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Lower Key Stage 2

Welcome to Lower Key Stage Two

 

  

 

  

 

Year 3 teacher: Miss Karla Harrison

Year 3 teaching assistant: Mrs Fina Bongiovi

Year 3 teaching assistant: Mrs Sian Perkins

Year 4 teacher: Miss Becky Macey

Year 4 teaching assistant: Mrs Vicki Tapper

 

The Year 3 and 4 staff will be adding content to this page for you to enjoy throughout the year that will link to the subjects we are covering. We hope you have lots of fun exploring our page. 

 

Log in to Times Tables Rock Stars and practise your multiplication and division skills. Keep checking to see if Vanessa McDonald (Miss Macey) has sent you a challenge! Can you beat her? 

 

Look out for a challenge from Miss Macey!

Spellings

 

Please log in to Spelling Shed to practise your spellings. Each week you will have a new list of spellings to practise which link to our Word of the Day words and spelling rules for each half term.

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/

 

Year 3 Spellings:

Here are the spellings for this half term:

forgotten, beginning, young, trouble, country, to/two/too, there/their/ they’re, one/won, our, here, quite, bear, be, blue/blew 

 

Here are our spelling rules:

* Homophones

* Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable

* ou e.g. young, touch, double

 

Year 4 Spellings:

Here are the spellings for this half term:

bicycle, complete, difficult, pressure, regular, opposite, purpose, strange, famous,  guard, various, scheme, chorus, character, illegal, illegible, immature, impossible,  irregular, irresponsible

 

Here are our spelling rules:

*Words with the /k/ sound spelt ch e.g. scheme, echo

*Prefixes – il-/im-/ir e.g. illiterate, impossible, irregular

Welcome to Year 3

This year our focus author is Enid Blyton. We'll be finding out all about this person, including how many books they've written and the titles of these books. Discover more about Enid Blyton at https://www.enidblyton.co.uk/. 

Year 3 English

This half term, Year 3 are focussing on Aesop's Fables.  

These are wonderful short stories which have relatable morals and fun talking animals. The stories we will read are:

Week 1 - The Hare and the Tortoise 

Week 2 - The Ant and the Dove and The Boy who cried Wolf.

Week 3 - The Ant and the Dove and The Lion and the Mouse.

Week 4 - Alternative version of The Lion and the Mouse.

 

 

 

Fun activities to do with our stories:

 

Print out these puppets to create your own version of the Hare and the Tortoise:

 

Make your own lion mask:

https://www.firstpalette.com/printable/lion-mask.html

 

Listen to some of the fables here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks1--ks2-aesops-fables-index/z73s6v4

Afternoons in Year 3

This half term, we are learning about:

Music - Beats and Rhythm, focusing on the song 'Let your spirts fly'.

History - World War 1 and 2, Winston Churchill and the Holocaust.

Art - Portraits, focussing on the artist Pablo Picasso.

Science - Push and pull forces and magnetic forces.

RE - Sacred places relating to Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Christianity.

 

Fun activities linked to our afternoon lessons:

Welcome to Year 4

This year our focus author is J.K. Rowling. We'll be finding out all about this author, including how many books they've written and the titles of these books. What can you find out about them? https://www.jkrowling.com/writing/ 

Year 4 English

This half term, we are reading 'The Angel of Nitshill Road' by Anne Fine.

This story is about a school full of miserable children because they are constantly bullied by Barry Hunter. One day, a peculiar, new girl appears at the school gates, and from that moment, strange events happen. What will Celeste get up to?

Fun activities linked to our story:

Watch a video about bullying and remember, it is never okay.

Afternoons in Year 4:

This half term, we are learning about:

History - Local Study - Walsall's Leather Industry.

Art - Leather crafting.

Science - States of matter, the water cycle and exciting experiments.

RE - What is it like to be a Hindu?

Computing - Computer Science.

 

Fun activities linked to our afternoon lessons:

Try this experiment with an adult.

See what happens when salt water solution is heated.

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