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Year 3/4 -Hockney


Welcome to Term 4

We hope you all had a great half term holiday break and are looking forward to an exciting term 4!


Last term we enjoyed learning about 'Gods and Mortals', exploring Greek gods and goddesses through Greek myths and images of Greek pottery. Using our developed skills and knowledge, Hockney class used their knowledge and understanding to create their own Greek god/goddess. Using a range of vocabulary, including topic words, each child wrote a descriptive piece to explain their appearance, personality and symbols. Look at our pictures icon below to explore some of our fantastic learning.




This term we are exploring PREDATORS...



On our first day we are going to the consider questions we have about predators and visit Wingham Wildlife Park's website.

Take a look at the website to explore the wildlife park before we visit.

Here is the wildlife park map to look at too!

All of the children are very excited about our trip which we know will be a fantastic hook into this wonderful topic. I wonder which predators we will discover...




In our writing, we will start the term by using our school trip experience to write a recount. We will continue the term by identifying and exploring characters through dilemma stories. Through using our knowledge and understanding of different genres, we will also be writing leaflets and poetry. Our final learning will include describing and explaining the ultimate predator. 

In guided reading we will be exploring the book, The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith. Through reading this book we will continue to use and develop our reading 'VIPERS' skills through discussing the structure, characters and settings throughout the story.






Year 3 and 4 will continue to use a range of strategies to add and subtract fractions. Year 3 will then go on to measure, compare and add and subtract mass and capacity.  Year 4 will go on to recognise tenths and hundredths as decimals, using a number line and a place value grid. 


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. Go to the website links for great online maths games.



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



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.