Welcome to Dragonfly Class!
Our topic this term is ‘Swords and Sandals’, and we are learning about the Romans. In particular, we will learn about the rise of the Roman empire and how they conquered Britain in AD43. We will also investigate how the Romans changed Britain by introducing new ideas and inventions. If you would like to carry out some research about the Romans with your child at home, the following website has some great interactive resources. https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zqtf34j
Please find below the link to our Curriculum Overview:
This term we will be reading the book ‘Survivor: Escape from Pompeii’, which tells the story of a young boy trying to escape Pompeii during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79. We will be writing diary entries, letters, recounts and fictional narratives linked to the story. We will also be writing a biography about the famous Julius Caesar.
This term pupils will be furthering their understanding of addition and subtraction. They will be using a wide range of physical resources and mathematical representations to support their learning. Pupils will learn to solve problems, including missing number problems, multiple-step word problems and more complex addition and subtraction calculations. They will also learn to estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation.
A World of Difference
Dragonfly class were very creative last term and enjoyed designing and making their own sea creatures using recycled plastic. We also worked as a team to create a giant octopus made entirely out of our own plastic waste! Please see the photos below.
This week the children explored how sound travels, and made their own model telephones using plastic cups and string!
Dragonfly class took part in a skateboarding workshop at school. The children all absolutely loved it and didn’t want the workshop to end! Here are some photos of the children mastering the art of skateboarding.
The children will be given online My Maths homework linking to what we have been learning in class. Homework will be given out every other Wednesday and due in the following Monday. Children have their own individual logins for their homework. Please contact the office if your child has lost their login details.
We are also using a website called ‘TT Rockstars‘ for times table homework. The children have been given individual logins which they can use to practise their times tables online. Once logged on, children should go to the ‘Garage’ section of the website. I have scheduled each child’s times tables so that they receive questions linked to the tables they are currently learning. This will be edited as their speed and the amount of correct answers increases.
If your child has lost their login, please contact the office and I will re-print their login.
In addition to this, there are some fantastic apps and interactive games to help the children with their times tables:
The children need to read a minimum of 4 days a week for a minimum of 20 minutes each time. They need to record evidence of their reading in their reading journals which will be going home next Monday. The journals must be in every Monday to be checked by the teacher.
Below I have attached links to 100 recommended reading books for years 3 & 4.
Spelling, punctuation and grammar.
The children will be given spelling and grammar homework every other week. The activities will link to what we have been learning in class and the books will be given out on Wednesday and due in the following Tuesday.
Please see the year 3/4 spelling list below. We encourage you to help your children with these spellings in any way you wish.