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Week beginning 6th June

URBAN PIONEERS

Week beginning 23rd May

 

This week, we continue our journey with fractions as Year 3 will look at addition and subtraction of fractions as well as Year 4. However, Year 4 will then split off to look at fractions of a quantity. In English, we will look at delivering our own speeches about changes for Pleasley. In Topic, we will be creating an exciting Andy Warhol inspired print! The last two days of term will be Jubilee themed. Another exciting week ahead!!

 

Spellings to be tested 26th May

Creating adverbs with the suffix -ly (root word ends in ‘le’

Probably

Photography

Incredibly

Barrier

Humbly

Council

Nobly

Disease

possibly

urban

 

 

Spellings to be tested 26th May

High frequency group

Badge

Age

Edge

Huge

Bridge

Change

Dodge

Charge

fudge

village

Week beginning 16th May

HATHERSAGE WEEK - NO SPELLINGS OR HOMEWORK

Week beginning 9th May

 

This week, we will be writing our letter to Pleasley council with a balanced argument for making Pleasley a better place. In Maths, Year 3 will look at equivalent fractions and Year 4 will look at fractions bigger than a whole. We will also be doing some Art and have a Love To Investigate morning on Friday with light!

 

Spellings to be tested 12th May 

 

Earth 

Resident 

Early 

Plaque 

Leam 

Pedestrian 

Heard 

Commemorate 

search 

monument 

 

Spellings to be tested 12th May 

High frequency group 

Race 

Face 

Ice 

Space 

Cell 

Bicycle 

City 

Circle 

fancy 

spicy 

Week beginning 3rd May

 

This week, we will be looking at designing our own Pleasley as we will be starting a two week English unit on letter writing. In Maths, we continue with our Fractions. We have an exciting visitor coming to school on Friday too! 

 

 

Spellings to be tested 5th May 

Words with the long /ei/ sound spelt with ai 

Straight 

Graffiti 

Complaint 

Vandalism 

Afraid 

Mural 

Praise 

Plaza 

brain 

statue 

 

 

Spellings to be tested 5th May 

High frequency group 

Write 

Wrist 

Written 

Wreck 

Wrote 

Wrestle 

Wrong 

Wriggle 

wrap 

wren 

Week beginning 25th April

After a lovely first week back, this week we're thinking further afield as we compare Pleasley with another locality - Berlin! Are there any similarities and what are the differences? In maths, we begin a big unit of learning on fractions which we are very excited about!

Spellings to be tested 28th April

Words with the long /ei/ sound spelt with ei

Eight

Reflector

Weight

Source

Beige

Downtown

Neighbour

Leisure

vein

national

Week beginning 18th April

This week, we start our topic with a walk around Pleasley to spot the amenities. In Maths, we will continue to look at money. Our Topic Write will be a review on Pleasley! Don't forget, Monday is a bank holiday so we will be back at school on Tues 19th. Our PE days will be Thursday and Friday. 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 21st April 

-sure 

Measure 

City 

Treasure 

Community 

Pleasure 

Environment 

Enclosure 

Generation 

composure 

pioneer 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 21st April 

High frequency words 

Round 

home 

Shouted 

Found 

Our 

Grow 

Know 

Boy 

boy 

Mouse 

PREDATOR

Week beginning 28th March

This week, we will be moving away from division in Maths and looking at money, using pounds and pence. We continue to look at poetry in English and finish our computing unit by creating our own Horrible Science pages using software. It is also our Easter Service on Monday. Don't forget it is also parents evening this week. We have our Big Spell test on Thursday!

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 31st March 

BIG SPELL – 15 words from this term 

Completely 

Interview 

Preparation 

Camouflage 

Finally 

Species 

Usually 

Predator 

Information 

Prey 

Subheading 

Carnivore 

Submerge 

insect 

interact 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 31st March 

BIG SPELL - High frequency words 

Everyone 

One 

Which 

Improve 

Even 

Sure 

Took 

Great 

Live 

Half 

Won 

Witch 

Saw 

cried 

quiet 

Week beginning 21st March 

 

This week, we are focusing on poetry in English and going to write our own animal inspired poem! In Maths, we will continue with our formal method of division. We will be going on a walk to Pleasley Vale on Wednesday as part of forest schools. We will also be doing some Geography and looking at Biomes and Habitats. 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 24th March 

Suffix -ly 

Sadly 

Vessels 

Completely 

Biome 

Usually 

Habitat 

Finally  

Nutrient 

Comically 

temperature 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 24th March 

High frequency words 

Book 

Which 

Took 

Witch 

Door 

Live 

Floor 

Lived 

wood 

cried 

Week beginning 14th March

This week, we are continuing with our two week story narrative on our chosen animal! In Maths, we are beginning our journey into formal division by looking at 2 digits by 1 digit and introducing the bus stop method. On Wednesday, it is Science Day! We will be conducting an experiment related to plant vessels. We also will have Forest School and be practising our art skills. 

 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 17th March 

Suffix -ation 

Information 

Xylem 

Adoration 

Organism 

Sensation 

Lure 

Preparation 

Carnivorous 

Admiration 

parasite 

 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 17th March 

High frequency words 

Every 

Still 

Everyone 

Small 

Even 

Well 

Ever 

Tell 

Each 

Fell 

 

 

Week beginning 7th March 

This week, we start our exciting 2 week story unit inspired by our class book 'Just So Stories' by Rudyard Kipling. In Maths, Year 3 will divide by 4 and 8 and Year 4 will divide by 7 and 9. In Forest school this week, we will be cooking our own veggie fajitas!! In Science, we will be looking at predatory plants.

Spellings this week:

Spellings to be tested Thursday 10th March 

Prefix inter- 

Interact 

Carnivore 

Internet 

Omnivore 

International 

Herbivore 

Intergalactic 

Camouflage 

Interview 

insect 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 10th March 

High frequency words 

Everybody 

Path 

Great 

Bath 

Break 

Improve 

Steak 

Sure 

pass 

half 

Week beginning 28th February

This week, we are creating our own setting description of the Amazon Rainforest using a range of grammar devices. In Maths, we continue with division and Y3's look at dividing by 3 and 4 whereas Year 4's look at dividing by 6 and 9. In Topic, we will be looking at the fossils of animals and classifying herbivores and omnivores. We will also be looking at the Deadly 60 and creating our own presentation in Steve Backshall style!

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 10th March 

Prefix inter- 

Interact 

Carnivore 

Internet 

Omnivore 

International 

Herbivore 

Intergalactic 

Camouflage 

Interview 

insect 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 10th March 

High frequency words 

Everybody 

Path 

Great 

Bath 

Break 

Improve 

Steak 

Sure 

pass 

half 

Week beginning 21st February

 

This week, we have an exciting Birds of Prey experience to immerse us into the topic! This will inspire our Topic write which will be a recount of the experience. In Maths, we start our journey with division. Year 3 will divide by 2,5 and 10 whereas Year 4 will divide by 10 and 100. In Science, we will look at Animal diets.

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 3rd March

Prefix ‘sub-‘

Subdivide

Predator

Subheading

Prey

Submarine

Species

Submerge

Consumer

subject

endoskeleton

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 3rd March

High frequency words – homophones

Blue

Won

blew

Be

Quite

Bee

Quiet

Saw

one

sore

GODS AND MORTALS

 

 

Week beginning 7th February 2022

As we head into the final week of this half-term, we will be bringing all of our learning together as we focus on our computing knowledge in making Groovy Greek PowerPoints. Our English will also tie into this as we work at sentence level to think about how to make our writing as informative and engaging as possible. Our Maths learning will continue with multiplication written methods as Year 3 multiply 2-digit by 1-digit and Year 4 move into 3-digit x 1-digit.

 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 24th February

High frequency words

hour

bare

our

knight

see

night

sea

here

bear

hear

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 24th February

Prefix ‘re-‘

Redo

Retry

Refresh

Repay

Return

Rearrange

Reappear

Replay

Redecorate

Reuse

 

 

Week beg 24th January 2022

English: We are starting our two week unit of instructional writing. We will be using imperative (bossy verbs) to make effective instructions. 

Topic: This week our topic will have a D&T focus. We will be making our own Trojan horse. 

Maths: We are continuing our multiplication unit by looking at related calculations, comparing multiplication sentences (Year 3s only) and multiplying 3 numbers (Year 4s only). 

 

Spellings: 

incorrect

invasion

immortal

formation

impossible

trojan

irregular

decoy

irresponsible

mortal

Week beginning 17th January

Life in Ancient Greece is our focus this week as we find out about food, entertainment, homes, beliefs and school. We'll be continuing our work on mythology as we retell Pandora's Box. Our Maths learning continues to focus on our x table knowledge.

 

Main group spellings:

1. submarine

2. submerge

3. superman

4. superstar

5.supermarket

6. kantharos

7. hydria

8.  diety

9. warrior

10. conquer

 

High frequency words:

1. door

2. floor

3. poor

4. last

5. fast

6. past

7. clothes

8. busy

9.path

10. bath

 

 

Week beg 10th January 2022

English: This week, we start our 2 week narrative unit to write our very own Myth. We will be inspired by the myth 'Pandora's box'and will be retelling this story. 

 

Maths: We are continuing exploring multiplication. Year 3s will be learning their 4 and 8 times table, Year 4s will be learning  and applying their 3,6 and 7 times tables. MAKE SURE THAT YOU GO ON TT ROCKSTARS TOO! 

 

Topic: Out topic will be history and art based. In History, we will be learning about the Greek Gods and Goddesses. We will continuing looking at mythology in art, where we will be designing our very own Greek vase that shows a story. 

 

Main group spellings:

1. interact

2. international

3. interrelated

4. antisocial

5. antiseptic

6. invasion

7. formation

8. trojan

9. decoy

10. hoplite

 

High frequency words:

1. hike

2. bike

3.trike

4. like

5. kite

6. cake

7. make

8. bake

9. fake

10. take

 

Week beginning 4th January 2022!

Welcome back everybody! We kick start our new topic this week with an exciting Engage Day! We will be planning a holiday to modern Athens - where will you choose to visit? What hotel will you stay in? We will be using our research skills to decide and present these to the class! In Maths, we begin our journey in multiplication. In Geography, we will be comparing features of Ancient Greece to modern England. What differences and similarities might you find? In our English, we will focus on an exciting holiday brochure to show off all our fantastic knowledge of Greece!

 

Main group spellings:

1. incorrect

2. immortal

3. impossible

4. irregular

5.  irresponsible

6. jury

7. mortal

8. temple

9. trial

10. lifestyle

 

High frequency words:

1. want

2. watch

3. wand

4. word

5.work

6. worm

7. worth

8. class

9. pass

10. grass

TREMORS

Week beginning 13th December!

 It's Christmas week!! This week, we will be performing our exciting Christmas play, 'Superstars'! We will spend Monday doing our dress rehearsal. We will be doing lots of crafts this week, including Christmas cards and calendars. We have our Christmas fair on Wednesday which will be for half an hour after school. On Thursday, we will have our Christmas party. We have our last 'Big Spell' test this week which is 15 spellings from this term. 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 16th December

BIG SPELL – 15 words from this term

Bravely

Information

Weakly

Population

Volcano

The girl’s

Eruption

 Pompeii

Can’t

Igneous

Couldn’t

magma

Vesuvius

Crust

Mantle

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 16th December

BIG SPELL – 15 high frequency words from this term

With

Little

look

Children

They

Some

went

Your

Were

Asked

Said

House

When

About

One

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 6th December 

This week, we will be having a Christmas themed writing focus! In Maths, both year groups will have a Christmas themed focus also - Year 4 will look at Negative numbers and Year 3 will look at measurement. Our last topic lesson will be this week, it is all about fossils! We will be spending a lot of time this week rehearsing our Christmas play so please make sure children are practising their lines and songs! 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 9th December

Homophones

Berry

Fare

Bury

Erosion

Break

Destructive

Brake

Obliterate

Fair

Hazard

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 9th December

High frequency words

Very

Could

Make

About

Put

House

Called

time

old

day

 

 

Week beginning 29th November

This week, we will be continuing our exciting learning about Rocks. We will be looking at soil and different types of rocks. In Maths, we will be concluding our work on subtraction. Year 3 will look at 3 by 3 digit with exchanges and Year 4 will look at 4 by 4 digit with more than one exchange. In English, we will be writing a story inspired by our class book, Firework Maker's Daughter by Phillip Pullman. We are now practising for our Christmas production. Fitness takes place on Thursday afternoons with Tom. Over the next few weeks, we will be creating our very own baubles in our art sessions. 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 2nd December

Suffix -ation

Information

Igneous

Sensation

Sedimentary

Population

Compression

Determination

Metamorphic

vibration

Fossil

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 2nd December

High frequency words

Some

Made

Come

Your

There

Came

What

Saw

looked

asked

 

 

Week beginning 22nd November

This week, we will be looking closely at Mount Vesuvius and why it is so famous and iconic. This will be the inspiration for our writing as we will be creating a Newspaper article that reports on the destruction of Pompeii. In Maths, we will continue with our journey in subtraction. Year 4's will be moving onto 4 digit by 4 digit whereas Year 3 continue with 3 digit by 3 digit with exchanging. In art, we will complete our firework scratch art masterpieces! PE is still on Wednesday's and Thursday's however we will soon be using some of this time for Christmas rehearsals. On Friday, it is our whole school Healthy Day! We will be looking at how to look after ourselves and our teeth. 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 25th November

Possessive apostrophe

The girl’s

Vesuvius

The man’s

Disaster

The children’s

Pompeii

The teacher’s

Mount

Robert’s

Italy

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 25th November

High frequency words

Children

when

Little

One

Just

Like

Help

Out

said

were

 

 

 

Week beginning 15th November

This week, we will be learning all about the iconic Mt. Vesuvius! We will be focusing on our Computing skills and learning about the search engine, Google. This will allow us to conduct our own independent research! In English, we will be writing our very own thrilling stories, where will be sneaking off to watch a Firework display! In Maths, both Year 3 and Year 4 continue with subtraction. Year 4 will recap 3 digit by 3 digit with 1 exchange where as Year 3 will look at subtracting from the tens OR ones using an exchange. PE continues to be Wednesday's and Thursday's with Gymnastics and Fitness with Tom. Tuesday is 'Odd Socks Day' and Friday is 'Children in Need' day which will be non-uniform. It is anti-bullying week this week so this will be a focus in PSHE. 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 18th November

Contractions

Can’t

Earth

Didn’t

Inner core

Hasn’t

Outer core

Couldn’t

Mantle

It’s

Crust

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 18th November

High frequency words

Too

From

Was

Went

All

Are

Look

They

You

Her

Week beginning 8th November

This week, we are learning all about the structure of the planet. We delve deep underground and look at the layers of the earth. In Maths, we start our exciting journey with subtraction. Year 3's will begin with taking Ones away whereas Year 4 will be recapping 3 digit take away 3 digit and moving to 4 digit take 4 digit without exchanging. We will be using column subtraction. In English, we will be writing an exciting story! We will be writing as a volcano. PE will be on Wednesday and Thursday, we will be focusing on Gymnastics and Fitness. 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 11th November

The suffix -ly

Badly

Lava

Bravely

Magma

Kindly

Volcano

Weakly

Eruption

Sadly

Volcanologist

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 11th November

High frequency words

Will

Down

That

Them

Then

For

Now

With

she

This

Week beginning 1st November

Welcome back everybody! This week we delve straight into our very exciting topic, Tremors. We will be exploring earthquakes on our Engage Day and using our DT skills to create a building that can hopefully withstand one. In English, we will be looking at the importance of Bonfire Night and writing a non-fiction information text. In Maths, we will have a week on problem solving using our formal method of addition that we looked at before we broke up. Don't forget, we have PE on Wednesday's and Thursday's this term. This week is our last week of Ballet for Year 3's! On Thursday, we will be having a spelling test from the spellings sent home. 

1. Their

2. There

3. They're

4. your

5. You're

6. volcano

7. erupt

8. earthquake

9. tremor

10. eruption

TRIBAL TALES 

Week beginning 4th October

This week, we move away from the Bronze Age and begin to look at the final part of the period, the Iron Age. In English, we are continuing with our whole class narratives and write our action scenes and endings. In Maths, we begin our journey with addition and learning our formal method, column method. In Art, we will be creating our very own beakers out of clay! PE still continues on Wednesday and Friday, with ballet and football. We will also be performing in the Harvest Festival on Friday which we are very excited about! 

Our spellings this week: 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 7th October

The suffix -ness

Kindness

Loom

Illness

Hillforts

Darkness

Settlement

Greatness

Sword

happiness

Shield

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 7th October

High frequency words

House

Said

Into

People

Little

One

Look

Some

Made

Make

 

Week beginning 27th September

This week, we continue with our exploration of the Bronze Age! We look closely at what Bronze Age life was like and how this was different from the Stone Age. We have a strong focus on Science this week too as we look at plants and how water transports through them. In English, we are starting our 2 week narrative block where we will be writing an exciting story based on 'Early Man'. In Maths, Year 3 will be focusing on placing numbers on a number line and counting in 50's whereas Year 4 will focus on rounding. We will also be continuing with our project in Art as we design our Stone Age inspired pottery. 

Spellings to be tested Thurs 30th  Sep 

Adding the suffix -ment and topic words 

argument 

beaker  

merriment  

tunic 

payment 

arrowhead 

enjoyment 

mammoth 

treatment  

hunting 

 

Spellings to be tested Thurs 30th  Sep 

High Frequency Words 

come 

my 

some 

ask 

they 

pull 

was 

full 

by 

here 

Week beginning 20th September

We now leaving behind the Stone Age and say hello to the Bronze Age! This week, we watch the film 'Early Man' as our inspiration for writing this week as our Big Write is an exciting film review. In Maths, Year 3 and Year 4 will look at comparing objects and numbers. Year 3 start their ballet programme this week, keep updated for Newsletters! On Monday, we will be getting a little messy as we will be using clay to create our own pots and beakers just like they did in the Bronze Age. In Science, we will be focusing on how crops are grown and how tribes thrived due to the increase in farming during this period. 

Week beginning 13th September

We start the week with a fantastic trip to Creswell Crags! We will be exploring caves and finding evidence from thousands of years ago. This will be our inspiration for our writing this week as we will recount our lovely day. In Maths, we continue with our Place Value journey and look at our number bonds to 100. As we come to the end of the Stone Age period, we will look at monuments and Stone Age life. 

Spellings to be tested on Thursday 16th:

Spellings to be tested Thurs 16th Sep

Adding the suffix -ed and topic words

jumped

Creswell

folded

hyena

climbed

gorge

cried

hunter

tried

museum

Week beginning 6th September

 

WELCOME TO THE STONE AGE! This week, we kick start our topic with an exciting Engage Day. Grab your tools as we become archaeologists and excavate the area to find Stone Age tools...In addition, we will even get to meet a real life Cave woman! Our English focus this week is all about the ruins of Skara Brae, a real Stone Age village. We look closely at Neanderthals and how the period saw the change from hunter-gatherers to Neolithic farmers. Don't forget our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. 

Spellings to be tested Thurs 9th Sep

Adding the suffix -ing.

sticking

stone

hurting

bronze

turning

iron

jumping

cave

lifting

bone

 

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