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: We start the spring term by continuing with our multiplication topic. We will then look at measurements, including perimeter and area. Following this, we will learn about fractions. This will include comparing fractions, adding and subtracting and some problem solving.

English: In the spring term we will look at books by the amazing author Anthony Browne. Following this we will look at poetry by Michael Rosen, including the fantastic ‘Chocolate Cake’. We will also be looking at The Owl and the Pussycat and also The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat.

Science: We cover two different science topics this term. We begin the term by looking at living things and using keys to identify animals and plants. We will also look at plants with a focus on identifying the parts of a plant and then focusing on the parts of a flower. There will be lots of exciting experiments being carried out!

Topic: The children had a fantastic time learning about the Stone Age. This term we will move on to our geography topic on the British Isles. We will locate the counties, islands, seas and major cities of the British Isles. We will then look at the key features of Cumbria and learn about National Parks with a focus on the Lake District. We will also be identifying human and physical features and the differences between hamlets, villages, towns and cities. This will include lots of map work and fieldwork, such as field sketches.

SCARF: SCARF stands for the values we uphold in school - Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship. In explicit teaching sessions we will cover topics under the themes of ‘valuing difference’ and ‘being my best’.

PE: Basketball, gymnastics, hockey and orienteering are our engaging topics for PE this term. We will learn to orientate a map, use a control card and navigate a course safely, whilst also developing our team work skills. Our passing and attacking skills will continue to be developed along with travelling and balancing in a variety of ways, including using the apparatus. 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.

Computing: We will be learning all about the internet this term, including how to stay safe online and the content of the internet and its reliability.

RE: Our Christian Value for this term is koinonia. Our topics in the spring term are parables and what believers may learn from these. We will also learn why Christians call the day Jesus died, Good Friday.

D&T: Following our amazing topics in the autumn term we will be looking at seasonal fruit and vegetables and their health benefits. Just before Easter, we will look at electrical systems and design our own electrical safety poster.

Art: Art will focus on two topics this term: collage and digital art. The work of Suzsi Cario and Andy Warhol will inspire our creations!

French: Revising and consolidating our knowledge of French food and healthy eating. We will also develop our translation skills when looking at the play Cinderella.