Welcome to Miss Davis' page - Y3/4D.
We are Lion Tribe.
Keep checking our Class Page to find out what we've been learning.
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Each week, your child needs to complete one activity from the Homework grid. Please email a photograph of the completed work to my school email address.
Every Friday, your child will be tested on ten weekly spellings. There will be a separate Y3 and Y4 test. A copy of the test and score will be sent home. New spellings will be set every Friday and a Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check sheet will be sent home to help them practise.
Spellings can also be practised using your child's Purple Mash log in. Select Home, English and Spelling Resources.
By the end of Y4, children are expected to know all their tables up to 12 x12. Every Friday, your child will be tested on their times tables and a copy of the test will be sent home.
Your child will work through different times tables levels. When they get full marks 3 times (does not have to be consecutive) they will move on to the next level.
Bronze - x2, x3, x5 and x10
Silver - x4, x6, x7 and x11
Gold - x8, x9 and x12
Bronze + - ÷2, ÷3, ÷5 and ÷10
Silver + - ÷4, ÷6, ÷7 and ÷11
Gold + - ÷8, ÷9 and ÷12
Children can practise their times tables using their TTRockstars login.
Letter to Bear Grylls
We have written a letter to Bear Grylls about our Desert topic. We have included examples of our adventure stories, explanation texts and recount letters. We have also included examples of some of our Topic work.
We have included a stamped addresses envelope and we hope to get a reply.
As part of our diversity day, we thought about what diversity meant. Using prior learning, we talked about people who had inspired us like Rosa Parks, Matthew Henson and Ghandi.
We also learnt about other people who had made a huge contribution to the life we lead. People discussed included Marcus Rashford, Mae Jemison, Katherine Johnson, Barack Obama, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mary Seacole, Nelson Mandela, Harriet Tubman, Mo Farah and many more...
Linked to the Royal Mint 'Diversity Built Britain" 50p launch, we created our own 50p coins based on a person who had inspired us the most.
Operation Christmas Child - Shoebox Appeal
We have filled 11 shoeboxes. Thank you for all the donations. #KillamarshCares
Our R.E. topic this term is 'What is it like to be a Hindu in Britain today?' We learnt all about Diwali and made Diwali cards.
This term our topic is 'What would Bear Grylls do?'
In Geography, we will be learning all about desert biomes and desert survival.
In English, we are reading The Desert Challenge by Bear Grylls. We will write a desert adventure story, a desert survival explanation text and we will write a letter to Bear Grylls about out learning.
In Science, we will be learning about magnets and the North and South Pole. We will learn about a range of scientists linked to magnets, dating back to Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.
In Design technology, we will be investigating, planning, making and evaluating shelters.
End of Term
We made a whole class cave painting using handprints like the ones found in Argentina.
This term, our English book was Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura and our Class book was The Wild Way Home by Sophie Kirtley.
The children have been amazing this term and I am so proud of them all.
Have a lovely half term break!
In History, we researched and produced non-chronological reports about Stonehenge. We used subheadings, pictures, diagrams and captions.
In Art, we used watercolours and soft pastels to experiment with colour to create Stonehenge pictures.
As part of our Christianity R.E. topic and Black History Month, we have been learning about Rosa Parks. We wrote acrostic poems.
We have written non-chronological reports about Stonehenge. We have 'visited' Stonehenge using VR headset and the Expedition app.
World Mental Health Day
Today, we looked at how to keep ourselves mentally healthy. We made posters to help each other.
We also set ourselves a three step challenge.
1. Say something nice to an adult.
2. Tell a friend you are proud of them.
3. Ask someone if they are OK.
#WorldMentalHealthDay #YoungMinds #KillamarshCares
In Science, we have written diary entries as fossil-hunter Mary Anning and learnt how fossils are formed.
In our Art sketchbooks, we used our observational skills to draw continuous line drawings of fossils.
Stone Age Day
The children had a fantastic day learning all about Stone Age survival. They learnt about the basic needs in Stone Age Britain - water, food and shelter.
They learnt how to hunt prey silently and practised spear throwing. They built shelters and they were tested to see if they were waterproof. They also learnt how to start a fire using flint.
Have a look at the photographs below.
This term our topic is 'Why did the Stone Age rock?'
In History, we will use chronology skills to learn about the palaeolithic, mesolithic and neolithic periods. The children will take part in a stone age day.
In English, we will read Stone Age boy by Satoshi Kitamora. We will write an historical story, non-chronological report and diary based on the stone age.
In Science, we are learning about rocks and soils and finding out about the fossil hunter, Mary Anning.
In Indoor PE, we will create Stone Age dances.
In Art, we will recreate stone age paintings using a variety of media, fossil continuous line drawings and create Stonehenge artwork.
Our Learning Journey
Each term this display will show the learning journey our class has been on during the term. The display will be updated every term.
Our first Learning Journey display is about Lion Tribe. The children used verbs and adverbs to create lion concrete poems. They also experimented with colour to create some striking lion artwork.
Our Learning Selfie
Each child has their own mobile phone. When they are proud of their work, they can have a selfie taken with their work and their picture added to the display. This can be changed weekly.