Years 3 & 4

At Mulgrave Primary School, we ensure that learning is planned for in a cross curricular way, this ensures that children are able to make links within their learning. Lessons challenge all pupils through a variety of activities, providing opportunities for feedback from adults and peers. Through high expectations of everyone at Mulgrave we aspire to achieve outstanding outcomes.

Spring Term 1

Year 3

English
In English we will be focusing on the classic book ‘The Worst Witch’ by Jill Murphy.   This book has managed to keep young readers spellbound for generations.   We will be focusing on the first book in the series which focuses on a young girl called ‘Mildred Hubble’, who becomes a trainee at Miss Cackle’s Academy for witches.  She is one of the clumsiest girls in school and is constantly getting her spells wrong, which causes her to get in trouble.  
We will be using this text to write letters and monologues.
We would like to focus on the children’s speaking and listening skills this term, so we will be performing the monologue’s to an audience.
Ye English
Maths
This term we will be starting the term with Place Value, to go over any misconceptions the children had.  We will be looking at numbers using 4 digits and explaining how to partition numbers confidently.  We shall then be looking at word problems and money problems.  The children will be learning how to add and subtract different amounts of money and how to give change.  You could practise this at home with your children by going to the shops and letting them handle the money. 
Y3 Maths
Science
In Science this term the children will be learning about Light.  They will be taught to recognize that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light.  They will be looking at how light is reflected from surfaces.  The children will learn that light from the sun can be dangerous and how it is important to protect their eyes.
Y3 Science
History
In History the children will be learning about their local area.  We shall look at old maps of London, to decide why people historically moved to Woolwich.  We will discuss why people decided to move to London now and then write our own advertisements for the Local Area.  The children will understand what place names mean and place events in Woolwich on a timeline.
Y3 History
Art
In Art the children will be using a Picasso painting to draw inspiration from.  They will be learning how to draw different types of lines, develop line enquiry and create their own Picasso style painting, using the theme of a Witch.
Y3 Art

If you would like to discuss how you can help your child at home, please see your child's class teacher.

Spelling

In Year 3 we will be sending weekly spellings home on a Friday and the children will have a spelling test the following Friday. They must practice their spellings every day as they need this to successfully reach the expected level at the end of Year 3.

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Year 4 

Spring Term 1

 

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