Skiddaw Y3/4

Skiddaw Class is our Year 3 and 4 class. It is taught by Mrs Wadey. If you want to know more about our class take a look in our class handbook or see our curriculum information to find out what exciting things we have planned for this term.

What are we planning for Skiddaw Class this Autumn term?

In English, we will be beginning with exploring some traditional storytelling techniques. Then we’ll turn to the wonders of author Anthony Browne.

In Maths, we will focus on learning about our number system and place value along with patterns with comparing and rounding. We will be exploring a progression of methods of adding and subtracting, multiplying and dividing. 

In Science we will be exploring the properties of lots of different types of materials and how their differences help us in everyday life. 

In Computing sessions all children will be using IDL, supporting reading, writing, spelling and typing/word processing. We will be learning about the Internet and a series of sessions simple computer programming. 

We will have a Geography theme to start with in learning about continents and oceans, then focusing on key countries and major cities of Europe and North and South America.

In Music we will be exploring our rhythmic and melodic memory through playing percussion games and creating compositions. We will sing as a whole school every week, learning a variety of rounds and seasonal songs.

We will be exploring how we can communicate things about ourselves through an Art and Design topic “All about ME!” and looking at various famous self-portraits. 

Mrs Farraday will be teaching RE and PSHE, learning about celebrations from different cultures and exploring our Christian Value of Respect.

In PE we will all be going swimming, just for this term. Mrs Craggs will be developing our Tag Rugby skills in preparation for a Tag Rugby Tournament as well as gymnastics.

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship are integrated into all areas of school life and form the basis of our whole approach to education, from assemblies and circle time to choices of stories and visitors. We are working on Good to be me! and Say no to Bullying themes this term. 

Educational Visits: We plan to take our learning into the woods again this term beginning with team building activities. We have a whole school visit to the theatre in Lancaster already planned to see Aladdin just before Christmas. This last event will also cost in the region of £10 per child but we’ll let you know details nearer the time.

Mrs Wadey