Class Three – Years 3 & 4

This is Class 3 where our Year 3 and 4 pupils are based in Helvellyn classroom. It is taught by Mrs Wadey supported by Mrs Matheson, Mrs Court, Mrs Craggs and Mrs Mason. Take a look at the photos below to see our room.

Here we are busy with our learning!

What are we going to be learning this term?

Maths: We will focus on number work this term, learning about our number system and place value along with sequences, comparing and rounding. We will be exploring a progression of methods of adding and subtracting, multiplying and dividing. We will be applying our number skills to estimating and problem solving.

English: We will begin our term with traditional storytelling techniques around Aesop’s Fables. We will then explore Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura linked to our history and then an adventure story called The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher. We will base our writing around these text. We will have guided reading sessions twice every week where the children will study a range of texts in detail. This term we will have a special focus on learning and practising correct letter formation and joined handwriting. Spelling/phonics, punctuation and grammar will be worked on each day in morning tasks and English lessons.

Science: Animals including humans exploring nutrition, skeletons and muscles, digestion and teeth.

History: Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age – what changes occurred and how we can find out about this time without written evidence.

PE: Swimming – begins on Wed 7th Sept. Invasion Games Skills - learning attacking and defending skills and strategies applying these to Handball, as well as a separate unit of gymnastics.

Computing: Understanding about digital devices that have inputs, processes and outputs and learning what the internet is.

RE: Why do Christians celebrate harvest? Compare with Jewish celebration of Sukkoth. Then what is it like to follow God from the perspective of Noah? Why is light a key feature in the Christmas story? Christian Value: Love

Art: Inspiration from the first Stone Age cave drawings and painting landscapes in watercolour and pen.

DT: Our DT week will be the last of each half term focusing on exploring pneumatics and making a pneumatic toy followed by developing a program, using a Micro:bit electronic charm.

French: Parts of the body, numbers and simple conversations in a café.

Music: Singing and developing musical notation then playing and improvising on glockenspiels in various styles.

SCARF: Me and my relationships including pets, and special people, solving problems and friendship. Followed by exploring rights and responsibilities in staying safe and healthy and looking at our rights and paying taxes.