Reconnecting as a class.
We are very excited to welcome back all the Year 3 and 4 children to Class 2.
We will be spending the first week reconnecting as a class, discussing the events of this extraordinary year and coming back together as we move forward into the new school year.
We will be basing this week's topic on :"Here We Are" by Oliver Jeffers.
This half term our topic is
'Myths and Monsters'.
We will be answering the questions:
What was life like in Anglo Saxon times?
Are all monsters bad?
What are myths and why do we have them?
Here is a link to some fantastic books which link to our topic:
We will be reconnecting with each other and the school community by a themed first week back where the children will explore the themes of the Earth’s environment, how humans relate to each other, belonging and community and our responsibilities as world citizens.
As aspiring readers and writers, we will:
Exploring Traditional tales and Fables, creating short story writing , Newspaper/diary entries and writing review. This topic will have an outdoor learning focus.
Children will explore The Beast of Bodmin Moor and How Rabbit Bought Fire to the People. The children will also be learning the story of Beowulf.
In R.E we will reflecting on this half term's value of 'Love' .
we will also be exploring the Hindu religion, understanding who they are and how Hindu’s live their daily lives. We will also be exploring Hindu deities.
In Maths, we will exploring the relationship between number and place value, before moving onto money and ending the half term on addition and subtraction.
In Science, we will be learning about:
Year 3 - Plants: We will learn the names of different parts of plants, and the jobs they do. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate what plants need to grow well.. They will work in a hands-on way to identify the parts of a flower, and will explore the different stages of the life cycle of a flowering plant.
Year 4 - Living things and their habitats: We will explore a variety of ways to identify, sort, group and classify living things. The children will learn how animals are split into 'vertebrates' and 'invertebrates' and begin to consider the differences between living things within these classifications.
In History, we will working with the timeline of Britain, the children learn about how the Anglo-Saxons fit into the British chronology, discussing the terms ‘invaders’ and ‘settlers’ and the implications of invasions.
The children will find out about the importance of storytelling in Anglo-Saxon culture, look at some Old English and attempt some translation.
In Art, we will be developing our understanding of ‘Place Perception’ through an exploration of line, pattern and rhythm, natural colour printmaking, texture and collage, shape and form in the natural environment.
As aspiring athletes, we will developing health related fitness. Exploring healthy active life skills.
We will also be taking part in the daily mile challenge.
As aspiring programmers, we will be developing an understanding of computer science. We will be using a variety of different programmes and also presenting data and information.