School Target 2020/21 = 96%
We are really excited to be back in the classroom and doing what we love! This term we have lots of exciting and engaging activities planned which focus on the curriculum as well as wellness. You can find out more information below.
Literacy- We will be exploring a Roald Dahl classic novel 'Georges Marvellous Medicine' as part of our quality text this term. We aim to explore characters and get lots of wonderful writing pieces from the students.
Science- our science focus is working scientifically. We will be conducting lots of investigations and transforming ourselves into scientific detectives.
Geography- we are continuing with extreme earth looking specifically at earthquakes and exploring the causes and effects of earthquakes on earth.
History- we will be spending the term revising all topics covered throughout the year using sticky knowledge, class quizzes and timelines.
Art- We will start our wonderful Architecture topic exploring local architecture and famous artist 'Antoni Gaudi'.
⭐Behaviour -Steps to Success⭐
We have introduced our new behaviour system in class where children aim to reach the 'Sky is the limit' zone to show outstanding behaviour or maintain their good behaviour in the 'Green for Growth' zone. Look out for a certificate on a Friday to commend your child if they manage to end the week in green or blue zone.
Secret Student 🕵️♂️🕵️♀️
Secret student takes place daily. One child in the class is the secret student and it is their job to model excellent behaviour as well as report back any outstanding behaviour they have seen from their peers in class.
In Year 3/4 children have the opportunity to join lots of clubs.
Here is our present timetable.
Monday- Lunch time
Year 3 Book Club
Year 4 Maths Revision
Tuesday- Lunch time
Year 4 Book Club
Year 3 Maths Revision
After School (3:10-4:10)
Year 3/4 Dance
Wednesday- Lunch time
Year 3/4 Chess Club
Friday- Lunch time
Year 3/4 Grammar Revision
Introducing our Year 3/4 Wellbeing Warriors.
After our first 'Talk It Out Tuesday' session about playtimes our Wellbeing Warriors met with warriors from the other classes and discussed ideas to make playtimes more enjoyable. One idea they reported back on was the introduction of a class 'Tuck Shop'. Everyone liked the idea and Year 3/4 enjoyed their first playtime tuck last week (7th May).
Tuck shop will be every Friday, with a snack being offered each week at the cost of 30p.
Children can bring their money in any day of the week and give it to a member of staff for safe keeping.
(Monday - Thursday children can bring their own fruit snack in for morning break).
Elmer Day 2021
Elmer helps us remember how important it is to be ourselves so during the week Year 3/4 celebrated what made them unique by making our own Elmer full of words that describe different members of our class.
On Thursday we wore bright clothes and spent lots of time having fun with our friends who we love because of those unique qualities.
What a boring place the world would be if we were all the same!
Mental Health Awareness Week (10th - 16th May 2021)
During Mental Health Awareness Week children were encouraged to spend as much time as they could outside, connecting with Nature. In Year 3/4 we used natural resources to help create some amazing self portraits and wrote affirmations to remind ourselves that we are special. We also spent time on the yard sketching the things we could see.
On Friday children were invited to dress to express themselves and strike a pose in colourful clothes.
Stress Awareness Month
This April to combat stress we got outside and enjoyed the sun as much as we could. Activities included meditation exercises, planting flowers to make the space outside our classroom bright and beautiful, making stress balls and sensory bottles and some mindful colouring.
Year 3/4 have been enjoying a 5 week Healthy Habits programme with Active Sefton. During which they learnt the importance of a healthy, balanced lifestyle. They looked at healthy eating habits and the importance of daily exercise.
World Earth Day
On World Earth Day we made the most of the bright sunshine and took our learning outside. We planted beans and worked in pairs to create posters warning people of the danger our earth is in and advising on ways we can help to keep it safe.
Science Week 2021
We Are Scientists: Science Investigation
Which member of staff stole the pies?
White powder was found at the scene and 6 members of staff were found with white powder.
We had to help the police to catch the culprit by testing the reaction of each powder when added to a glass of coke.
But we didn’t want to blame the wrong person so our investigation had to be fair. We used the same amount of powder, the same amount of coke and timed our stirring of the mixture and the reactions.
History this term we will be exploring Tudor Monarchs 1547-1603. A continuation from King Henry VIII
Geography This term is extreme earth, focusing on volcanoes and earthquakes.
Science this term is all about animals including humans. We will be investigating how food is produced and what we need to grow.
P.E. is focus is health and fitness: lots of outdoor obstacle activities.
Art: Exploring renaissance art Children will have a chance to research artists, explore artistic ideas and create their own master pieces.
During Spring Term 1, Year 3 and 4 will be studying ‘The Romans’ which we will make links to other areas of the curriculum.
We will be investigating States of Matter in Science and Europe in our Geography topic.
Our PE lessons are now on Wednesday and Thursday, and children are asked to come to school in their full PE kits.
Worry Box Competition.
We ran a competition to design our class Worry Box, a confidential way to share our worries and concerns. Entries were so good we couldn't choose just one winner, we had to have two!
As the weather becomes brighter, warmer and dryer we will try to take our learning outside as much as possible, as we did with this science experiment.
Welcome to Year 3 / 4
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Key Stage 2 celebrated the launch of the new times table programme in style! TT Rock Stars will improve our times tables skills as we race to beat our best score. Everyone looked amazing and we rocked together this morning!
Thank you to all parents for your support in providing rock star outfits for your children - it made our TT Rock Stars launch date special.
Children can log on to their profiles and play at home too. They have been given their username and password information and need to log in under our school's name 'Our lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary, Liverpool' you can also find us using our postcode in the school search: L21 OEP.
Key Stage 2 children had a fantastic time at the circus. It was a wonderful trip which has inspired the children to produce lots of excellent writing.