Class Three – Years 3 & 4

This is Class 3 where our Year 3 and 4 pupils are taught by Ms Chapman and are supported by Mrs Matheson,


What are we going to be learning this term?

Curriculum Overview:

Maths: This term we will look at money and add and subtract money and use this to solve problems. We will also use bar charts, pictograms and tables to organise and interpret data. We will learn about time, looking at the 24-hour clock. Year Three will learn about measurements, adding and subtracting and comparing these. Year Four will look at angles and learn about the different types before looking at coordinates.

English: In the summer term we will look at A sweet Smell of Roses and also the Little People Big Dream book about the life of Martin Luther King. We will also use the books Pebble in my pocket and Escape from Pompeii to write newspaper reports, diary entries and non-fiction reports.

Science: The children had a fantastic time experimenting with growing and carrying out experiments to explain how water is transported around plants. This term we will utilise these skills by carrying out lots of experiments during our topic on rocks and soils. Our exciting trip to White Scar Cave will also help to bring the topic alive.  We will also look at solids, liquids and gases and the changes when liquids are heated or cooled. Again, this will include lots of practical experiments.

Topic: The children will learn all about mountain formation this term, this links with our rocks and soils topic and will involve mapping the worlds mountains and volcanoes and work on plate tectonics. After half term, we will be studying Sizergh Castle as part of our local history topic. This will include a visit, look out for further details!

SCARF: SCARF stands for the values we uphold in school - Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship. In our lessons this term we will be learning about keeping ourselves safe and also growing and changing.

PE: Our P.E slots are scheduled for Monday and Wednesday. Don’t forget that every Friday, children come to school in their P.E kits as they will all be having a fun-filled session with Barrow Raiders. In the summer term we will extend out team work and problems solving skills doing outdoor adventurous activities, develop striking and throwing techniques playing net and wall games and also do athletics with a focus on throwing, running and jumping.

Computing: We will be learning all about programming using Scratch. This will include writing code for noise and movement and how to debug a programme.

RE: Our Christian Value for this term is Service. Our topics in the summer term are ‘What is the Trinity’ and ‘Visiting sacred Places- Islam and Buddhism.’ This will follow on perfectly from our trip to the mosque. I am also organising a trip to the Buddhist Temple in Ulverston for the children.

D&T: This is a firm favourite with the children. This term we will be looking at castles and their features and making a castle model using recycled materials. This links perfectly with our local history study.

Art: Art will focus on two topics this term: observational drawings with a focus on rocks and soils and the work of John Ruskin and also portraits in the style of the artist Julien Opie

French: We will be learning about modes of transport and how we travel to school along with learning some phrases which are useful in shops.