Willow Class - Year 3/4
Teacher: Miss J Donnelly
Recommended reads Year 3/4
All children in year 4 will be required to take the new Multiplication Check in the Summer Term, so we are having a huge push on learning times tables over the year. We have times table practise books which are kept in school as well as different apps we subscribe to, as a school, where the children can practise their times tables in a fun way.
Times table Rock stars
We have a subscription to TT Rock stars which the children absolutely love! They can play on 'garage', 'studio' and complete 'soundchecks' which follow the layout of the multiplication check in Summer. We have regular 'battles' within school between different classes and the winning class is rewarded with different activities.
These apps help the children to learn and consolidate their tables; plus, they can compete with their classmates and other schools!
What we've been doing!
In maths we have been learning how to multiply 2 and 3-digit numbers to 1 number. We have used practical resources to support our working out.
We have completed a soil experiment in science and took 3 samples from the school grounds; in the woodland, under a tree and not under a tree (field). We have poured water on the samples and watched as the layers appeared over a week.
We have been learning all about the Stone Age, looking at how they lived and the tools they made. Our art work with cave drawings is also influenced by the Stone Age, we are collecting natural materials to make our own paint and cave drawings.