Year 3/4 Kites 2023 - 2024
Year 4 Kites
Welcome to Year 3 and 4 Kite's Class Page
Welcome back everyone to the start of a new term. We have an exciting autumn term ahead of us in Kites with some terrific topics, brillant books plus much, much more.
Please follow our school twitter page @AbingdonPrimary to see updates of exciting things going on in our class. This is where you will find photos and videos of the lovely things your children are doing at school!
Class teacher : Mr Amesbury
Teaching Assistants: Miss Dulson
Important Notes for parents
This term we will be having PE on a Tuesday and a Wednesday this half term. Please can the children come to school in their kit in on those days. PE kit is white t-shirt and black shorts/leggings/tracksuit bottoms.
At Abingdon we follow a creative curriculum. This is split into 2 cycles. Cycle A and Cycle B. Due to 3/4 Kites being a mixed age class coverage of the entire year 3 and 4 curriculum is met over a 2 year period through completion of the 2 cycles.
Below is an overview of the coverage in Cycle A
Below is an overview of the coverage in Cycle B
Currently we are following Cycle A.
Eureka - The Ancient Greeks
This is a historical study of the early civilisation of Ancient Greece which focuses on Life in Ancient Greece and their influence on the western world including the Olympics. Our study also looks at the geography of both Ancient and modern Greece examining the country's location as well as key physical features such as coastline, oceans, mountains and rivers as well as human features including the location of major cities.
Globetrotters - The Romans
In this study, we will explore the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, look at their incredible inventions, how they traded and the impact the Romans made on British society.
Tomb Raiders - The Ancient Egyptians
In this study of Ancient Egypt and the Egyptians we will learn about famous pharaohs such as Tutankhamun and Cleopatra as well as exploring life in Ancient Egypt including mummification, their beliefs of the afterlife and Egyptian gods they worshipped.
The children are expected to learn their times tables. We will help them do this in school but they are also expected to practise at home. They can use Times Table Rock Stars at home and in school to help them. Times tables are especially important for children as they move into Year 4 as they will be completing the Multiplication Tables Check in June after half term.
Year 3/4 Statutory Spellings
Below is a list of all spellings that all year 3/4 children should know how to read and write during Year 3 and by the end of year 4. Please practice these where possible. All will be sent throughout the year as weekly spelling practice and repeated to store them to memory.
Especially good at explaining concepts of all curriculum for all ages.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Creative computer programming
Especially good improving timestables.
Learn languages with out school wide provider.
Free science lessons
Hour of code
Especially good computing for all ages
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
Educational online games
Especially good improving number related learning from a basic level.
We have many ways to reward the children in Kites:-
- Recognition Board
- Postcards home
- Hot chocolate with the Headteacher
- Certificates in assembly
- Earning Dojo points for a class reward such as extra playtime, mindful colouring, free choice, games.
If you want to contact me, you can do so via Class Dojo or email
We use Class Dojos to engage parents by sharing photos and videos of exciting moments in the classroom. Please sign up to class dojo if you haven’t yet as it is a really effective way for teachers and parents to communicate.
Important dates to remember:
Children return Wednesday 6th September
Half Term Monday 23rd October to Friday 29th October
Finish for Christmas Break Friday 22nd December
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