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 Mason,



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: This term we will look at poems by the author Allan Ahlberg, performing these and writing our own versions. We will produce non-fiction reports about Roman soldiers and also look at diary writing.

Science: We cover two different science topics this term. We begin the term by light, this will include shadows, reflections and safety in the sun and will include lots of experiments. After half term, we will move onto sound and look at sound waves, pitch and volume.

Topic: The Romans will be our focus for this term and will include a trip to Vindolanda and The Roman Army Museum (more details to follow.) We will examine the Roman Empire and what the impact of the Romans was on Britain.

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 ‘Me and my relationships’ and ‘Rights and responsibilities’.

PE: Mrs Craggs will be teaching one PE session and I will be teaching the other session. This half term we will be looking at confidence in the water and water safety, along with learning and developing different swimming strokes and Lacrosse. 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, more details on this will follow.

Computing: We will be looking at audio editing and recording sound in the first half term, which enhances our science topic. After half term we will be learning about data logging, collecting data and recording it.

RE: Our Christian Value for this term is forgiveness. Our topics in the autumn term are Harvest, examining how different faiths celebrate harvest. Following this we will look at Christmas, in particular how the presence of Jesus impacts on people’s lives.

D&T: Our first D and T topic will be pavilions; this will take place in the second week of term. If anyone has any spare lollypop sticks at home these would be greatly appreciated. Later on in the term we will work on adapting recipes and working to budgets.

Art: Art will focus on two topics this term, both of these link perfectly with our history unit. We will be making clay relief tiles and creating our own block prints.

French: We will be learning basic conversational French and learning numbers to 20 and the names of some classroom objects