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Year 3 and 4
Autumn Term 2020
Before we inform you of activities and events that will be happening in Year 3 and 4 during the Autumn, we would first of all like to welcome you- we hope that we will all be able to work together in the spirit of our school motto:
'Together with Christ Everyone Achieves More'.
We are so very pleased to be welcoming all children in Year 3&4 on Thursday 3rd September 2020 after a long break from traditional education due to Coronavirus guidelines enforced by the Government. In order to re-open safely, we are following a Risk Assessment written for our school, which has been agreed by the Local Authority. The changes we have made within teaching areas, outdoor spaces, for break times and lunchtimes have been carefully planned to ensure maximum safety for all, at all times. With your help in following theses necessary changes, we will be able to support your child's ongoing education more effectively.
The curriculum in Year 3 and 4 this term:
The unit is called 'Ancient Egypt'
As the school term develops, we will post information and examples of the children’s work on the Year 3 and 4 pages of the school website or our school Twitter account.
We continue to teach from our new ‘Read, Write Inc’ spelling scheme’ which has been specifically created to meet the higher demands of the new curriculum spelling requirements. The children take part in daily 15 minute spelling lessons. Please continue to support your child in learning their words of the week at home based on the spelling patterns being taught in class.
Narrative Language and Literacy Text ‘Lost or Stolen’ by Narinder Dhami (a dilemma story)
This unit explores the themes of relationships, suspicion and trust. The children will be asked to write a new chapter.
We are having a particular focus this term on grammar and punctuation and ensuring that curriculum coverage of the previous term has been has been delivered and embedded.
Þ I can spell most words correctly. (Please speak to your child’s class teacher about the Y3 and Y4 National Curriculum spelling lists)
Þ I can write neatly, legibly and accurately, maintaining a joined style.
Þ I can use paragraphs to organise my writing although may not always be accurate
Þ I can use fronted adverbials and use a comma afterwards.
Þ I can evaluate and edit by proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences.
Þ I can extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although.
Þ I can use sophisticated conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause.
Þ I can use the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense. Present perfect tense is used for activities that started in the past but are still true now, or have an effect on what is happening now. My friend Kashaan has lived in this town for five years. We have been best friends all that time
Þ I can use inverted commas accurately.
Þ I can use the possessive apostrophe accurately in words with regular and irregular plurals e.g. girls’, boys’, children’s.
Our Key Author this term is Jeremy Strong
The units we will be studying this term are:
Scroll down for the Medium Term Plans
This term the children will be learning about the Old Testament. They will read and discover some important stories and characters from the Book of Genesis. We will explore some important images of God found in these stories and consider what it means for human beings to be made in the image and likeness of God. It would be helpful if the children are familiar with the Bible and have some awareness of the differences between the Old Testament and the New Testament.
Light and Shadows
Investigating sources of light and investigating shadows
Understanding transparent, translucent and opaque
Planning and carrying out an Investigation based on measuring shadows
What do objects that have survived tell us about life in Ancient Egypt? Why was the River Nile important for the Ancient Egyptians? What is the connection between the tombs and the pyramids?
Art and D&T
Clay canopic jars
Design and make a shaduf
We enjoyed sewing today. We also made some Roman coin purses.