A huge welcome to Maple class from Mr. Gachowicz and Miss. Claxton.
In the Summer term we are looking forward to learning about The Romans. We will learn about where in the timeline the Romans appear and when they came to Britain. With maps, we will look at the extent of the Roman Empire. How did they achieve this? We will understand the role of Roman roads, the Roman army and advances in Roman technology. In geography, we shall compare Rome and London, citing similarities and differences in human and physical geographical features and learn how volcanoes are formed to link with our writing. We will be learning our English through a creative topic-based way, writing a retelling of the Ancient Roman legend Romulus and Remus, turn this into script writing, learn about Julius Caesar and write a biography and write newspaper reports on the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the burying of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
In computing and IT we will research information on Julius Caesar, appreciating how search results are displayed and how to safely use the internet. We will be learning how to code, starting with understanding what an algorithm is before sequencing code, using repeat commands and loops and using our learning to tinker with incorrect code and correcting it. We shall build Roman siege weapons in DT and in art we will look at the work of ancient mosaic craftspeople and compare with modern day artists such as Sonia King.
The children will continue to learn outdoors, and we will develop our knowledge of 2D and 3D shape using natural materials thinking about line, sides, vertices and angles.
Through an inquiry-based approach, we will investigate Living things and their habitats and plants. We will classify animals based on their type and begin to think about different ways of grouping and classifying. We will think about the environment in which animals live and how seasons affect the lives of animals and plants. We will use fieldwork in Ingoldisthorpe’s wetland, pond dipping to see which animals live in the wetland habitat. We will learn about plants and the functions of different parts of a plant, how water is transported through a plant and with observations and fair testing, investigate factors which will affect the growth of a plant.
In music we will be thinking about what a tuned instrument is and identifying tuned and untuned instruments in pieces of music. We will be playing the glockenspiel and learning basic musical notation alongside our fortnightly recorder lessons. We appreciate and respond to different genres of music thinking about the dynamics, tempo, beat and rhythm. We will compose our own pieces of music on the glockenspiel. We will also be working hard on our KS2 production this year, Jack and the Beanstalk.
In RE, we will think about our school ethos and how it is rooted in Biblical teaching in the Prodigal Son. We will ask the question ‘How do religious groups contribute to the world and society?’ comparing Christianity and Islam.
We always try our best and will be learning lots of new skills in Maths and English. There will be a focus on practicing our tables daily so we can become fluent in our times tables and mastering the inverse. Year 4 will be preparing for their online Multiplication Tables Check in June. We will be doing regular arithmetic and reasoning work to master the four operations, think about number and place value and the skills needed to answer a range of mathematical concepts.
Reading remains important to us and we will be developing our analytical and synthesis skills through whole class guided and individual reads as well as reading daily for the Readathon. We love and encourage reading for pleasure.
We will have PE twice a week so please ensure indoor and outdoor PE kits are at school. Spellings will be set and tested weekly and can be accessed on SpellingShed too. Homework will be set weekly and can be chosen from the Homework Grid.
We are very excited about this term.
Click the link below to find out what is being taught this coming term:
Spring Term Homework Grid
September 2021 Meet the Teacher Slides
How Hill Residential PP
PowerPoint from How Hill residential meeting
Reading and Comprehension
Use this link http://www.pobble365.com/. There is a new picture daily, if you scroll down each picture has a story starter and children can continue the story. They have had lots of practise at this through their early morning work. There are additional activities to do too such as questions to answer, pictures to draw, and sentences to improve which will build on their sentence work and grammar knowledge. Happy writing.
Year 3 Maths
Year 4 maths