Primary 4/3

Class Teacher: Mrs Gooding/Mrs Kellett

We can’t believe we are in term 4 already!!! Our science this term will be all about minibeasts. There will be opportunities for personal research and we hope to do lots of writing and maths work around our minibeasts topics.  In literacy we will be learning about similes and using them to create minibeast poems. We are loving our class reading area and we are keen to read at any given opportunity! In maths we will be learning about tiling and symmetry, volume and weight whilst continuing to revise the four number process, our number bonds and times tables. 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.
    On a Thursday night, pupils should revise words for their test on a Friday.
  • There will be a weekly maths task given by Mrs Gooding which will be given out on a Friday and due in by Thursday and a weekly maths task given by Mrs Kellett on a Tuesday that will be due in by the following Monday.
  • Every week some children 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.
  • Some children have an Accelerated Reading book to read whilst others will have a banded book to read at home along with their library book; this will be changed on a Thursday.
  • Children are encouraged to practice their number bonds and multiplication tables. Hit the Button is a great resource for this.
  • 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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