lots of subjects, a particular favourite is 'Telling the Time'.
Oxford Owl - Lots of reading books online, as well as other resources.
Read Theory - Lots of books.
Open Library - A website for you to borrow books.
CBBC Newsround - Keep updated with child friendly news.
Teach handwriting - Help you practice your handwriting for a pen licence.
Pobble365 - English and writing activities.
GoNoodle - Lots of videos to help keep you active. These include dancing, yoga and stretching.
Cosmic Yoga - Lots of great yoga videos.
Mathsbot - Helpful manipulatives like dienes, numicon, counters and number lines.

 

Year 3 and 4 Target Tracker Statements

When looking at the Year 3 & 4 objective posters, if you focus on the 'I can...' statements, this is what your child should be able to do by the end of the year in Year 3 & 4 when following the National Curriculum.

Reading

 
 
Oxford Reading Owl for free books
Open Library books to borrow
Reading Eggs Phonics, spelling and reading activities. Children have received login details. 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Take turns to make plans and predictions before reading: ‘I wonder if… what do you think?’ ‘You think… Oh, I thought…’ 
  • Recap to check ideas and understanding as your child is reading: ‘So, you think that…’ ‘Did you expect…to happen?’ ‘Why do you think that happened?’
  • Use encouragement and praise to keep children engaged in reading: ‘What brilliant ideas…let’s see what happens.’ ‘You thought so carefully about... What might happen now?’
  • Share prior knowledge and past experiences that link to what is being read: ‘Have you learnt about…at school?’ ‘Do you remember when we watched…and found out about…’
  • Tune-in and listen to your child – be curious about their interests: ‘I didn’t know you knew so much about…’ ‘I love reading stories about...with you.’

At school we use the Reading Rainbow to give children a reading focus (a lens to read with) and sentence starters to answer questions.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Spellings

Please continue to read and spell as many of these words as you can. Try setting yourself a challenge for 10 words per week! These are the Year 3/4 statutory spellings.


Maths

Please choose the appropriate level for your child.

Year 1 parent work books
Autumn
Block 3 Shape
Spring
Summer
Block 2 Fractions
Block 5 Money
Block 6 Time
Year 2 parent work books
Autumn
Block 1 Place Value
Block 3 Money
Spring
Block 1 Division
Block 2 Statistics
Block 4 Fractions
Summer
Block 2 Time
Block 3 Measurement
 
 
Year 3 parent work books
Autumn
Block 1 Place Value
Spring
Block 2 Money
Block 3 Statistics
Block 5 Fractions
Summer
Block 1 Fractions
Block 2 Time
Block 4 Measurement
 
 
 
Year 4 parent work books
Autumn
Block 1 Place Value
Spring
Block 3 Area
Block 4 Fractions
Block 5 Decimals
Summer
Block 1 Decimals
Block 2 Money
Block 3 Time
Block 4 Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Archive

Our topic this term is 'Burps, Bottoms and Bile', a science topic with a focus on the human body and the digestive system in particular, healthy living and where our food comes from. For more information, please see our termly newsletter (published shortly).  
We will be developing our reading skills this term using Demon Dentist by David Walliams. We are also using this book for our writing inspiration: writing a diary. 
 
 
 
 

Timetable w/c 14.12.2020

English

Tuesday: editing and improving explanation text
Wednesday: publish explanation as a double spread
Grammar

Maths

Tuesday: End of term assessment (arithmetic)
Wednesday: mystery maths / multiplication mosaics A / multiplication mosaics B
CLIC

We appreciate teaching maths can be difficult. Please use these teaching videos to help your child in year 3 and in year 4. Please find the ones linked to the objectives written on the timetable and teaching slides.

Other subjects

RE Day (Monday)
Morning activities: Hannukah lesson / temple diagram / word mat / writing task / pictures
Afternoon activities: Christmas story lesson / storyboard template simple and challenging
French Write own version of 'La Chenille qui fait des Trous' simple version / challenging version
Homework

 

Timetable w/c 07.12.2020

English

Monday
Tuesday / Diagram Robot / Diagram digestive system
Wednesday / Planning sheet
Thursday: independently writing of the explanation text
Friday: independently writing of the explanation text
Booktalk 

Maths

Monday / Year 3 Task / Year 4 Task
Tuesday / Task
Wednesday / Task
Thursday 
Friday
Maths meetings

We appreciate teaching maths can be difficult. Please use these teaching videos to help your child in year 3 and in year 4. Please find the ones linked to the objectives written on the timetable and teaching slides.

Other subjects

Science
Geography
French (Year 3 / Unit Food / Cutlery)
Computing: improve your animation by adding additional frames. Log in to PurpleMash (Art) and select 2Animate. Your child's animation should be saved here.
Homework

Week Beginning 2/11/20

Timetable w/c 02.11.2020

English
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Maths
We appreciate teaching maths can be difficult. Please use these teaching videos to help your child in year 3 and in year 4. Please find the ones linked to the objectives written on the timetable and teaching slides.
Other subjects
Science and task sheet
Geography Read through lesson powerpoint. Research where your favourite foods come from.
Computing
French Join in reading the story, make up actions for the words or phrases. Learn five items of food.
PSHE

Week Beginning 12/10/20

English
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Grammar
Maths
Maths lesson Monday and flashcards and recording sheet
Maths lesson Tuesday and activities year 3 activities year 4
Maths lesson Wednesday and activities year 3 activities year 4
Maths lesson Thursday and
Maths lesson Friday and activities year 3 and activities year 4
Maths meetings
We appreciate teaching maths can be difficult. Please use these teaching videos to help your child in year 3 and in year 4. Please find the ones linked to the objectives written on the timetable and teaching slides.
Other subjects
Science: if possible, conduct your investigation. You need lego and a simple circuit with a motor year 3 and 4 planning and observation sheet
History: lesson slidesmap and table
Computing: lesson slides and activity
 

Week Beginning 5/10/20

English
Monday - Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Grammar
Booktalk
Maths
Maths lesson Monday and activities year 3 activities year 4
Maths lesson Tuesday and activities year 3 activities year 4
Maths lesson Wednesday and activities
Maths lesson Thursday and activities
Maths lesson Friday and activities
Maths meetings
We appreciate teaching maths can be difficult. Please use these teaching videos to help your child in year 3 and in year 4. Please find the ones linked to the objectives on the timetable.
Other subjects
Science: lesson slides,  planning an investigation, once complete start filling out this year 3 and 4 planning and observation sheet
History: lesson slidesmap and table
French: Classroom objects
Computing: staying safe online

 

Week Beginning 28/9/20

Timetable w/c 28.09.20
English
Monday with activity sheet and alternative for SEND, commas activity
Tuesday
Wednesday: choose the paragraph you are most proud of and write it up neatly.
Thursday
Maths
Maths activities Monday number square year 3 and 4 independent activity
Maths activities Tuesday  
Maths activities Wednesday 
Maths activities Thursday 
Maths meetings
Other subjects
Science switches and plan an investigation (coming soon)
History analyse a detail of the Bayeux tapestry (coming soon)
PSHE (coming soon)
 

Week Beginning 21/9/20

Timetable w/c 21.09.20
English
English plans Plan and write your own adventure in Flamant Castle starring Tommy. Use this plot point plan.
Maths
Maths activities Monday
Maths activities Tuesday  Year 3 independent task Year 3s who need to practice more of the work we did on Monday can complete these activities.
Maths activities Wednesday 
Maths activities Thursday Year 3 and Year 4 independent task 
Maths activities Friday Year 3 independent task Year 4 independent task
Maths meetings
Other subjects
Science
History
RE: draw a simple family tree
Computing

 

Week Beginning 14/9/20

English plans - Continue writing our story about Tommy and the Secret of the Swords. Each plot point is one writing lesson.
Grammar
Maths activities Monday lesson powerpoint tasks
Maths activities Tuesday 
Maths activities Wednesday (coming soon)
Maths activities Thursday (coming soon)
Maths activities Friday (coming soon)
Science - Use the circuit builder on the web page to build and test a simple circuit. 
History - Watch the video first (link on the first slide of the PowerPoint). Create your own timeline using this sheet.
French - Fold and use the chatterbox to review greetings.
 

Week Beginning 7/9/20

Maths activities Tuesday (coming soon)
Maths activities Wednesday (coming soon)
Maths activities Thursday (coming soon)
Maths activities Friday (coming soon)
Maths meetings
Term 1
Our Term 6 topic in Year 3 & 4 is '1066'!
We are reading...I Was There…: 1066 – The Norman Conquest - Scholastic Shop We are writing... The Secret of the Swords: Sword Girl Book 1 - Frances Watts, illustrated by  Gregory Rogers - 9781742377285 - Allen & Unwin - Australia

 

Week Beginning 19/10/20

English
Monday - Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Grammar
Booktalk
Maths
Maths lesson Monday and activities year 3 activities year 4
Maths lesson Tuesday and activities year 3 activities year 4
Maths lesson Wednesday and year 3 activities year 4
Maths lesson Thursday and activities
Maths meetings
We appreciate teaching maths can be difficult. Please use these teaching videos to help your child in year 3 and in year 4. Please find the ones linked to the objectives on the timetable.
Other subjects
Science: lesson slides,  planning an investigation, once complete start filling out this year 3 and 4 planning and observation sheet
History: lesson slidesmap and table
French: Classroom objects
Computing: staying safe online
 

Thank you!

 

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