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Lower Band

This term in Year 3 and 4, we will be learning all about the Awesome Egyptians! Linked with our History and art work, we will be writing newspaper reports about the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, as well as quest stories based on exploring The Pyramids. Our computing sessions will be used to create interactive presentations about a chosen topic from Egypt. As we were so blown away by Year 5 and 6's World War 2 museum, we will be sending out information about homelearning tasks to create our very own CCJ's Museum of Egyptology. This won’t be until term 5 so you will have plenty of time to create something fabulous!

Indoor PE this term will be Dance for 34LP, 4GE and 4LW, whilst 3SG and 3HS are going swimming. Outdoor Games will be all about increasing accuracy using a bat and racquet.

In music we will continue to follow the Charanga programme and will be learning about cyclic rhythms using percussion instruments including our fantastic new drums!

We will continue to develop our conversational skills in French, learning numbers and colours.

Our Religious Education this term will continue to focus on Hinduism, with some lessons about symbols at Easter. In PSHE, we will be following the Living and Growing programmes for Sex Education. Further information will be sent out later in the term about this.

Teeth and digestion will be our Science topic. We will be doing lots of fun experiments and will be evaluating scientific evidence. Linked with this in Design and Technology we will be looking at levers and moving mechanisms, with our end product being an interactive poster about teeth and eating.

In maths, both year groups will be delving deep into the world of fractions! As we now spend longer on a single topic, we will be learning all about fractions for the rest of the term.  See the objectives below:

Year 3

Year 4

Understand what tenths are, and count up and down in tenths recognise, find and write simple fractions of amounts (e.g. 2/5 of 20)

recognise and use fractions as numbers

recognise and show, using diagrams, simple equivalent fractions (e.g. ½ = 3/6)

add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole (e.g. 4/8 + 3/8 = 7/8)

compare and order unit fractions (1/8< 1/7 < 1/6) and fractions with the same denominators (1/4 < 2/4 <¾)

·solve simple problems that involve all of the above.


understand what hundredths are and count up and down in hundredths

solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities (e.g. 4/5 of £150)

recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions (e.g. 2/3 = 4/6 = 6/9)

add and subtract fractions with the same denominator (e.g. 8/6 – 3/6 = 5/6)

recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredth (e.g. 45/100 = 0.45)

recognise and write decimal equivalents to ½, 1/4, 3/4

find the effect of dividing a one- or two-digit number by 10 and 100

round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number

compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places

solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places.


As always, we would love any parent helpers for reading, art and help with displays. Please see your child’s teacher if you can spare half an hour a week.

Thank you for all your support


Miss Pickering, Mrs Elliott, Miss Westcott, Miss Smith and Mrs Groves