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Welcome to the Cuttlefish Class page!

 

We are a Year 3 & 4 class.

Our class teacher is Mrs Banks.

 

 


Learning activities Term 4

Our topic this term is ‘Ancient Greeks" and has a history focus. The children will be learning about who the Ancient Greeks were, democracy, comparing Athens and Sparta, the Olympics and Greek Gods and Goddesses.  

Our main texts for this term are Marcia Williams's Greek Myths, Theses and the Minotaur in particular, and we will also be reading Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf by David Almond. The children will write a recount of a myth and an information text about an aspect of the Greeks they are interested in. 

Our science topic is Light and in maths we will mostly be learning about fractions. We will also be taking part in Science Week and start the term of with a special focus Book Week where we study the work of Anthony Brown. 

More details about our learning in this term will be posted in the newsletter.

 

 

 

Class timetable click on the links to download the lesson powerpoints

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

Ancient Greek 
Day

English

English

English
 

English

 

BookTalk

BookTalk
(see Monday)
 

BookTalk
(see Monday)

BookTalk
(see Monday)

 

Science

History

Computing

Art

 

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

English

English

English
 

English

English

Grammar

BookTalk
 

BookTalk
(see Tuesday)

BookTalk
(see Tuesday)

BookTalk
(see Tuesday)

Science

Science

Science

Science

Art

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

English

English

English
 

English

English

Grammar

BookTalk

BookTalk
(see Tuesday)

BookTalk
(see Tuesday)

BookTalk
(see Tuesday)

Science

RE

History

PSHE

Art

Week 2

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

English
assessment

English

English
 

English

English

Grammar

BookTalk
 

BookTalk
(see Tuesday)

BookTalk
(see Tuesday)

BookTalk
(see Tuesday)

Science

Computing

History

PSHE

Art

 

Week 1

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

English

English

English
 

English

English

Grammar

BookTalk
 

BookTalk
(see Tuesday)

BookTalk
(see Tuesday)

BookTalk
(see Tuesday)

Science

Computing

History

PSHE

Art


 


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.

Phonics

 

Here at Rye, we are very excited to share with you a new phonics programme that we have invested in to teach phonics and reading. Following a recent change in government guidance we have decided to invest in a brand new scheme for teaching early reading in our school. This will impact the way that both phonics and reading are taught.  Phonics will continue to be taught daily to all children but will be taught following a newly released phonics scheme called ‘Little Wandle-Letters and Sounds revised’. This is a very thorough and very rigorous programme which teaches the children the skills they need to read. All children will be working alongside peers with a similar secure phonic knowledge.

Further information about Little Wandle can be found here, including videos on how we sound out each phoneme (sound), how we teach tricky words and blending.

 



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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Online Safety

The National Online Safety website provides, among others, guides with tips for parents to help keep children safe online. We have posted a few of those guides below for your information. Please visit https://nationalonlinesafety.com/hub/guide for more. 

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

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