Holkham


You can contact Miss Shaw by emailing her on – j.shaw@gf.kwestacademy.com

Year 3 and 4 Curriculum Information Booklet

Please click on the links below to see what we will be learning this half term

Year 3-4 (Year A – Summer 1) Yearly Overview (4)

Year 3 and 4 Homework Grid Summer 1 (1)

Miss Shaw



I have been teaching at Greyfriars for the last 8 years after teaching for twenty years in Nottingham. I am currently in a mixed year 3 and 4 class but I have had experience across early years and in years 3 and 4. I also oversee science across the school and I have enjoyed providing extra-curricular experiences in this subject with a KS1 art club. I intend for our class to be a lively learning environment where all children are valued and listened to.

Outside of school, I enjoy family time with my son, cooking and reading.  My happy place is the beach, where I enjoy walking my dog.


Well Done Holkham 14/5/21

Posted on Friday, May 14th, 2021

Well we have had another busy week in Holkham class. We continue to work through our power maths,  year three and four are both about to begin a section on time. Please practise telling the time with your children.

In literacy we have been looking at the power of three in our writing and we have described nouns using three different adjectives. The whole class worked hard on this and produced some lovely sentences, well done everyone! we all need to make sure we take this into our Hot Tasks next week.

Three children have received their handwriting licence this week for consistently writing neatly and using their joins correctly. Well Done Marius, Isabella and Ava! We are hoping that other children will follow in their footsteps.

Congratulations to Sahara and Laben for moving up a level in Lexia this week.

 

Well done to Dylan, Imogen and Farrah for completing their level in times tables this week.

In PE we have moved on to having a game with a partner and hitting the ball over a net consistently. Have a look at some of our shots.

 

In art we were making pictures of Medusa using the method of mosaics, we are finding this challenging but we persevered, here are some of our end results.

As a class we consistently behave well and this week we earned our six stars to have a pyjama day today, Well done Holkham! Unfortunately I felt to ill too join you so I hope you all enjoyed it.

There is homework on education city for this week, Please have a go at it!

Have a great weekend

Miss Shaw.

Holkam’s week

Posted on Friday, May 7th, 2021

We have had another busy week in Holkham class. This week we have been concentrating on settings and we have been writing descriptive paragraphs on them. We have also been learning about subordinate clauses and main clauses.

Here are a couple of our descriptions of settings.

 

In math’s year three are still working on fractions, this week we have been adding and subtracting fractions why not have a look at this short u-tube video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5juto2ze8Lg

In PE this week we put the skills we have been learning previously to get the ball over the net. We used forehand, backhand, lobs and drop shots to get the ball over the net. we had three levels to try and achieve.

Level 1 was to get the ball over the net.

Level 2 was to achieve this consistently and level three was to hit a target when doing this. Here are some photo’s most of us achieved level 1 and 2 while some of us also managed to hit a target. We all worked together well and enjoyed our lesson.

In art we started to make mosaics of Medusa. why not have another look at the story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWdy2EGjJ9E

At the end of last week we made Thaumatropes here are some pictures of what we made when you spin the stick in your hand it looks like the bird is in its cage.

Well done to Dexter, Ethan and Grace who have moved up a level in Lexia.

Have a great weekend Holkham and try to complete a homework task to show me next week.

Miss Shaw

 

Holkham Busy Bees

Posted on Friday, April 30th, 2021

Well we have had another busy week in Holkham, we have started our focussed text in English and the children have been busy putting actions to the story. We had a great lesson where we hot seated the main character asking her lots of questions. The children took turns to be Jenny to deepen their understanding of the portal story.

Why not answer your children about the story!

We continue our hard work in Maths and we are gaining a greater understanding of fractions and decimals.

In PE we continue to develop our tennis skills.

In art we painted Ancient Greek pots and looked at the different illustrations that were painted on them.

Jack and Dexter painted a Greek soldier.

Nicole painted Athena and Devon and Dylan painted a Greek Olympic runners.

In science we looked at how light travels in straight lines and we reflected the light around the classroom it was great fun! we then tried to mirror write we found this really difficult!!

 

Well done to those children who have accessed education city please have a look and log in over the next few days.

Don’t forget to have a look at the homework grid and choose an activity to complete. I look forward to seeing your achievements. Remember Education City is still available until Monday.

Have a great weekend.

Miss Shaw

 

Holkham Successes

Posted on Friday, April 23rd, 2021

Well done Holkham on another week of hard work.

This week we have worked really hard in English writing  our newspaper hot tasks about Billy Monger and writing a cold task for our portal stories. I am going to have a busy weekend marking them all but I am looking forward to reading all your hard work! If you want to find out more about Billy Monger why not watch these clips, he is a real inspiration to keep working hard at what you want to achieve.

https://www.comicrelief.com/rednoseday/challenges/billy/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06qx4gt/driven-the-billy-monger-story

In numeracy we continue to look at fractions in year 3 and we have been working really hard to understand how to find a fraction of a number. Year 4 are still working hard on decimals.

 

In science we carried out experiments to find out the best reflective materials and we had a go at designing our own book bags. There were some really good designs that used retro reflective materials.

 

We continue to find out lots of facts about ancient Greek life in topic.

In computing we know how to make flip books and design a picture board as a start to our work on animations.

 

In PE this week we developed our tennis skills and had lots of fun.

 

We showed our artistic abilities this week by drawing Greek vases, one that showed Athena and one that showed a naked athlete. Some of us were proud of our work while others were harsh critics of their own work. Why not have a look at some of our efforts?

 

Ask us about the Spanish we have been learning in class, we are learning to have conversations with each other.

Well done to all those children who accessed Education city this week I would like to see a few more having a go next week!!

Have a great weekend and I will see you all on Monday.

Miss Shaw

Our week in Holkham

Posted on Friday, April 16th, 2021

Welcome Back Class 4! | St Mary's C.E. Primary School

 

Welcome back to the Summer term in Holkham class. We have lots of new things to cover this term. We all had a good day on Tuesday and began looking at newspaper reports, it would be great if you could have a look at some newspapers over the next week.

We also made a start on our new topic in science which this term is Light.

In numeracy we are continuing to look at Fractions in year 3 and      in year 4.

On Wednesday we had our topic launch and we found out information about the Ancient Greeks. We looked at pictures of the Parthenon and we constructed our own Parthenon in groups. Have a look at our pictures.

We made laurel wreaths that Greek Gods wore , they were also given to the winners of Olympic races.

 

We also tried some Greek foods which had mixed reactions, Mrs Lewis enjoyed them so much she went home and brought olives and feta cheese.

 

We also looked at how to write our names using the Greek alphabet and looked at a timeline and where the Ancient Greek era fitted on to it.

In PE this term we are looking at tennis and there will be pictures to follow in the following weeks.

Thank You Holkham for coming back with such a positive learning attitude, I am looking forward to seeing all your hard work in the following weeks. It’s great to be back with you all!

Remember to check this terms homework at the top of our webpage and to log on to education city for your home tasks. Well done to Oscar for this piece of homework from last term.

Miss Shaw

 

Term Ends For Holkham

Posted on Friday, March 26th, 2021

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I would like to wish everyone in Holkham a very Happy Easter. Thank you to everyone who has attempted the activities on Education City this week. I have extended the date in case anyone wishes to access them over the holidays.

I hope you all had a great day yesterday, on Pyjama Day, to celebrate world book day earlier this Month.

I look forward to seeing you all in April. Have a great holiday and stay safe.                                        See the source image

Miss Shaw

 

 

Back Together

Posted on Friday, March 12th, 2021

Hello Holkham,

I hope you have all settled back into class and are enjoying being back with all your friends. I know you have all been busy this week continuing with your story Lazy Joe and working hard on length or fractions  in your Numeracy books.

I am expecting to see some really good Hot Tasks next week with you thinking hard about your character and how they change by the end of the story. Hopefully it won’t be too long before I am back in class with you all.

On Education City this week I have put some addition and subtraction refresher lessons as well as some reinforcement lessons for digestion. I am looking forward to seeing who accesses them this week.

Don’t forget the homework grid , choose an activity to complete each week and share it with your class teacher.

Keep working hard and make me proud.

Miss Shaw

 

Home Schooling this Week

Posted on Friday, March 5th, 2021

Hello Holkham,

What a great week it has been at school and at home! There was huge excitement in class when we saw all our classmates and we shared our Maths and literacy lessons together . I hope we are all ready to see each other in school next week.

It was world book day on Thursday and the teachers shared their favourite books. I have put the powerpoints below if you would like another look.

The Selfish Crocodile

https://d6vsczyu1rky0.cloudfront.net/12627/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/The-Book-Tadpoles-Promise.pdf

We have covered our literacy lessons online this week and have then gone away to carry out our learning, It was great to feel we were working together again.

Well done on working so hard on your numeracy problems it will be great to be back together as a class next week.

These children have worked hard on education city this week well done.

Marius shared some great work this week!

Ava’s great work this week.

Avas Monday tasks

Avas Tuesday tasks

Avas Wednesday tasks

Avas Thursday tasks

Avas Friday tasks and healthy food homework

We drew some lovely rainbows. After our first live lesson.

Thank you for all your hard work this week Holkham. Enjoy being back at school next week and I hope to be back with you very soon.

Miss Shaw.

Week Beginning 1st March

Posted on Monday, March 1st, 2021

Hello Holkham!  I hope you all had a good week last week. I hope you have all had a good weekend and are ready to face week two. It was great to see so much work last week and to catch up with many of you on our teams live lesson. Thank you.

Please make sure that you work your way through the lessons and activities suggested, especially the English activities. Don’t hesitate to email and let me know if you need anything to support your learning. You should all have you maths books now either electronically or a hard copy to work through. I look forward to seeing your completed work. As always, I can be contacted via the school office or on my email – J.Shaw@gf.kwestacademy.com.

New activities on Education City can be found at https://go.educationcity.com/

This week there are some science activities on, along with some maths and literacy activities.

Keep an eye on your emails for invites to the live lessons.

Remember to log on to Tackling Tables and practise! Let me know how you get on – https://www.tacklingtables.co.uk/

There is a new homework grid for this half-term:  Please try and complete one activity this week. Please email me your photos so we can celebrate together.

Suggested Timetable

8.45 – 9.00 – Times table or mental maths practise.

9.00 – 10.00 – Maths

10.00 – 10.15 – Have a break and a well-earned snack!

10.15 – 10.30 – Practise this week’s spelling’s

10.30 – 11.30 – English

11.30 – 12.00 – Reading comprehension or handwriting practise.

LUNCH

Afternoons

Each day work on one of our other subjects – you could look at topic or science or explore the National Oak Academy – https://www.thenational.academy/ website where there are hundreds of lessons for you to ‘dip’ into.

Remember, your learning is your responsibility – work hard and don’t give up!

 

 

Monday

Maths – Please practise your timetables. In class we are continuing to look at x3, x4, x8, 6x and 7 x

There are some songs below to sing along with and learn your tables.

3x    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XzfQUXqiYY

4x    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QU_E0u-tP4

8x   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_BJjR9rdwA

6x    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7rYbk9PNuM

7x    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XT3vxohtBg

Year 3

In our maths this week, year 3 are Continuing to look at measuring length. If you would like to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please start on lesson 6 unit 8 length.

If you would like to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class, please start on lesson 6 unit 8 measuring length page 136-139

You will need to know that there are 10mm in a cm, 100cm in a metre and 1000m in a kilometre.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson from here.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-calculate-perimeters-of-2d-shapes-in-mixed-units-6crp2e

 

Year 4

You are on lesson  unit 9 Fractions

Or you can follow the lesson from here.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/fractions-recognising-equivalent-fractions-2-ccr38c

 

 

 

 

 

Spellings

                                            Year 3                                                                                          Year 4                             

Can you include these words in sentences, using your best handwriting, make sure your letter formation is correct when writing your spellings?

English

Monday – The input for this lesson should be live at 10.30 am. We will be looking at our class text Lazy Joe Model Text and will be having a go at filling in the boxing up grid together. It will be helpful if you are able to print this before the lesson: Boxing up children’s; otherwise, make sure you have some paper, as well as a pencil.

 

Guided reading –The Demon Dentist by David Walliams

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-the-text-6mu32d

Tuesday

Maths – Please practise your timetables. In class we are looking at x3, x4, x8, x6, x7.

Look at the links for Monday to help you with this.

Our daily work is continuing with measuring length in year 3 and Fractions in year 4.

Log on to active learn to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class or continue working in your book, please email me for your child’s login details if you haven’t yet managed to log on and you wish to work online otherwise call into school for your book

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here.

Year 3

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/measuring-and-comparing-length-in-mixed-units-cm-and-mm-64r64c

Year 4

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/fractions-adding-fractions-with-the-same-denominator-c9k3jc

 

Spelling – use the look, cover, write, check method to practice your spellings.

Year 3 

Scent, sent, vain, vein, rode, road, steal, steel, waist, waste.

Year 4

Centre, century, certain, recent, experience, sentence, notice, celebrate, ceremony, certificate.

Dictionary Detective – use a dictionary to look up the definition of your words and record them.

English

Tuesday – The input for this lesson should be live at 10.30 am. We will be using our class text Lazy Joe Model Text and will be having a go at writing our own first paragraphs.

Before the lesson, you may want to have a look at this clip on how to develop a character description: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb3cvwx  

Scroll down and listen to an extract being read from Matilda by Roald Dahl.

Listen carefully to the conversation between Matilda and Miss Trunchbull and think about what each character is like. Before or after our live lesson, you could have a go at activity 2.

 

uided reading –The Demon Dentist by David Walliams

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-the-text-part-1-ccrp2d

 

Wednesday

Maths – Please practise your timetables. In class we are looking at x3, x4, x8, x6, x7.

Look at the links for Monday to help you with this.

Our daily work is continuing with measuring length or Fractions

Log on to active learn to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class or continue working in your book, please email me for your child’s login details if you haven’t yet managed to log on and you wish to work online otherwise call into school for your book.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here.

Year 3

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/calculating-the-perimeters-of-shapes-in-m-and-cm-6ngkjt

Year 4

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/fractions-subtracting-fractions-with-the-same-denominator-c9jker

Spelling

Year 3

Scent, sent, vain, vein, rode, road, steal, steel, waist, waste.

Year 4

Centre, century, certain, recent, experience, sentence, notice, celebrate, ceremony, certificate.

Write a silly sentence for each of your words.

English

The input for this lesson should be live at 10.30 am. We will be using our class text Lazy Joe Model Text. On Tuesday, we were writing our first paragraphs, and today we will continue with sharing ideas and writing the next part of the story. We will think of some jobs that our character may do and how s/he could be paid. A focus for this lesson will be speech punctuation. Before we start the lesson, you may want to remind yourself of the rules and then you will be able to share them with the other children. Look at these clips to help: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvftsbk and  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/ztcp97h

Guided reading – The Demon Dentist by David Walliams

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-characters-cmu3gd

Thursday –

Today is world book day why not log on to this BBC lesson

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/world-book-day-live-lesson/zdcdf4j

Why not follow this interactive lesson on Roald Dahl

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/roald-dahl-day-lesson/zj8n2sg/

Can you design your own bookmark? Write a review on your favourite book. Think about these Questions.

Who was the main character? What was the plot of the story? Where was the story set? Why did you enjoy it? What could have been done better? Would you recommend it to your best friend?

Can you draw me an illustration of the front cover to go alongside your review?

Maths – Please practise your timetables. In class we are looking at x3, x4, x8, x6, x7.

Look at the links for Monday to help you with this.

Our daily work is continuing with measuring length in year 3 and Fractions in year 4.

Log on to active learn to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class or continue working in your book, please email me for your child’s login details if you haven’t yet managed to log on and you wish to work online otherwise call into school for your book

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here:

Year 3

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/applying-problem-solving-strategies-to-length-70u6ac

Year 4

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/fractions-revising-fractions-6wtkac

Spelling

Year 3

Scent, sent, vain, vein, rode, road, steal, steel, waist, waste.

Year 4

Centre, century, certain, recent, experience, sentence, notice, celebrate, ceremony, certificate.

Alphabetical order – write your spellings in alphabetical order from A-Z, then from Z-A.

English

Thursday – As it is World Book day, we thought it would be nice to share some stories together. Join us live at 10.30am. It would be nice if a few of you could share about your favourite story too.

Some other activities that you may want to do at home:

Log on to this BBC lesson about World Book day:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/world-book-day-live-lesson/zdcdf4j

 

 Guided reading – The Demon Dentist By David Walliams

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-the-text-part-2-75j3je

Friday- 

Maths – Please practise your timetables. In class we are looking atx3, x4, x8, x6, x7.

Look at the links for Monday to help you with this.

Our daily work is continuing with measurement in year 3 and Fractions in year 4.

Log on to active learn to follow the lesson from the Power Maths book that we use in class or continue working in your book, please email me for your child’s login details if you haven’t yet managed to log on and you wish to work online otherwise call into school for your book.

Otherwise, you can follow the lesson here:

Year 3

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/length-and-perimeter-application-lesson-6mtkcc

Year 4

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/divide-and-describe-the-same-whole-when-divided-into-differing-numbers-of-equal-parts-c9k36e

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recognising-fractions-as-different-representations-64w3ed

 

Spelling –

Year 3

Scent, sent, vain, vein, rode, road, steal, steel, waist, waste.

Year 4

Centre, century, certain, recent, experience, sentence, notice, celebrate, ceremony, certificate.

Word Art – Practise doodling your spellings using different kinds of writing, for example, bubble writing, joined up and print.

Now ask an adult to test you on this week’s spellings and practice any you got wrong.

English

The input for this lesson should be live at 10.30 am. We will be using our class text Lazy Joe Model Text. On Wednesday, we were thinking about speech and today we will continue with sharing ideas and writing the next part of the story. A focus for this lesson will be on fronted adverbials.  Before we start the lesson, you may want to remind yourself what these are and think of some examples. Watch these clips:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zp937p3 and https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/verbs-adverbs-and-fronted-adverbials-in-sports-journalism/zkpqxyc (first 4 minutes)

 

Guided reading – The Demon Dentist by David Walliams

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-the-authors-use-of-language-6mupar

Science – 

What is an allergy? Discuss what may happen to a child if they have an allergy. 

Watch the clip on allergies. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnxzZXjbddk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z27kng8/articles/z9wk7p3

 

 

 What happens if we eat food that is poisonous or going bad.  watch this clip that explains what happens when you are sick . The stomach pushes the bad food out as quickly as it can so that the body is not harmed by the food or poison. 

Discuss with the children that our bodies can be harmed if we don’t eat enough of some foods. E.g. scurvy = lack of vitamin C rickets = lack of vitamin D, lack of iron = anaemia, night blindness =lack of vitamin A.  

Can you find out where these vitamins can be found? What foods should we eat to get enough of these vitamins?

vitamin a, b, c, d and iron?

 Topic

Can the children recall when the dinosaurs roamed the earth? What was this period called? Can the children recall the 3 different time periods? 

Watch these links and then write a factual report about dinosaurs and when they lived on the earth.

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/scienceforkids/dinosaurs/dinosaurs.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3gXWDYpLAE&feature=emb_rel_end

Can you produce a glossary of unknown words that you have come across while investigating dinosaurs.

Glossary

 

Computing –

This week, we will be continuing using Scratch. Last week, you should have had a good experiment with using movement actions on your Sprite(s).

For this week, I would like you to watch this video clip on using sounds in Scratch. Watch the video below to help you:

https://pinnguaq.com/learn/scratch-basics-episode-2

Using this knowledge, can you add different sounds to your Sprite? As a challenge, you could include more than one Sprite in your creation making different sounds! Send me in some videos of your creations!

 

Music

Follow this Big Sing lesson, in preparation for a performance later in the year.

The next song is ‘Let Love Shine’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpQ-V_UyJPU&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2uB2q6hQrwzNKh-hgubgSqZtl9LoL7Id6RocJyKNhgSnJxbqo27t_am34

“The content of the videos is subject to copyright owned by The BIG Sing and as such may not be copied or shared with any other establishment without the express written permission of The BIG Sing.”

 

R.E.-

We are looking at ‘Why Pesach (Passover) is important to Jewish people.’ Begin by watching the clip: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znwhfg8/articles/zn22382

Then complete an activity to retell the story of Pesach. Be as creative as you like. Some ideas are here:  

Don’t forget to email your teacher.

 

D.T.

Your task is to  design a healthy sandwich. Think about last weeks lesson and think about the different breads you could use.  When you have designed your sandwich, you need to consider the fillings you will need and write a shopping list as you will need to get the ingredients together ready to make the sandwich next week. What ingredients will you need?  You will also need to think about how it will be packaged as the following weeks you will need to design and make the packaging for your sandwich.

Complete the designing a sandwich sheet below.

Designing a sandwich

 

P.E-

Make sure you get some fresh air! Why not go for a long walk or go on a short walk daily and time yourself each day can you get quicker on the walk? If you don’t want to walk, why not ride your bike or scooter, or have a go at these activities:

Just Dance – Search this on YouTube – you will find lots of videos your child could dance to

Cosmic Yoga – https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Joe Wicks – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Or have a go at these activities:

Home PE The Blue Dice

Home PE Race across the River

Home PE Noughts and Crosses

 

Keep working hard and I look forward to seeing any work you complete as then I can put it into your home learning folder.

Miss Shaw

 

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