Welcome to Year 3/4 Orange Base
Welcome to Y3/4 Orange Base where Mr McArthur & Mrs Wolstenholme are your class teachers!
This is our class page, where you will find all the useful information that you will need during your time in our class.
Our day starts at 8.40am when our door will be open for children to come in until 8.50am. Our day ends at 3.10pm.
Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. Children need to come to school in their PE kit which is trainers, black shorts/bottoms, a white t-shirt and black zip up jacket. Please make sure your child can remove their own earrings or remove these prior to PE on these days.
Homework is daily reading of either a levelled book or a book from the classroom or library (levelled books are changed each Monday). The aim is to read a minimum of 5 times in a week for 15 minutes each time. This will help your child build fluency in reading. Children will have weekly spellings to learn and will come home with a spelling plan at the beginning of each half term. In addition to this, they will also need to practise key words from Year 3/4 Spelling List. Maths homework involves a huge focus on times tables using the online platform, TT Rockstars.
We also hand out knowledge organisers to learn and set half termly homework projects based upon the upcoming focus in class.
If there is any information that you can't find on our class page, please get in touch with the school office by email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
During half term six, we will be exploring the book 'Flotsam'
Take a look at our most recent learning experience...
Y3/4 really enjoyed their visit from the smile squad. We learnt about the different types of teeth and what we use them for. We also got the chance to practise how to brush our teeth and why this is so important. The children loved it!
In March, Year 3 and 4 enjoyed a fantastic day out in Eyam! We got to see where George Viccars lived and many of the other residents in Eyam. It was interesting to see the church where the villagers gathered to make their important decisions. We also visited the museum and walked up to the Riley Graves which were at the top of a very big hill! What a brilliant way to end our topic on Eyam!
South Yorkshire Fire Service Visit
Year 3/ 4 were very lucky to have a visit from the South Yorkshire Fire Service. We learnt lots of useful information for what might happen if there is a fire and how to keep ourselves safe. We focused on ‘Stop, Drop and Roll’ and the importance of checking our smoke alarms. We learnt about the different emergency services including Mountain Rescue and how to contact them. Thank you South Yorkshire Fire Service!
Year 3/4 Basketball Competition
PE - Fitness Challenge
In February, we enjoyed our fitness challenge! We worked as a team to compete against the other bases and get the fastest times! We practised our skills of sprinting, balancing, speed and agility. Which base do you think won?
Safer Internet Day
As part of Safer Internet Day, we helped an alien from Planet GNIMAG be safe online. We focused on helping the alien have really good strategies to ensure they were always safe when playing games with friends as well as playing games with people they didn’t know. As a class, we then reflected on our online safety.
As part of our science week we have been looking at changing states in Year 3 and 4. We found out that when we heat chocolate it will melt and change state from a solid into a liquid. We compared how long it took for white, milk and dark chocolate to melt. Which do you think melted the quickest?
Y3/4 Meet the Author
Y3/4 loved meeting author, Theresa Tomlinson. The children recently studied her book, 'Meet me by the Steelmen' and it was fascinating listening to Theresa's inspiration behind the story. The children were also treated to Theresa reading a section from another book!
UK Parliament Week
Carrying on with our learning from Parliament Week, Y3/4 virtually visited the House of Parliament. Children were given a tour of the House of Commons and House of Lords before learning about how laws were created then passed.
Orange Base Visit to Sheffield!
Orange Base loved visiting Sheffield this week (11th October). We enjoyed our tram journey into the city centre where we sketched in the Peace Gardens, before visiting Sheffield Cathedral, where we contributed to their Remembrance Sunday display and learnt about the cathedral’s history.