Year 3 & 4
Welcome to year 3 and 4's page!
We've had a busy start to the term and are excited to be able to share some of our learning with you.
Our Art week theme this year is 'Flower Power'. Have a look at some of the work we have produced.
We also got stuck straight in to Maths using manipulatives to help us to recap and develop our knowledge of place value.
Year 3 have started reading 'Leon and the Place Between' in English. The children have written setting descriptions to describe the circus.
Year 4 have started reading and writing their own river poems.
From next week, Years 3 and 4 will be following the same English units. The next one will be based on our text 'The Rhythm of the Rain'.
We have now started the new text and have been working together to collect vocabulary ideas for setting descriptions.
We've been using atlases to locate the continents, oceans and rivers!
We also had fun drawing and labelling rivers in the playground.
We really enjoyed our first lesson with the cricket coaches until rain stopped play!
We have been having fun exploring solids, liquids and gases.
We love our music lessons with Duncan. This half term we are learning about pentatonic scales. We have been learning to sing 'Roar' by Katy Perry as it uses this scale. We have also learnt some new songs that we have been playing on the chime bars.
We have been learning about the internet in our Computing lessons! Try this sheet to explore some of our favourite websites...
We use Language Angels for our Spanish lessons! Can you find out all of the countries that speak Spanish?
Year 4 have been learning about how to have a growth mindset and how to be healthy.
Year 3 have been discussing 'consent' and what to do when physical touching is unwanted. Have a look at the scenarios below and think about what should happen next.
Classes 3NI and 4BC visited the library today! We listened to a story, shared some poetry and chose a book to enjoy for the rest of the term.
We had a great day on our river trip to the Thames this week.
In English, we have been reading two amazing stories based on our topic of World War 2: The Lion and The Unicorn and Otto. In order to make our writing more interesting especially our sentence starters, we have focused on using fronted adverbials which go at the start of the sentence to add extra information about the verbs.
In Autumn 2, we will be focusing on all the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be practising our number bonds, using efficient strategies, mental strategies as well as new formal column methods as the numbers are getting much bigger. Year 3 and 4 have also been learning their times tables using a variety of strategies including interactive tools such as Hit the Button and Times Tables Rockstars.
BBC CHILDREN IN NEED
At Bessemer, we celebrated Children in Need 2023 by engaging in a range of fun-filled activities. As the theme was 'SPOTacular' everyone attended school wearing an item of clothing that contained spots, stripes or both. Through the day, we enjoyed a range of arts and craft activities.
In Biology, we have been learning about Living Things and Their Habitats. Animals live in a variety of habitats but they have also created and live in micro habitats due to weather and avoiding predators. In order to find these micro habitats, our pupils used a familiar habitat, the nature garden, to locate mini beasts to understand their micro habitats and the conditions.
THE BIG DRAW
As part of 'The Big Draw' year 3 and 4 took part in a unique art lesson, where we expressed ourselves through music. With a variety of resources to choose from (colouring pencils, pens, oil pastels and paint), the children listened to a song and produced a piece of artwork based on their thoughts, feelings and emotions at that moment.
LONDON AT WAR
As part of our topic, London At War, years 3 and 4 used 'Now Press Play' to rewind back in time to World War 2 Great Britain, where they played the role of a child in war time London. At first, they lived a normal life by going to the school and park. However, as soon as the war commenced, they were evacuated to the countryside, where they had to adapt to their new setting and life. The children experienced rations, escaping into a bunker and learning new chores and skills. At the end, they finally heard the announcement from Winston Churchill that Britain had won the war and engaged in some fun VE day celebrations.