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Year 3/4 -Hockney


Welcome to Term 2

We hope you all had a great half term week and are looking forward to our second term of the year!




Last term we enjoyed learning about 'Heroes and Villains' exploring characters in books, identifying real life heroes and examining historic heroic figures. Using our developed skills and knowledge, Hockney class used clay to create busts, wrote fairy tales with alternative endings and created comic strips to explore heroes and villains. Look at our pictures icon below to explore some of our fantastic learning.




This term we are exploring the topic title of 'Potions!'

Potion: a poison, a mixture, an aromatic brew, a vapour, a liquid or sticky goo. Welcome to the magical world of potions and their properties... Now scientists beware! There are some powerful and deadly potions out there - dangerous, unpredictable or plain tragic. We will use what you know about materials and their properties to design and create incredible potions.       


... I wonder what we will be doing on our first day back to enable us to start thinking about our topic?!



We will identify and explore features for letter writing, poetry and non-chronological reports.   In guided reading we will be exploring the text BFG. Through this book we will identify how potions are used in the story.

"Dreams is full of mystery and magic... Do not try to understand them." We will continue to use and develop our reading 'VIPERS'  through this story.






Year 3 will continue to use a range of strategies to add and subtract numbers up to 1000. 

Year 4 will continue to use a range of strategies to add and subtract numbers up to 10 000.

Also, in exploring our topic we will convert between different units of measurement.

In addition, all children will continue to practise their times tables daily at school. Remember, Times Tables Rock Stars can also be accessed online for home learning too! Year 3 are focusing on 3, 4 and 8 times tables. Year 4 are focusing 6, 7 and 9 times tables.



This term PE will be on a Thursday (games) and Friday (dance), so could you please ensure your child's PE kit is in school on those days.  Also, a gentle reminder that earrings must be removed during PE.



The children will bring their homework home on a Friday and we ask that it be returned to school by the following Wednesday. Regular reading and talking about what your child is reading with them is an important part of home learning and we thank you for your support. Raffle tickets will be earned for daily reading.


If you have any questions or queries at any point, please do not hesitate to have a chat with us at the end of the day, or to make an appointment.


Kind regards

Mrs File, Mrs Lintott and Miss Morrison.