Bemerton St John CofE Primary School

Kingfishers 

Welcome to Kingfishers 2023-2024.

Miss Reeves, Mrs Bates ( Wednesday afternoons)

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Smith, Mrs Musselwhite and Mrs Charles. 

 General Information

Weekly Timetable Term 6

Curriculum overview

PE:

We have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Please come to school dressed in the appropriate PE kit on these days.

Homework:

Homework is set each week on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. This is set on the homework tab on the website.
It should be completed neatly in your homework book in a pencil.

Reading:

  • All children are expected to read 5 times per week minimum.
  • Reading books and reading record books should be in school EVERYDAY in your child's book bag. The number of reads recorded in the record book will be counted on a Monday.
  • An adult signature and an optional comment should be recorded after each read. 
  • 5 reads signed by an adult each time will earn you a raffle ticket each week! The raffle tickets go into a box and at the end of term one lucky winner will be drawn out who will then go on the bookshop visit to buy a book for their class.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about your child's reading or would like some help with how best to support their reading, please speak to the class teacher in the first instance.

Maths:

Times Table Rockstars login details are in your homework diaries.

Spellings:

Below are the statutory spelling lists for Year 3/4. It is very important that you practise these often!

Year 3/4 spellings

Term 1

Kingfishers have been working extremely hard throughout term 1 and should feel proud of their achievements and learning.

Our writing has been inspired by the book ‘The Stone Age boy’. The class have used this book to help them retell the story and innovate and create their own stone age stores.

In Maths we have been learning about place value as well as addition and subtraction of 3 digit numbers using the column method.

We have been learning all about rocks, fossils and soil in Science. The class even made their own fossils to take home.

In RE we have been learning all about Hinduism and how they celebrate Diwali. We even made some Rangoli sand decorations.

All the class participated in European Languages Day and we celebrated all things Polish! We were lucky to have two visitors in to tell us all about Poland and even teach us a little bit of the language.

We have also enjoyed our class books, The Hodgeheg and The Pebble in My Pocket by Meredith Hooper.

Term 2 

Kingfishers have been working extremely hard throughout term 2 and should feel proud of their achievements and learning.

Our writing has been inspired by the book How to wash a woolly Mammoth. The class have used this book to help them write fantastic instructions.

In Maths we have been learning are 3s, 4s and 8 times-tables.

We have been learning all about forces and magnets and have completed so fun scientific investigations.

In RE we have been learning all about the Trinity.

We have also enjoyed our class books The Abominables by Eva Ibotson.

Term 3 

We have had a fantastic term 3. We have used the book Leon and the place between to help us write some super persuasive adverts and letters. In Maths we have learnt about multiplication, division, measurement and finding the perimeter.

In Art we have made some clay pots based on the bronze age beaker pots. In Science we have be learning all about light. We have investigated how shadows are formed and how they change.

Kingfishers also loved our class book the Secret Seven by Enid Blyton. 

Term 4 

Term 5 

Term 6 

We look forward to welcoming back Kingfishers for the last term of Year 3 - where has the time gone?!

There is lots going on this term, including a whole school trip, the transition afternoon and Sports Day.