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.
Poisonous potions, aromatic brews, vapour or a sticky goo… Welcome to the amazing world of potions!
We’ll learn all about mysterious potions, and write instructions for our own spellbinding potion. We’ll sort everyday items into solids, liquids and gases. Using our investigation skills we’ll explore capacity and the properties of liquids. We’ll also design fabulous bottles for magical potions. Becoming super scientists, we’ll investigate chemical reactions and states of matter. We’ll research the use of anaesthetic and learn what life was like without it!We’ll write spells with magical, strange or gruesome effects – what ingredients will we use? It will be great fun to make chocolate frogs and design a chocolate box for it to fit!
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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