Years 3 and 4

Year 3

At Woodhill 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 Woodhill we aspire to achieve outstanding outcomes.

In Year Three, during the Summer Term our core texts will be ‘Krindlekrax’ by Philip Ridley and ‘Fortunately the milk...’ by Neil Gaiman. Our core texts will serve as inspiration to explore various areas of the curriculum in an exciting and creative way.  During the Summer Term we will be learning to write our own newspaper reports, play scripts and adventure stories.

In Geography this half term, children will be learning about the water cycle, linking the settings of our core text to where water comes from and the journey it goes on. In RE we are celebrating the diversity of religions in our school and local community and we will be learning about the religions of Judaism and Sikhism.  As part of PSHE this term, we will be thinking about charities and fundraising to help those less fortunate than ourselves.  In Art children will be developing their sculpting and painting skills to create their own tiles based on creatures in our core text.  Children will be designing and evaluating their own food products for design and technology.

In French lessons this term, children will be learning about food and how to order food from their own French cafe. In Computing, children will be creating a news report about a religious event linked to our learning in RE.  In Music, children will be composing their own pieces of music linked to our topic for Arts Fortnight.  Our educational visits will include a trip to the Science Museum to learn about light as part of our Science learning, and Safari Pete will be visiting to teach us about reptiles.

In Maths we are focusing on developing our knowledge of number, fractions, shape and data handling as well as mastering written methods for the four operations and applying these skills through problem solving. Children will be using and applying these skills in a variety of real-life situations.

In lower Key Stage Two, children are encouraged to read every night and record their thoughts in their reading logs.  All children have access to a wide variety of books in classrooms and are encouraged to choose a book they will enjoy that is at an appropriate level for them and will also challenge them; teachers will talk with children about which books are suitable for them.  Parents can support their child's learning through reading with them every day, taking children to the local library to read about our topics, and by practising the times tables with them.

We welcome parental involvement in our school; if you would like to come in to support or to see our learning, please contact your child’s class teacher.

Year 4

At Woodhill 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 Woodhill we aspire to achieve outstanding outcomes.

In Year Four during the Summer Term, our core text will be ‘Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf’ by David Almond. Our core text will serve as an inspiration to explore various areas of curriculum in an exciting and creative way. During this term we will be learning to use events inspired from the story to write a play script, which will then be performed.

In History this half term, children will be delving into the world of Ancient Greeks and Greek Gods. In RE, we are celebrating the diversity of religions in our school and local community and we will be learning about Hinduism. As part of PSHE this half term, we will continue our Philosophy sessions and extending our greater thinking skills.

In Art, children will be developing their painting skills, inspired by ‘Steampunk’ and using metallic and spray paints to create their own animal.

In French, Year Four will be learning the names of animals, and further expanding our conversational skills.

In Maths, we are focusing on geometry, angles, symmetry and learning how to translate and move shapes using co-ordinates. Children will be using and applying these skills in a variety of real-life situations.

In lower Key Stage Two, children are encouraged to read every night and record this in their reading record books. All children have access to a wide variety of books in classrooms and are encouraged to choose a book of their choice and also a book levelled at their ability. Parents can support their children's learning through reading with them every day, taking children to the local library to read about our topics, and by practising the times tables with them.

We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you would like to come in to visit to see our learning, please contact your child’s class teacher.

Please click on the year group to view the helping your child at home leaflet Year 3 / Year 4