This half term our topic is
We will be answering the questions:
What is like to learn outdoors?
Will taking learning outside inspire you even more?
Can you be inspired by nature and create something from natural materials?
Can the outdoors help us to nurture and develop healthy positive relationships?
Here is a link to some fantastic books which link to our topic and others of interest for your child:
We will continue to develop our outdoor learning in Class Two with outdoor themed lessons in Literacy, Science ad Topic work.
As aspiring readers and writers, we will:
We will immerse ourselves in the story of Fantastic Mr Fox and write newspaper reports and recounts. We will also explore our sense of place through our senses and produce poetry. We will also explore our sense of place through our senses and produce poetry.
The children will delve into the story of Fantastic Mr Fox and explore poetry about nature and woodlands.
In R.E we will reflecting on this half term's value of 'Love' .
Place the concepts of God and Creation on a timeline of the Bible’s ‘big story’.
• Make clear links between Genesis 1 and what Christians believe about God and Creation.
• Recognise that the story of ‘the Fall’ in Genesis 3 explains why things go wrong in the world.
In Maths, we will be learning about number with a focus on place value before moving onto addition and subtraction.
We will continue to work on plugging any gaps in the children’s knowledge with interventions outside of the daily maths lesson and have morning activities which keep previous knowledge simmering away.
We will also continue to have daily times table practise.
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, and will present their findings to their classmates. We 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. We will learn how animals are split into 'vertebrates' and 'invertebrates' and begin to consider the differences between living things within these classifications.
In Geography we will take a careful look at the places around us, and begin to look for patterns in land use. They will become cartographers, making maps of the local area, and agricultural surveyors by considering where different types of farming activities occur within the UK.
In Art, We will be developing our outdoor learning skills with Shelter Building and working on our sketching and drawing skills by recording shapes, textures and colours from nature.
As aspiring athletes, we will focus on health Related Fitness. Developing healthy, active life skills.
We will also be taking part in the daily mile challenge, using the ‘your trak’ app to track our progress.
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.
As aspiring musicians, we will listen and appraise music and individual songs.
We will also take music outside and explore the idea of nature’s orchestra in our outdoor learning lessons.
In PSHE we will be exploring positive, healthy relationships between family and friends and how to maintain those relationships. We will also delve into the fact that there are many different types of family.