This is our Year 3 and Year 4 class. Our Year 3 teachers are Mrs Djemai and Mr Allday. Our Year 4 teacher is Mrs Standrell. Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Gosson. We have P.E. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Violin on Wednesday morning. Children will take their violins home to practice and must bring them in each Wednesday morning.
Life in Year 3
We are all valued members of Team Rigby in Year 3 and our six key Gospel Values underpin all that we do. We have planned a variety of exciting and challenging activities for the year ahead and we are going to have lots of fun together. We have many reward systems in place and we will celebrate our achievements and successes.
Reading is a key part of our curriculum and the children will have a banded reading book and also a free-choice book from our class library. We encourage the children to take ownership of their reading and learning and we would like them to record in their Home/School reading diaries and think about the texts that they have enjoyed. We will change books on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Spellings and activities to help learn these new words are sent home every Monday via our online learning platform Purple Mash. These will be tested the following Monday. Please ensure that your child thinks about the spelling rules and also thinks about the meaning of these new words to help to increase understanding and knowledge of vocabulary. It is helpful to write these new words in full sentences at home to assist in learning how to use the word, however we will only test the individual words when we complete our test.
We have PE on Wednesday and Friday in Year 3. Please make sure that you have both your outdoor and indoor kits in school at all times. PE is delivered by Mr Allday on Wednesday and by West Lancashire Schools Sports Partnership on Friday.
In Year 3, Music is taught by Mrs Djemai on Tuesday afternoons. We will be learning to sing a range of songs throughout the year and we will also be learning how to play the Glockenspiel and Recorder. We will learn about a range of musical styles and we will listen and appraise a variety of songs and think about the lyrics, structure and dynamics of these pieces of music.
Throughout Year 3, the children will have many opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities and clubs. They will all be Classroom Helpers and also Spiritual Leaders throughout the year. They will also have the chance to stand for the School and Eco Council and also become PSHE Ambassadors. We are going to have lots of fun together this year, learn lots and be inspired.
Year 3 Quotes to remember:
100% Effort = 100% Success.
You can achieve anything.
There is only one amazing you!
Be the change you wish to see in the world.
Let your light shine.
Always believe that something amazing is going to happen.
Life in Year 4
Children will be provided with spellings each Monday morning, these are sent through our online platform Purple Mash, children are required to practise these spellings and put them into sentences. Children are also required to read at home daily and practise their times tables at least 4 times a week at home.
Year 4 is a class in which learning is full of fun, laughter and enjoyment. We work hard as a team, putting in 100% effort and dedication into all that we do. We always choose to follow our six gospel values, in doing so creating an excellent environment for our learning.
There are opportunities to become part of our School and Eco Council. Children will be able to put themselves up for election, create a presentation and be voted in for the role by their peers. We also have some other very exciting roles within Year 4, these include P.S.H.E. Ambassadors, Spiritual Leaders and everyone will have the opportunity to be classroom monitors throughout the year. Our twitter demonstrates some of the opportunities and activities for children whilst in Year 4.
Throughout the children's time in Year 4, they continue to develop a love of learning, in which knowledge sticks and we enhance their commitment to becoming lifelong learners.
Year 4 Quotes to remember:
"In a world where you can choose to be anything, choose to be kind"
"The smallest thing can make the biggest difference"
"100% effort = 100% success"
"We never fail, we only ever learn"
"Be brave, be creative, be kind, be thankful, be happy, be you"
The whole year curriculum for Year 3 and 4 is here.
The Autumn Term Liaison is here.
The Autumn Term Homework Grid is here.
A Knowledge Organiser is a set of key vocabulary, facts and information on a topic that your child needs to be able to know and recall by the end of the topic. Please use these at home as conversation starters to discuss learning and as a way of helping your child commit their learning to long-term memory (for example, you may want to cut up the vocabulary and meanings and play matching pairs or encourage your child to learn how to spell the words).
Reading With Your Child
Whatever stage your child is at in their reading journey, it is essential that you spend time reading together daily, discussing the text and new vocabulary.
- I read to you, you read to me - take turns to read a paragraph aloud to each other.
- Be patient when your child is trying to sound out an unfamiliar word - give him or her time to do so. Then, one more time for understanding - ask them to re-read the sentence again to understand the meaning.
- Find three words or phrases you like in the text and explain why.
- Ask who, what, when where and why questions.
- Create a distraction-free reading space to sit quietly and enjoy your book. Make reading a book a natural thing to do.
What has happened in the story so far?
Discuss new vocabulary and can you use it in a sentence of your own?
Find words or phrases that tell you about the setting.
Choose a character and say how they felt. How do you know?
What does....tell you about how a character is feeling?
What impressions of....do you get from this part of the text?
Did your opinion of any characters change as the story progressed?
Identify favourite words and phrases and say why you like them.
Discuss the theme of the story, e.g. good over evil, weak and strong characters, mean and generous, rich and poor.
Predict what will happen next e.g. I wondered whether....I think it might....etc.
Identify the key events in the story and put them in order.
USING THE READING DIARY
A successful home school reading partnership is essential. Indicating in your child's reading diary that you have heard them read and what you have discussed is helpful for the teacher.
Below are examples of parental entries that may support you in what you record:
Read to page 21-34. Fluent and enthusiastic reading with great expression. Parent name/initials
Read chapter 2. We discussed new vocabulary and I asked him/her to create their own sentences using them to check understanding. Parent name/initials
Read pages 30-40 ...... loves this genre and author! Parent name/initails.
Key Stage 2 Jobs
Pupils in Teams Rigby and Venables are invited to apply for jobs. Please see the following documents for more information.
Year 4 Useful Links
Purple Mash - an award winning website for nursery and primary school children. It enables children to explore and enhance their learning in a fun and creative way. Children have logins for this in their reading diary.
Times Table Rock Stars - a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so. Children have personal logins for this in their reading diary.
Mathletics - the award wining companion tool to help students learn maths. Engaging, fun and aligned to the curricula across the UK. Children have personal logins for this in their reading diary.
Prodigy Education - Hit the ground learning with Prodigy. It's time for back to school! This year, we can help kids take math to the next level without missing a beat. Support their learning like never before and start building habits that stick. Children have personal logins for this in their reading diary.
Hit the Button - an online platform to support the four operations that can be accessed for free.
BBC Bitesize Primary - this has some fantastic resources that cover all the areas across the curriculum.