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St John's Church of England Primary School

Love of GodLove of NeighbourLove of Oneself

Year 3/4 


Autumn Term 2020

Welcome back to the new term.  Although things are a little bit different we are settling into our new teams and routines already.  We have been thinking a lot about our mission statement and what it means to be a St Johnner!  To keep our minds and body healthy we are now including the daily mile in our routine, hopefully we'll all be able to run a mile without stopping by the end of the year.

Times tables are a real focus across the year and we have already made a start working on them, Times Tables rock stars is a great tool to use at home to support your child with this.  We will be continuing to work on number and place value including problem solving with addition and subtraction.

Your child will be bringing home spellings to help them learn spelling rules and patterns. they also have access to Spellzone at home to support them on their spelling journey.  In literacy we will be working on our performance skills by studying performance poets like Michael Rosen, Alan Alhberg and Simon Mole.   We will use what we have learnt to write and perform our own poems.  We will also be working on writing a diary entry linked to our history topic.  We will be developing our editing skills using our knowledge of sentence construction and grammar to improve our writing.

Our science topic this term is, Teeth and Eating where we will be learning about the functions of teeth, how to keep them healthy and what happens to our food once we have eaten it, leading to a good understanding the digestive system and the importance of a healthy diet.

As part of healthy lifestyle week we will be learning about what keeps us healthy with a lot of work on diet and exercise.  Alongside this we will be thinking about mindfulness and finding ways to relax and re charge to help our mental wellbeing.

We will be exploring our local area and how it has changed over the years starting with St John's school, so be prepared to be asked lots of questions about what Dukinfield was like when you were growing up.

In Religious Education we will be exploring stories of Jesus encourage his disciples to live as good news, including the story of The Good Samaritan.

 French this half term starting with simple greetings, colours and counting in French.

We will be becoming architects studying 3D drawing to draw houses.

PE will be on Mondays and Wednesdays this half term.  We will be working with our dance coach Nichola to plan and perform dance routines.  We will be improving our games skills with the coaches from Stockport County.


Thank you for your continued support.

The Lower Junior Team