Welcome to the Year 3/4J class page.
Miss Jezioro is our class teacher.
Mrs Allen and Mrs Lowther are our Year 3/4 teaching assistants.
On this page, you can find lots of information about Year Three and Year Four, as well as keeping up to date with all of the exciting things that we get up to throughout the school year.
Please follow our class page twitter, where you will see tweets and pictures about all the exciting things your children will be doing this year:
This year, we will be using class dojo to award 'dojo/house points' and communicate with parents/carers. Please do not hesitate to message me on class dojo, speak to me at school or contact the school office if you have any questions or queries.
Our Curriculum themes for the Advent Term at Holy Trinity are: Belonging and Changes/Events. In Come and See our three topics for this term are People, Called and Gifts.
Our English work will be based around the books Ossiri and the Bala Mengro by Katharine Quarmby and Richard O'Neill, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J K Rowling and Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman.
In Maths we will start with Place Value before moving on to the four operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In Geography we are looking at the question, 'Where do I belong?' and will be learning about UK rivers with a particular focus on the River Trent. Our History topic after half-term is about changes in the UK since the Romans. We have two Science topics this term. The first is about Sound and we will be exploring how to answer the question 'What makes pitch and volume change?'. Our second Science topic focuses on electricitiy and we will be answering the question 'Can bulbs be made brighter or dimmer?'. This will link in to our DT challenge which is to create a light up Christmas decoration. Our Art work this term will be on sculpture; we will learn about the sculptor Anthony Gormley and be using his work to inspire us to create a sculpture for Nottinghamshire. We will have two PE lessons each week and over the course of the term we will cover Gymnastics, Hockey, Dance/Yoga and Handball. Our Computing lessons will look at E-safety and Digital Literacy and in French we will be learning how to greet each other as well as counting up to 20.
On Tuesday afternoons we will have a music lesson with Mrs Stanton, and on Wednesday afternoon we will have a Forest School session with Mrs Smith in Ecoland.
Homework: Each week we will set up to three pieces of homework. This will consist of spellings to learn for a test on Mondays, a grammar exercise, maths and from time to time work linked to other subjects such as Come and See or Geography. Homework will be set on a Tuesday and should be completed by the following Monday. This year, we will be setting homework using Class Dojo and we would encourage you to return the homework by uploading a document or photograph of the completed work to your child's portfolio. If you require any support with this, please do get in touch.
Reading: Regular reading is an incredibly important skill. Please do encourage your child to read at home as much as possible and support them by talking about the text and asking questions to check that they have understood what they have read. I have a passion for reading and can recommend lots of wonderful children's books. Please sign or initial their reading diary to show when this has been done. This can be signatures for both their school reading book and a 'free reader' chosen from either our class library or home. I will be checking reading diaries on a Friday and would expect at least three signatures from an adult over the course of a week. If your child is struggling with this, then please let us know. In Y3/4J, reading books will be changed on a Friday. If you require any support with encouraging your child to read at home, please do speak to me.
Times tables: Please support your child to learn and practise their times tables at home. This will help them in all areas of their maths work. All children have access to the Times Tables Rockstar online platform whcih is a great way to practise and develop speed and confidence when recalling times tables facts.
PE: Our PE lessons this term will be on a Monday (indoor) and a Thursday (outdoor). On these days, your child should come to school wearing their PE kit rather than their school uniform. It is expected that your child will have the appropriate indoor and outdoor PE kit for these days in order to access the sessions appropriately. The correct PE kit consists of; a white T-shirt, red shorts and plimsolls/trainers. A tracksuit can also be worn, especially when the weather is colder. Please ensure that earrings are not worn on PE days.