Primary 4/3

Class Teacher:  Miss Todd / Mrs Gooding

We are excited to be back for another new term! ! Our topic this term will start with Scotland and then move into Pirates and Islands. There will be opportunities for personal research and to prepare something for a class presentation. More information about this will follow in due course.  In literacy we will be using dictionaries and learning about common and proper nouns. In maths we will be learning more about division, fractions and different aspects of measure. Keep an eye on the Barsail Blog where we will upload photographs of what we have been doing in school.


  • Spelling homework will consist of 9 spelling words which are given out on a Friday for the following week. These should be written out 3 times. These words will be made up of words that follow a spelling rule. Each child has been given an Alphabetic Code sheet which explains these rules.
  • Children should write out 3 sentences using at least one spelling word in each sentence. Children should be encouraged to up-level their sentences using wow words, connectives and good openers.
  • Children are encouraged to write more words for their spelling rule.
  • There is an active spelling strategy that the children should use to write out their spelling words. Each child has been given an Active Spelling sheet which explains in more detail what they should do for that strategy.
    On a Thursday night, pupils should revise words for their test on a Friday.
  • There will be a weekly Maths task to complete which will be given out on a Friday and due in by Thursday.
  • Every week your child will receive a new library book. This can be read with them or to them at home and should be brought into school everyday.
  • Reading books are now kept at school.
  • Children are encouraged to learn number bonds and multiplication tables.
  • Your child has a homework diary which they will also use to re-lay any important information, so make sure to check.

As your child progresses with their reading you may wish to try some of the strategies to make reading even more fun and interesting.

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