Welcome to our Year 3/4 Phase Page
Here you will find useful information through our termly newsletters and view our children’s fantastic work.
Autumn Term 2020-2021
Lower Key stage two have loved learning more about our world. They now understand about the equator, the hemispheres and how this effects climate.
Science fun in Lower Key Stage 2. We explored changing states with ‘ice hands’ and learnt about the functions of the skeleton.
Maths fun. Exploring addition with practical resources to check we fully understand what is happening in a calculation so our written methods are not just ‘tricks’.
MESSAGE from STARS team (autism specialist support service)
We know that changes to routine, the sensory challenges of increased handwashing and the general anxiety of the situation can have a big impact for Autistic children and young people. Below are some links to information/resources that may help. Please share these with your colleagues and the parents/guardians of the children you support. Some of these may also be useful for other children and young people in your settings.
There are some resources/information to support children and young people with Autism available on the STARS website http://www.starsteam.org.uk/coronavirus-resources I have also attached some generic symbols that may be useful for parents/carers whilst children are at home. In addition to this the National Autistic society has some useful information and links: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus.asp The NAS helpline remains open and could be a useful source of support for parents during the current unprecedented circumstances: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/main.aspx Tel: 0808 800 4104 Opening times: Monday to Thursday 10am-4pm and Friday 9am-3pm. The Leeds Community healthcare trust has some useful resources/information/links in its toolkit: https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/speech-and-language-therapy2/service-downloads/. There is some useful information and video clips to support with Intensive Interaction @ https://www.intensiveinteraction.org/
Current Newsletter and Spellings
There are also a number of teaching websites that are now free to use for all parents and children. They contain many ideas and activities for learning across the curriculum.
What Mr Egypt does not know about this ancient civilisation is not worth knowing! He is an actual archaeologist, who lives in Egypt most of the year. The children had a fabulous day, the highlight was turning their friends into Mummies!
Autumn term 2019
Here are Class 3 and Class 3/4 having an awesome time with the professional rugby coach. Great skills shown as lots of resilience against the cold!
Here are Class 3 and Class 3/4 showcasing their sewing skills. Superheros they certainly are! Unfortunately, Class 4 were speedier sewers than us and their capes were home before we thought of doing the pictures!
Nice job at Eden Camp comrades! The children loved the experience, were impeccably behaved and are now all fired up to learn more about war.
Wow…look at all these Year 3 and 4 Reading Champions. All reading an average of 4 times a week last half-term. They enjoyed an extra playtime on Friday. Well done. Let’s see if we can have even more this half term.
Pedestrian safety sessions
Some drama around our anti-bullying story during anti-bullying week.
Some artwork on an anti-bullying theme. Each piece of the jigsaw had a positive message
Summer Term 2018 -2019
Science day went with a Bang!
There was some breathtaking science in the assembly from Dr Steven Rossington, a chemist from University of Salford. The children then made plastic milk with Steven in the afternoon. The children also completed ‘How to make a rainbow’ – fun was to be had using skittles to show dissolving in action. In the afternoon, the children were clearly enthralled in the ‘graphite electrical conductor circuits’. Nice job Mrs Bindon! We also made two gyrocopters each, one from paper and one from card, with experiments then conducted around this
A special visitor from the Coal Mining Museum.
Stephen did an excellent job telling the children about what life would have been like if you were a child working down the mines. He also showed some interesting artefacts from mining life through the ages. Some great acting from Mrs Fowley in role as a coal bearer.
Really interesting and each child now owns a piece of coal!
a load of rubbish!
In science, we were classifying rubbish into things like cardboard, paper, plastics, metal. Then we talked about whether plastics could be recycled – only 1, 2 and 4 numbered plastics can be recycled in Leeds. We talked about how many plastics don’t have a number at all and are a 5, which means these will remain in the ground for millions of years. The following lesson we talked about the impact of dropping rubbish and how things like the plastic drinks can holders get caught around seabirds’ beaks and wings as well as how plastic bags are often swallowed by sea animals.
Important issues Year 3 and 4 – well done!
Year 3/4 at Springhead Park
The rain certainly did not dampen the spirits of the children at the park today. We are sure that the children will produce some fabulous leaflets based on this trip. A lovely chap called Paul at The Pavilions Cafe has a space ready for us to display some of the best ones. After 90 children had looked in the Cafe in groups of 10, a couple dining there commented how fabulously behaved all the children were and how polite they were – well done!
Here are some of our fantastic and creative Easter bonnets.
Check out Year 3/4 enjoying our daily mile (albeit somewhat blustery today!). It was great to hear many children commenting today on how they had beaten their previous personal record. This activity is really boosting our fitness – particularly important for those Year 4’s going to Buckden who need some extra stamina for our long walk. Well done to those of you really pushing yourselves. Keep getting active whenever you can.
During our International Studies fortnight we explored our given country and created fabulous videos to show case our learning. We then all cooked and completed exciting DT/Art activities.
Spring 1 2019
Our ‘No Pens Day’ was a great success. In our guided reading, we acted out the event from our text about Chinese New Year. During literacy, we cut up sentences including speech and added the required punctuation. During maths in Year 4 we looked at placing the correct symbols into area questions. In Year 3 maths we worked in groups to practically solve problems and verbally explained our reasoning.
Road safety Autumn 2018
Wendy came into teach us about how to stay safe on the roads, especially when travelling in a car, she taught us all about the importance of sitting correctly in a car and always wearing a seat belt. We performed a test to show what might happen to us if an accident happened whilst not wearing our seat belts and then when we had our seat belts on, We found out that we could be seriously injured are killed if we did not wear a seat belt correctly.
Autumn 1 2018 – Viking Day
Vikings visited Years 3 and 4 this week as a hook for our new topic ‘Vicious Vikings or Clever Traders’. We found out lots of things including: where Vikings came from, where they traveled to, why they liked to invade countries and what life as a Viking was like. We listened to a traditional Viking Saga with some children acting out and making sound effects. They also brought in actual weapons that we could hold such as knives, spears and axes. Finally, we recreated a battle scene using shields and beanbags. The children loved the experience and are excited to learn even more over the coming weeks. We would like to thank the PTA for funding such an amazing experience for the children.
Year 4 Bread Making with Warburtons
We had great fun making bread with the bakers from Warburtons today! We tasted some different types of bread, then kneaded some dough to make our own bread rolls. Our classroom smells delicious and we can’t wait for the taste test of our own bread. Yummy!
Our fantastic displays!
Our fantastic classroom displays showing just some of the work so far. A great start to the new school year!
Year 3/4 made carrot cars as part of their PHSE lesson.
Buckden Residential 2017
We all had an amazing time at Buckden this year. The children were a brilliant team which made the whole visit great fun, even when we had work or walking to do! We had lots of positive comments from the Buckden staff and local residents about our children’s behaviour and manners – well done parents! Many thanks to all the adults who came with us – it wouldn’t be possible without them volunteering. We hope you enjoy this selection of photos from our visit – lots of smiles… and a few sheep!
Y4 Buckden Residential 2017
We can’t wait for the Y4 residential (19th to 21st April). Many thanks if you came to the meeting on Monday 13th March, but those of you who couldn’t attend should receive a print-out of the slide show. Just call in if you have any extra questions! Thanks for all the completed forms – please return any remaining forms quickly – reminders will be in planners. Here’s another copy of the kit list too, but remember to also bring your bears and other fluffy creatures for extra bedtime cuddles – bears are always welcome at Buckden!
Year 3/4 made some delicious pizzas. Children also designed these fantastic pizza boxes.
International Fortnight: India class 3/4
Namaste! We have had an amazing time in India during the last two weeks. We’ve cooked curry, done map work, written weather forecast scripts and tourist guides, drawn mehndi patterns, learned about the religions, flag, languages, Bollywood dance moves… I’m sure you’ve heard all about our fun learning already! After our world tour today we are exhausted, but we’ve loved the experience. Where will we travel next time?
Viking Day (Monday 9th January)
Sigwulf, Arnleif and Frothar came to visit and help us learn about their lives as Vikings. We had an amazing day with lots of us dressing up in Viking costumes. We learned about language, clothing, travel/trade & artefacts, weapons & warfare and even acted out a Norse saga. Brilliant!
Community project Enrichment
We have been improving our community garden area at the front of school. We have learned how to do the weeding, dig the soil in the flower beds and plant new seeds. Even when it rained we remembered our community spirit and went to help the Reception class children with their learning!
Papier mache pencil pots Enrichment
Designing and making desk tidies using up-cycling skills! This has already got us thinking about Y3 and 4’s class topic for next half term: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Pneumatics Enrichment group
We used air movement (pneumatics) to create moving parts in our Design Technology models.
Pizza making Enrichment group
We designed and made our own scrumptious pizzas to take home in our fabulous pizza boxes. We can’t wait to cook and taste them!