Year 3/4 Term 4 – ‘Reduce Reuse Recycle’

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Dear Parents,

This term, Y3/4’s topic is called ‘Reduce Reuse Recycle’!  We are looking at all the different ways we can do just that!  The children will be exploring what can be recycled and then how it is sorted to be made into new objects!  In science, we will be investigating how a compost heap works!  In literacy, we are seeking inspiration from a variety of books, such as: George Saves the World by Lunchtime; Dear Greenpeace and The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We are using recycled materials to create our own clothes in DT! In Music, we will be creating our own song/rap about recycling based on Jack Johnson’s ‘3Rs’ song!

Home Learning

Please bring in your projects throughout term 4!

The children can bring in home learning projects about recycling this term.  This can be in any forms – a scrap book of the recycling done at home; a powerpoint about recycling or a DT project using recycled items.

Reading Please read with your child regularly, even if it is just one page.  Their books and reading records need to be in everyday for 1:1 reading.  You may like to add a positive or helpful comment in the reading diary but please acknowledge the fact that the book has been read by signing and dating in the comments book.  Your child will be working towards a reward in class for reading 3 times a week.
Spellings We will be sending home weekly spelling investigations.  They will bring home activities to complete linked to the pattern that they are learning. The homework will be sent out on a Friday and due in the following Thursday. This learning will be followed up during literacy lesson and through discrete spelling sessions.
Mathematics Maths homework will be sent out on a Friday and will be due in the following Thursday. This can be either Mathletics or the homework sheet attached.
Grammar and Punctuation Grammar and Punctuation practice will be sent home on a fortnightly basis (also on a Friday) children will have 2 weeks to complete this task.  This is also due in on Thursday.

Homework is now due in on Thursday so it gives us time to mark the homework.

Helping to enrich our topics

If anyone has any experience or items that may help us with any of the work above that we could hear about or borrow, they would be gratefully received.


Please can you make sure your child brings in a water bottle each day with fresh water.


Our PE lesson is on a Tuesday, it is essential that children have their PE kits in school on these days.

Useful websites during this topic

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Dutton

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