In Year 3 and 4 we follow a creative curriculum where we base our learning around an exciting and engaging termly topic.
A typical school day will follow the timings below:
9.10- 10.10: English: We cover a variety of genres such as poetry, narrative and recounts using high quality texts as starting points. A unit of work may last for three or four weeks. During a unit, we look at the key features and good examples of text types. This is usually followed by imitating a text, innovating a text and finally applying the features of the genre independently in their own piece of writing.
10.10- 10.25: Playtime
10.25- 11.00: Guided Reading: Children will read and analyse a text extract with their teacher every week in a small group. Throughout the rest of the week, they will complete independent activities including: guided reading follow up work, reading comprehensions, reading for pleasure, analysing illustrations etc.
11.00- 11.15: Spellings/ Handwriting/ EGPS: For spellings we are using the 'No Nonsense' spelling scheme. This explores using different spelling patterns and applying them in different ways. Other sessions involve an element of punctuation or grammar. In handwriting, we practise using the Nelson script.
11.15- 12.05: Maths: Daily maths sessions include mental and oral starters, shared work and input, independent work to reinforce knowledge and skills and lots of problem solving!
12.05- 1.05: Lunch
1.05-2.15: Topic or PE: Science and PE are taught every week for two sessions. The other topic sessions during the week may include art, music, history, geography, design and technology. Computing, RE and French are taught one afternoon per week.
2.15- 2.30: Playtime
2.30- 3.05: Topic or PE:
3.05-3.30: SEAL/Assemblies: SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) involves lots of circle time games, stories and discussions about friendships, behaviour and other issues. We have whole school assemblies as well as a golden assembly to celebrate hard work and good behaviour.