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Year 3 and 4

Autumn Term 2021

 

Before we inform you of activities and events that will be happening in Year 3 and 4 during the Autumn term, 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'.

 

 

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.

 

Welcome back! We hope that you had a restful break! 

This half term our curriculum topic is called ‘Roman Britain.’ The children will be introduced to our ‘Roman Empire’ themed humanities lessons and experience a day in the life of a ‘Roman’ later in the term on Thursday 11th November, 2021.

 

 All children will take part in P.E. lessons on a Tuesday. 

Swimming (y4) and basketball (y3) will continue to be taught on a Wednesday afternoon.

 

English

  • The Hodgeheg - Dick King-Smith (KEY AUTHOR STUDY)   

  •  LITERACY AND LANGUAGE unit 2

  • Fiction: ‘A Tune of Lies’ Plays script

  • Poetry ‘The Balloons’ by Oscar Wilde

  • Non-Fiction: Instructions. Children explore examples and think about what works well before planning their writing. They then will write an effective instructional text of their own and evaluate.

  • Main grammar focus: Inverted commas, adverbs of time and paragraphs

  • Diary Writing: ‘A day in the life of a Roman’ and 'Escape from Pompei'

     

 

End of year 4 expectations for English.

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.

 

 

Author Study

Each term we will be focusing on a famous children’s Author. Our Key Author this term is ‘Dick King Smith’. We hope that the children will enjoy reading his texts and completing some of the activities we have planned for them so that they are enthused about reading!

 

 

 

Maths

These are the units of study we will be studying this term.

Þ Number and place value

Þ Addition and subtraction

Þ Properties of shape

Þ Fractions

Þ Decimals

Þ Measurement (mass)

 

Don't forget to keep practising times table facts. Scroll down for a link to the Mathsframe website to test your knowledge. 

 

 

R.E.

Reconciliation: We will be thinking about the choices we make and why we make them.

Through Bible stories such as ‘Zacchaeus’ and ‘The Prodigal Son’, we will explore the importance of saying sorry, forgiveness and how we can ask God for forgiveness.

 

 

Science

Forces and magnets

  • compare how things move on different surfaces
  • notice that some forces need contact between 2 objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance
  • observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others
  • compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials
  • describe magnets as having 2 poles
  • predict whether 2 magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing

 

History

 The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

Invaders and settlers– when did the Romans come to Britain?

Roman Army and Roman Soldiers

Who were the Celts?

Boudicca

Daily life in Roman Britain.

 

 Art and D&T

Stone Age Art- Cave paintings

DT - Christmas Stockings

        

 

 

 

 

Animals in Hands

Design and Technology - Mini Greenhouses

Computing - Using Logo

We enjoy reading fiction and non-fiction books.

Coventry - City of Culture

We made these tiles which will be displayed in Pool Meadow Bus Station, Coventry.

Autumn Term Gallery

Computer Coding and Debugging

Investigating Sound


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