A huge welcome to Maple class from Mr. Gachowicz and Miss. Claxton.
In the Autumn term we are looking forward to learning about the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will discover the vast expanse of time between these periods and understand how people went from Nomadic hunter gatherers to communities living in Iron Age Hill forts. We will be learning through a creative topic-based way, writing instructions on How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth, creating and performing Haiku poems and writing newspaper reports based on the discovery of an Iron Age burial.
In computing and IT we will research Iron Age Hill forts and create simple animations based on a Stone Age cave man. We shall recreate fossils is DT and in art we will look at aboriginal cave art through to contemporary aboriginal artists and compare with Paul Klee before creating our own pieces.
The children will continue to learn outdoors and we will develop our understanding of number and place value using natural materials and use rocks to create a marimba or lithophone as part of music.
Through an inquiry-based approach, we will investigate rocks, soils and fossils. We will classify rocks based on their properties, test different soils to investigate their permeability and learn how fossils were formed.
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 tackling tables daily so we can become fluent in our times tables and mastering the inverse as well as regular arithmetic work to master the four operations.
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. 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:
Autumn Term Homework Grid
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