Years 3/4

Welcome To Years 3/4!

NEW!!

Scroll right down to the bottom to the 'Other fun things' section to download a brilliant lockdown diary to fill in, from illustrator Stephen McCarthy. Also why not have a go at some of the 40 book based ideas over the Easter holidays, found at the bottom of the page.

 

 

In Year 3/4, we work hard, challenge ourselves and learn from each other! We have two mixed Year 3 and Year 4 classes: Maple Class and Holly Class.

 

Our teachers are:

Miss H. Webb

Mrs A. Davies

 

Our support staff are:

Mrs K. Winkley

Mr G. Smith

Mrs C. Parsons

 

We hope that you are staying safe at home and enjoying some quality time together. Please keep your eyes peeled as we update work on the website regularly. Don't forget the extra activities at the bottom of the page as well! Take a picture of any work that you are proud of and post it on our Twitter!

Activity of the Week: Stretch that imagination with this fun April Fools activity!

The school is currently closed to most pupils due to the Coronavirus outbreak. 

You have been given a home-learning pack to work on over the next two weeks. 

 

For further learning activities, please see the resources linked below. 

 

In the Maths packs, read through the learning reminders first and then choose the level of work you think matches your understanding of the topic.

In the English packs it's best to work through the days in order, as they often begin with a text to read. 

Please note that there are separate learning packs for children in Year 3 and Year 4. 

 

Pssst! It's not just Maths and English: scroll down for some fab ideas for doing PE from home, as well as some other fun activities. 

 

***Scroll down for the 30 Day Lego Challenge!***

 

PARENTS: As always, please make sure that you are happy with your children viewing these external links before allowing them access. 

YEAR 3 MATHS Week 1 w/c 23rd March 2020
More maths for Years 3 and 4!

Fewest Squares

Another Youcubed challenge! Draw yourself an 11x13 grid. If you don't have squared paper at home, you could create one on your computer or print off the image below. 

Your challenge is to draw as few squares as possible to cover this grid. 

Rules: 

  • The squares cannot overlap.
  • They do not all have to be the same size.
  • Every square of the grid must be covered. 

 

Try a few times. When you are happy that you have found the fewest number of squares to fill the grid, can you answer the question: How do I know? 

 

Extension: 

  • Try a 12x15 rectangle. Before you try: do you expect that you will be able to draw fewer squares or more? Why?

 

 

Mathematical art

Art is everywhere in our world and a lot of the time is connected to maths, although you might not always see it that way. 

Your challenge is to find, or create, some mathematical art! I have added some examples below, but what I mean by mathematical art is art which uses:

  • pattern
  • symmetry
  • angles
  • geometric shape
  • translations

....etc! This list is not exhaustive! 

You might want to take an existing famous artwork and rework it to make it mathematical, or you might want to take one of the mathematical concepts above (or any other!) and think about how you can use art to explore it. 

We would love to see what you come up with! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More English for Years 3 and 4!

Spring English pack- something fun to try over the Easter period!

Science

Over this half term we have been looking at flowering plants. We have learned about the parts of a flower and their function. We were just about to move onto pollination. Please use the resources below to review parts of a flowering plant and to learn more about pollination. Some of the activities have different levels of difficulty, please choose the one that you think is most appropriate for your child.

Extra Science Links: 

PE from home! 

 

Please see below for some ideas to keep active while learning at home. 

 

Other fun things:

Why not try this art challenge that Mrs Hadley saw on Twitter? Recreate a famous work of art (or make your own!) using just clothes, bedsheets etc. If you like, email in a picture of your creations to the school office!

 

***30 Day Lego Challenge!***

 

I am a little 'late to the party' on this, but discovered this fantastic Lego challenge. Have you had a go yet? My two-year-old daughter is enjoying having a go with her Duplo! 

Mrs G