Welcome to the Kentmere Academy, Year 3/4 page. Classes are a combination of students from Year 3 and Year 4. At Kentmere Academy, classes are mixed in order to both support students and encourage those students who are advancing quickly. The results have been successful with reduced class sizes, an improved working relationship between teachers and students and academic progress in key areas.
Year 3/4 is an exciting time of discovery at Kentmere Academy. Students are encouraged to challenge what they know in order to develop analysis and evaluation skills. It is these skills that will be crucial for success during a student’s exam years.
It is important that your child has the correct PE kit in school for their outdoor and indoor sessions.
Children need to bring their reading books into school everyday. Parents should sign the reading record to inform us of where their child has read up to at home each night. Please if your child reads to the end of a book at home, it will only be changed if the parent has noted this in the Reading Record.
As children read books at home, they move up the Reading Challenge Tree; they receive certificates and badges at the milestones of 20, 40 and 60 books. Children who read 80 books at home receive a certificate and book token.
Merits are awarded in recognition of good manners, hard work, achievement, progress and exemplary behaviour. Each week, one child from every class is chosen as Star of the Week - they receive a special badge and certificate in Celebration Assembly for their outstanding efforts towards excellence.
Children who show exceptional kindness towards others are recognised on the ‘Kindness Tree’.
It is important that you help you help your child with their studying while at home. You can help your child by:
- Reading with your child every night.
- Working on spellings every week, ready for the spelling test (every Friday).
- Select a further task from the optional homework menu. This will be sent home at the beginning of every half term.
- Practising the times tables - children should be able to recite all times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4.
- Practice reading the time on an analogue clock.
You can view the Year 3/4 optional homework menu for this term by clicking here
What happens when the Earth shakes? In this half term, we’ll find out about the dangerous world of natural disasters and their deadly effects. We’ll gather rock samples, find out about different types of rocks and sort them according to their properties. By carrying out research, we’ll investigate the Earth’s layers and the location of volcanoes, discovering what causes them to erupt. We’ll write powerful poetry inspired by our work on volcanoes. Working as archaeologists, we’ll locate Mount Vesuvius on a map and find out what it was like to live in Pompeii during the eruption. We will create our own seismographs to measure the size of an earthquake and made sculptures in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. Using our model making skills, we’ll use different materials to create a volcano – watch out, it’s going to blow!
To view this term’s curriculum overview, Please click here.
You can view the curriculum topics that Year 3/4 classes will be studying by clicking on the links below:
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