Year 3/4 - Galapagos Penguins

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Welcome to our mixed Y3/4 Galapagos Penguins class!

Hello, I’m Melody and I am lucky enough to be teaching Penguin class this year at Parklands Educate Together.
In Year 3/4, our curriculum is enriching, meaningful and active so that our children can become fully immersed in their learning. The children will learn through a series of well-planned and sequenced lessons to engage children in their broad range of learning opportunities.

This year in Galapagos Penguins, we are covering a variety of fascinating topics including:
·         Term 1: Respecting Rainforests
·         Term 2: Rotten Roman Britain
·         Term 3: Coastal Cousins
·         Term 4: A Tale of Three Piers
·         Term 5: Wild Weather
·         Term 6: Angry Aztecs

Please feel free to look at our topic web as it details the key learning points and vocabulary for our topics this term.

Topic Web



For maths, Naomi will continue to teach all of the Year 4’s whilst myself and Helen will teach all of the Year 3’s. Splitting the year groups last year was a big success and we look forward to continue working this way with your children through terms 5 and 6.
Our PE slot will be Tuesday, when we are swimming. Please ensure your child brings has all of their swimming kit including a costume/shorts, towel and hat.

Home learning is focused on spellings, developing a love for reading, independent research on our topic of the term, diary and creative writing independently, and times tables practices.  They will receive their new spellings on a Friday and have one week to practice these before a test the following Friday.

All children have Times Tables Rockstars logins for them to practice at home.  This website, along with, allows them to be able to practice and improve their knowledge, accuracy and speed when working with times tables.  This will ultimately help them when working through their maths topics in class.

Year 4 have their times tables test in June so we advise practicing those times tables as frequently as possible!