Welcome to the Year 3/4 website. Here you will find updates about Barnard, Bowes and Brancepeth.
Meet the Teachers
Year 3 & 4 PE Days
- Please always send your child with a coat suitable for the weather.
- Please send a named water bottle each day, clean and filled with water.
- Please, please name all of your child’s clothes, especially their jumpers and PE kit!
Practise reading skills on Bug Club. Remember to tap the bugs and complete the quizzes!
Use Times Table Rockstars to practise recalling multiplication and division facts.
Our current project:
Hygee: How does Scandinavia compare to the UK?
Click below to find out what we will be learning this half term:
Our year so far…
Autumn 2 Project:
Tomb Raiders: Why are the pyramids in Egypt?
We found out about Egypt as a period of ancient history and focused on developing our skills of historical enquiry.
In History, the children have all enjoyed learning about the Ancient Egyptians. The boys and girls enjoyed writing their name in hieroglyphs and designed their own cartouche. They wrote an explanation text about the mummification process and after learning about the afterlife, designed their own pyramid. Learning about the discovery of Tutankhamen was very exciting and the children wrote diary entries as if they had found his tomb.
During RE, the children have been learning about Diwali. They designed their own symmetrical Rangoli pattern to celebrate.
Autumn 1 Project:
Extreme Weather: What affects climate?
We found out all about weather and how it is measured before looking at lots of extreme weather events: tornadoes, earthquakes, drought and storms – we learnt out about them all! We developed our geography skills throughout this project.
In English, year 3 and 4 have worked hard on developing our description toolboxes. We wrote poetry describing storms. We then had great fun performing these using green screen to imagine we were in the midst of storms. We have also written newspaper articles and scene descriptions.
In Maths, we have worked hard on cementing our place value knowledge and using basic calculation methods such as column addition, subtraction and multiplication and using the bus stop method for division. Children also learnt to multiply by 100 and showed off different ways to display answers. .
In our Extreme Weather topic, we learnt all about measuring different types of weather and using clouds to forecast the weather. We then looked at extreme forms of weather: where they can be found and how they are created.
We created artwork inspired by extreme weather. We practised different ways of making marks to create different effects and tones using pencil, charcoal and pastels.
In science, we learnt about forces and investigated the effect of different forces. We investigated the effects of friction on a toy car. We also experimented with different materials to find out which ones are magnetic, then we tested the strength of magnets and designed games using magnets for our friends to play.
In music, we listened to the music of ABBA and practised playing the rhythms whilst signing the lyrics.
Our computing lessons were focussed on working safely and collaboratively online using Google Classroom.
We found out all about Hinduism in RE.
In PE, we practised our fitness and agility each week whilst also practising our hockey skills.
PSHE / Jigsaw
In PSHE lessons, we talked about coming back to school, what makes us worried and what makes us proud.
In French we learnt the names of lots of different animals: pets as well as farm animals.