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Welcome to the Cuttlefish Class page!

We are a Year 3 & 4 class.

Dear parents,

Government guidelines state four hours of home learning is required to be completed daily by your child(ren) in KS2. As a school, we would like to encourage you to at least follow the weekly timetable, which you can find in the Learning This Term section and which will also be send through ClassDojo. 

Please upload the work your child has completed in their ClassDojo portfolio, so I can give feedback. Please take a photograph of each piece of work separately or you can scan it if you have an iPhone or iPad using the Notes App (open a new note, press the camera button, the option to scan document will pop up. Once the document is scanned you can email it easier than a photo, plus you can add notes to the scanned document).

Please note, as mentioned in the newsletter, there is no need to print off any sheets or lesson slides. We expect children to copy and complete the work neatly on a piece of (lined) paper as they would in class. If you need login details for ClassDojo or need help accessing it, please contact the school office. 

Best wishes,

Miss Turton
 

 


Learning activities Term 4

Our topic this term is 'Traders and Raiders', a history topic focusing on the Anglo Saxons and Scots. We shift our attention to what happened after the Roman army left Britain and a new invader took over. The big questions we will try to answer this term are how the Anglo-Saxons (and Jutes and Scots) shaped Britain, were they invaders, traders, or raiders? And were the Dark Ages, as this period in history is called, really dark?   

We will be developing our reading skills this term using the book King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Marcia Williams, but we will start with a narrative poem: The Tale of Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash. Our writing and reading will be focused on myths. We will also celebrate Book Week this term. Even our music topic is linked to this as our work will be based around the Dragon Song.

In science lessons, you will be learning different scientific skills, with one more lesson about 'Sound' and a few lessons on 'States of Matter'. You can look forward to a Science week, filled with interesting learning. In Computing your will be learning about using databases.

      

 

 

 

Learning activities w/c 01.03.21

Alternative work is for those children who are finding the work set for year 3 and year 4 too hard to access and complete. If your child is in year 4 and you find the work is too hard for them, please try year 3 work first, before choosing to complete the alternative work set.

Maths
60 mins +15 mins
Daily times tables practise – TTRockstars
Daily: Mental Maths year 3 | Mental Maths year 4 | Alternative Mental Maths (please complete one each day)
Monday
Year 3: Time (1) PPT or PDF
 Year 4: Time (1) PPT or PDF
Alternative work and cards
Tuesday
Year 3: Time (2) PPT or PDF
 Year 4: Time (2) PPT or PDF
Alternative work 
Wednesday
Year 3: Time (3) PPT or PDF
 Year 4: Time (3) PPT or PDF
Alternative work
Thursday
Year 3: Time (4) PPT or PDF
Year 4: Time (4) PPT or PDF
Friday
Year 3: Time (5) PPT or PDF
Year 4: Time (5) PPT or PDF
Alternative work 
English
60 mins + 45 minutes
Daily: reading and spelling (30 minutes)
- Read with an adult every day  and complete some Reading Eggs activities (reading a book, doing phonics, etc)
- Listen to us read the story on ClassDojo and answer the question.
- Spellings:  Year 3 | Year 4 | Alternative.
Use the strategies we use in class:  ‘Look, Say, Cover, Spell, Check’, fancy writing, word pyramids, breaking into parts, etc.
Weekly: grammar/punctuation, handwriting, comprehension (20 minutes)
- Prepositions (Y3): teaching slides and activity; Modifying adjectives and nouns (Y4): teaching slides and activity
Monday
- Write a narrative poem using a model PPT or PDF
Tuesday
- Write a narrative poem using a model PPT or PDF
- Comprehension task on Reading Eggs (ReadingEggspress)
Wednesday
- Write a narrative poem using a model PPT or PDF
- Grammar work
(see above)
Thursday
 - Write a narrative poem using a model PPT or PDF
- Phonics (if you have any)
Friday
- Write a narrative poem using a model PPT or PDF
- Handwriting (then scroll down for bottom exit joins)
Curriculum
60 minutes
Computing - Databases
Teaching slides PPT or PDF
Task
Science - States of Matter
Teaching slides PPT or PDF
Activity cards
Photopack
History – who were the Picts and the Scots?
Geography - Place names
Teaching slides PPT or PDF
Task A (short) or Task B (extended)
Answers
Please use Google Maps to help you with the task.
Music
Lesson 2 – The dragon song East Sussex Music Online. Use your login details to access.
PSHE
4 hours
 
 
 
 
 

Useful websites

Online Safety

Online Safety
Safe Online Remote Education
Social Media
TikTok
Among Us
Playstation
X-Box

PurpleMash - There are lots of fun games and activities on there too!
Times Table Rock Stars - To practice times tables.
Reading Eggs - Phonics, spelling and reading activities. Children have received login details. 
Top Marks - Educational games for lots of subjects, a particular favourite is 'Telling the Time'.
Oxford Owl - Lots of reading books online, as well as other resources.
Read Theory - Lots of books.
Open Library - A website for you to borrow books.
CBBC Newsround - Keep updated with child friendly news.
Teach handwriting - Help you practice your handwriting for a pen licence.
Pobble365 - English and writing activities.
GoNoodle - Lots of videos to help keep you active. These include dancing, yoga and stretching.
Cosmic Yoga - Lots of great yoga videos.
Mathsbot - Helpful manipulatives like dienes, numicon, counters and number lines.

 

Year 3 and 4 Target Tracker Statements

When looking at the Year 3 & 4 objective posters, if you focus on the 'I can...' statements, this is what your child should be able to do by the end of the year in Year 3 & 4 when following the National Curriculum.


Reading

 
 
Oxford Reading Owl for free books
Open Library books to borrow
Reading Eggs Phonics, spelling and reading activities. Children have received login details. 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Take turns to make plans and predictions before reading: ‘I wonder if… what do you think?’ ‘You think… Oh, I thought…’ 
  • Recap to check ideas and understanding as your child is reading: ‘So, you think that…’ ‘Did you expect…to happen?’ ‘Why do you think that happened?’
  • Use encouragement and praise to keep children engaged in reading: ‘What brilliant ideas…let’s see what happens.’ ‘You thought so carefully about... What might happen now?’
  • Share prior knowledge and past experiences that link to what is being read: ‘Have you learnt about…at school?’ ‘Do you remember when we watched…and found out about…’
  • Tune-in and listen to your child – be curious about their interests: ‘I didn’t know you knew so much about…’ ‘I love reading stories about...with you.’

At school we use the Reading Rainbow to give children a reading focus (a lens to read with) and sentence starters to answer questions.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Spellings

Please continue to read and spell as many of these words as you can. Try setting yourself a challenge for 10 words per week! These are the Year 3/4 statutory spellings.

Please choose the appropriate level for your child.

Year 1 parent work books
Autumn
Block 3 Shape
Spring
Summer
Block 2 Fractions
Block 5 Money
Block 6 Time
Year 2 parent work books
Autumn
Block 1 Place Value
Block 3 Money
Spring
Block 1 Division
Block 2 Statistics
Block 4 Fractions
Summer
Block 2 Time
Block 3 Measurement
 
 
Year 3 parent work books
Autumn
Block 1 Place Value
Spring
Block 2 Money
Block 3 Statistics
Block 5 Fractions
Summer
Block 1 Fractions
Block 2 Time
Block 4 Measurement
 
 
 
Year 4 parent work books
Autumn
Block 1 Place Value
Spring
Block 3 Area
Block 4 Fractions
Block 5 Decimals
Summer
Block 1 Decimals
Block 2 Money
Block 3 Time
Block 4 Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Online Safety

The National Online Safety website provides, among others, guides with tips for parents to help keep children safe online. We have posted a few of those guides below for your information. Please visit https://nationalonlinesafety.com/hub/guide for more. 

Online Safety
Safe Online Remote Education
Social Media
TikTok
Among Us
Playstation
X-Box


Archive

 

English
Monday: Thieves of Ostia and live lesson Jane Considine Sentence Stacking (Secret of Black Rock) starts at 9.45
Tuesday: Thieves of Ostia and live lesson Secret of Black Rock (follow the link from yesterday).
Wednesday: Thieves of Ostia and live lesson Secret of Black Rock
Thursday: Thieves of Ostia (plotpoint 1) and live lesson Secret of Black Rock
Friday: Thieves of Ostia (plotpoint 2) and live lessons Secret of Black Rock
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
Conjunctions a guide for parents
Conjunctions year 3 and 4 and SEND Children
Apostrophes and Capital letters
Spelling
Reading
Tuesday: Book talk
Wednesday and Thursday: Book talk
Friday: Reading Comprehension
Maths
Monday: Year 3 / Year 4 / SEND 
Tuesday: Year 3 / Year 4 / SEND 

Wednesday: Year 3 / Year 4 / SEND 
Thursday: Year 3 / Year 4 / SEND 
Friday: Year 3 / Year 4 / SEND 
Other subjects
Computing - Dance Mat Typing  (10-15 minutes) also DTP lesson 1 and task
History
Science and task
Art - Task
PSHE
French /  Vocabulary Audio (The Basics 3, Lesson 1) / Song lyrics
Music - Please complete the first lesson on Yumu. Logins were sent out last week. 

 

Timetable w/c 14.12.2020

English

Tuesday: editing and improving explanation text
Wednesday: publish explanation as a double spread
Grammar

Maths

Tuesday: End of term assessment (arithmetic)
Wednesday: mystery maths / multiplication mosaics A / multiplication mosaics B
CLIC

We appreciate teaching maths can be difficult. Please use these teaching videos to help your child in year 3 and in year 4. Please find the ones linked to the objectives written on the timetable and teaching slides.

Other subjects

RE Day (Monday)
Morning activities: Hannukah lesson / temple diagram / word mat / writing task / pictures
Afternoon activities: Christmas story lesson / storyboard template simple and challenging
French Write own version of 'La Chenille qui fait des Trous' simple version / challenging version
Homework

 

Timetable w/c 07.12.2020

English

Monday
Tuesday / Diagram Robot / Diagram digestive system
Wednesday / Planning sheet
Thursday: independently writing of the explanation text
Friday: independently writing of the explanation text
Booktalk 

Maths

Monday / Year 3 Task / Year 4 Task
Tuesday / Task
Wednesday / Task
Thursday 
Friday
Maths meetings

We appreciate teaching maths can be difficult. Please use these teaching videos to help your child in year 3 and in year 4. Please find the ones linked to the objectives written on the timetable and teaching slides.

Other subjects

Science
Geography
French (Year 3 / Unit Food / Cutlery)
Computing: improve your animation by adding additional frames. Log in to PurpleMash (Art) and select 2Animate. Your child's animation should be saved here.
Homework

Week Beginning 2/11/20

Timetable w/c 02.11.2020

English
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Maths
We appreciate teaching maths can be difficult. Please use these teaching videos to help your child in year 3 and in year 4. Please find the ones linked to the objectives written on the timetable and teaching slides.
Other subjects
Science and task sheet
Geography Read through lesson powerpoint. Research where your favourite foods come from.
Computing
French Join in reading the story, make up actions for the words or phrases. Learn five items of food.
PSHE

Week Beginning 12/10/20

English
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Grammar
Maths
Maths lesson Monday and flashcards and recording sheet
Maths lesson Tuesday and activities year 3 activities year 4
Maths lesson Wednesday and activities year 3 activities year 4
Maths lesson Thursday and
Maths lesson Friday and activities year 3 and activities year 4
Maths meetings
We appreciate teaching maths can be difficult. Please use these teaching videos to help your child in year 3 and in year 4. Please find the ones linked to the objectives written on the timetable and teaching slides.
Other subjects
Science: if possible, conduct your investigation. You need lego and a simple circuit with a motor year 3 and 4 planning and observation sheet
History: lesson slidesmap and table
Computing: lesson slides and activity
 

Week Beginning 5/10/20

English
Monday - Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Grammar
Booktalk
Maths
Maths lesson Monday and activities year 3 activities year 4
Maths lesson Tuesday and activities year 3 activities year 4
Maths lesson Wednesday and activities
Maths lesson Thursday and activities
Maths lesson Friday and activities
Maths meetings
We appreciate teaching maths can be difficult. Please use these teaching videos to help your child in year 3 and in year 4. Please find the ones linked to the objectives on the timetable.
Other subjects
Science: lesson slides,  planning an investigation, once complete start filling out this year 3 and 4 planning and observation sheet
History: lesson slidesmap and table
French: Classroom objects
Computing: staying safe online

 

Week Beginning 28/9/20

Timetable w/c 28.09.20
English
Monday with activity sheet and alternative for SEND, commas activity
Tuesday
Wednesday: choose the paragraph you are most proud of and write it up neatly.
Thursday
Maths
Maths activities Monday number square year 3 and 4 independent activity
Maths activities Tuesday  
Maths activities Wednesday 
Maths activities Thursday 
Maths meetings
Other subjects
Science switches and plan an investigation (coming soon)
History analyse a detail of the Bayeux tapestry (coming soon)
PSHE (coming soon)
 

Week Beginning 21/9/20

Timetable w/c 21.09.20
English
English plans Plan and write your own adventure in Flamant Castle starring Tommy. Use this plot point plan.
Maths
Maths activities Monday
Maths activities Tuesday  Year 3 independent task Year 3s who need to practice more of the work we did on Monday can complete these activities.
Maths activities Wednesday 
Maths activities Thursday Year 3 and Year 4 independent task 
Maths activities Friday Year 3 independent task Year 4 independent task
Maths meetings
Other subjects
Science
History
RE: draw a simple family tree
Computing

 

Week Beginning 14/9/20

English plans - Continue writing our story about Tommy and the Secret of the Swords. Each plot point is one writing lesson.
Grammar
Maths activities Monday lesson powerpoint tasks
Maths activities Tuesday 
Maths activities Wednesday (coming soon)
Maths activities Thursday (coming soon)
Maths activities Friday (coming soon)
Science - Use the circuit builder on the web page to build and test a simple circuit. 
History - Watch the video first (link on the first slide of the PowerPoint). Create your own timeline using this sheet.
French - Fold and use the chatterbox to review greetings.
 

Week Beginning 7/9/20

Maths activities Tuesday (coming soon)
Maths activities Wednesday (coming soon)
Maths activities Thursday (coming soon)
Maths activities Friday (coming soon)
Maths meetings
Term 1
Our Term 6 topic in Year 3 & 4 is '1066'!
We are reading...I Was There…: 1066 – The Norman Conquest - Scholastic Shop We are writing... The Secret of the Swords: Sword Girl Book 1 - Frances Watts, illustrated by  Gregory Rogers - 9781742377285 - Allen & Unwin - Australia

 

Week Beginning 19/10/20

English
Monday - Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Grammar
Booktalk
Maths
Maths lesson Monday and activities year 3 activities year 4
Maths lesson Tuesday and activities year 3 activities year 4
Maths lesson Wednesday and year 3 activities year 4
Maths lesson Thursday and activities
Maths meetings
We appreciate teaching maths can be difficult. Please use these teaching videos to help your child in year 3 and in year 4. Please find the ones linked to the objectives on the timetable.
Other subjects
Science: lesson slides,  planning an investigation, once complete start filling out this year 3 and 4 planning and observation sheet
History: lesson slidesmap and table
French: Classroom objects
Computing: staying safe online
 

Thank you!

 

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