Year 3/4M 2018 - 2019

Mrs McNally



Welcome to 3/4M!




        Mrs McNally  Mrs Holliday     Miss Andrew        Mrs Rooney

                      3/4M Class Teachers                   HLTA            Teaching Assistant


Welcome to Year 3/4

'Achieve Excellence!' 


Autumn 2018


Our topic for the autumn term is 'Ancient Egypt'. During this topic, the children will travel back in time and discover some of the achievements of this early civilization. They will develop their knowledge of World History; investigate ancient artefacts; explore Ancient Egyptian daily life; research: Egyptian Gods, pharaohs, pyramids, hieroglyphs and become familiar with the mummification process.


In Years 3 and 4, we will be focusing on the following things:

  •  Developing our comprehension skills - working on word meaning, retrieval and inference questions. We will be improving our vocabulary and understanding, as well as answering questions by using clues in the text.

  • Becoming familiar with features of myths, legends, Haikus and non-fiction texts.

  • Continuing to develop our love of reading.  3/4M LOVE reading! 

  • Being introduced to and inspired by different authors – Our author of the month for September- Roald Dahl (The Twits), October - Jeremy Strong (Let's do the Pharaoh), November -Frank Cottrell Boyce (Desirable), and December - Terry Jones (Fairy Tales).

  • Writing setting and character descriptions, recounts, sequels inspired by books we have read, playscripts, performing, writing and reciting poetry (Haikus), writing and following instructions and creating non-chronological reports about Ancient Egypt. 

  • Improving our knowledge of SPaG. We will focus on extending the range of sentences with one or more clause using a wider range of conjunctions, choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately, and expressing time, place and cause using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions.


  • In Maths we will be looking at the 4 mathematical operations and mathematical reasoning. We will be focussing on developing our fluency, problem-solving and reasoning using APE. (Answer it, Prove it, Explain it!) We will also be working on place value, money, fractions and position and direction.

    It would be really helpful if you could: 

  • Practise all of the times tables.
  • Let your child explain what they have done in Maths that day.


This term we will be exploring Animals including humans.

We will identify that animals, including humans need the right types of food and amount of nutrition. We will identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement. We will describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans. We will identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions.


Topic - Ancient Egypt

We will be developing our geographical skills, describing and understanding key aspects of physical and human geography. We will look at types of settlement and land use. We will use maps, atlases, globes and digital /computer mapping to locate countries.

We will travel back in time and investigate the early civilization of Ancient Egypt and research Egyptian daily life. In DT, we will design and make bread inspired by our Ancient Egyptian research. In Art, we will look at sculpture and create death masks. 

In RE, we will be looking at Christianity and becoming familiar with the Ten Commandments.


PE Days

We have P.E. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays  so please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school, (t-shirt, shorts and pumps) all earrings must be removed or covered up. If your child needs a new PE kit, they are available to buy at the school office. 


Your child will receive spellings and Maths homework every Friday.

Maths homework needs to be returned on the following Wednesday.

Spellings to be returned on Friday.

Children will have a spelling test every Friday.

We expect children to read daily for at least 15 minutes and to continue to learn their times tables.


It's going to be a busy term so let's get learning!


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William Stockton Primary School

Heathfield Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 8DH

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