Welcome to Year 3/4 Orange Base
Miss Libberton and Mrs Wolstenholme welcome you to Year 3 and 4 in Orange Base!
Welcome to our class page, where you will be able to find all the useful information you need for the year and see some of our brilliant learning as well.
If there is any information you cannot see on this page, please come and see us when you pick up your child or contact the school office by email and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Our school day starts at 8:40am when our classroom door will be open to welcome your child into school until 8:50am. Our school day ends at 3:10pm.
Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. Children need to come to school in their PE kit.
Dojo team coloured t-shirt
Black zip up hoodie
Please come and see me if you are unsure what team your child is in. Be aware your child needs long hair tied back and to be able to remove their own earrings on these days as well.
We love reading books from our year 3/4 reading spine. Regular reading at home really does help your children to become fluent confident readers. Therefore, we ask that they read at home at least 5 times in a week. This could be, for example, a school book, comic, magazine or recipe. We know that finding the time can be tricky but reading regularly at home really does make a difference. We kindly ask that your child brings their reading book and reading record in a book bag every day.
We learn a new spelling rule each week which is on the termly homework sheet. You can support your child by playing spelling games and practicing writing the spellings - maybe in your fanciest coloured pens! In addition to this, they will also need to practise key words from the Year 3/4 Spelling List.
Regular times-table practise is really beneficial for your child as they progress in year 3 and 4. TTRockstars and Purple Mash is a good place to start: your child will have their own log in.
A new topic is introduced each half term. Your child will receive a Knowledge Organiser of important facts alongside a selection of topic related activities they can complete.
During half term one we will be learning all about 'Eyam - The Great Plague'.
Take a look at our most recent learning ...
From half term 4
Half term four was a busy one and full of lots of new learning.
We went to Westfield Secondary School to take part in a Badminton obstacle course, where we got to take part in mini games that helped us practice all the skills that we would need to be successful in a badminton match. We had great fun and can’t wait to do more of these jobs.
We went to Weston Park to find out more about all the Anglo Saxons and why artefacts are so important to help us learn more about the past. We had so much fun studying artefacts and then sketching them so that we could see all the details that would help us find out more.
In the classroom we followed up with a Now Press Play that took us back to what it was like to be an Anglo Saxon and then worked in pairs to make our own Anglo Saxon helmets. We felt like fierce warriors.
In geography, we have been learning all about the Alps. We have learnt many interesting facts including that the Alps spread over more than one country.
We have loved learning about what a tourist is and the activities they might do in the summer and winter while in the Alps.
In science, we have learnt about the human body and the digestive system. We used bread, juice, food colouring and tights to demonstrate what the body does when it eats a piece of food. It was a bit of a messy job, but we loved being hands on!
As part of our English topic, we will be writing instructions on how to make traditional Yorkshire food. Here are some of our step by step photos that show us making some delicious oat and ginger biscuits to inspire our writing.