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Class Three

Welcome to Class 3

 

Mrs O'Dowd (Mon, Thurs & Fri), Miss Glaves (Tues & Wed), Mrs Blair, Mrs Heward and Miss Passingham will be working with you this year. 

Summer term - first half - 2022 

 

Welcome back class 3. We hope you had a wonderful Easter break. We have a very exciting summer term planned with our class residential to Willersley Castle where you will challenge yourselves in a range of fun outdoor pursuit activities. 

 

Our topic for the first half of the autumn term is:                            Our Christian value is:     

                    I am warrior!                                        Trust

                            

 

I am Warrior! I am strong, brave and powerful. Meet me in battle. Draw your sword, wield your axe and challenge me if you dare. Invade and attack. Romans versus Celts, the fight is on. Discover warring Britain: meet Claudius, Boudicca and Julius Caesar and find out what the Romans did for us. Get ready for Gladiator School and learn alongside Spartacus and Spiculus, brave fighters of the Roman Colosseum. When all that battling makes you hungry, relax, lie back and feast yourself on dormice and grapes, or perhaps a roasted swan sprinkled with nuts?

 

MathsDecimals (Y4), addition and subtraction, time & money
English

Historical narratives, CV for a Roman solider, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Reading comprehension - our main text is 'Thieves of Ostia' by Caroline Lawrence

ScienceAnimals including humans (skeleton, muscles, diet)
Art

Pencil sketching - Boudicca portrait

Computing

Coding (writing and debugging programs) and research using the internet

RE

What do Hindus believe God is like?

HistoryRoman Empire; what did the Romans do for us?
Geography

Use maps to locate significant human features in Rome; find the differences and similarities between Italy & UK 

D & T

Roman shields

MusicRecorders
PSHE

Our new Routes 2 Resilience words are: honesty, polite and understanding

Economic well-being

PE

Athletics, cricket & dance

Knowledge Organisers

Spring term - second half - 2022 

 

 

Our topic for the first half of the autumn term is:                            Our Christian value is:     

                    Tribal Tales                                        Forgiveness

                            

 

Take a moment to step outside and stand quietly and still. Turn off all your technology and try to forget the modern world. Imagine this place 5000 years ago. What would you have seen? Head back to prehistoric times to gather berries and hunt down dinner. Unearth ancient objects and visit astonishing mystical monuments that reveal the secrets of an ancient time. Learn how the people of Britain developed over thousands of years, from the Stone Age to the Roman invasion. Work as a tribe to build a seasonal monument to celebrate the coming of spring. Then sit quietly and reflect, waiting for the sunrise. What tribal tales will you have to tell?

 

Maths

Fractions (Y4 - decimal) and statistics

English

Historical narratives, formal and informal letters and poetry, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Reading comprehension - our main text is 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi

ScienceRocks
Art

Cave art

Computing

Coding (writing and debugging programs)

RE

Why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’?

HistoryStone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age
Geography

Where were Iron Age forts build and why?

D & T

Stone Age tool making

Building Stonehenge!

PSHE

Our new Routes 2 Resilience words are: AspirationalSelf-Control and Independence

Managing hurtful behaviour and bullying

Respecting self and other.

PE

Basketball

Dance

Spring 2 Knowledge Organisers

Spring term - first half - 2022 

 

 

Our topic for the first half of the autumn term is:                            Our Christian value is:     

                    Urban Pioneers                                            Loyalty

                                        

 

In this topic we are diving into urban life. What make a town and city? We will learn about some of Britain's famous monuments. We will also uncover the history behind Loughborough's Queen Park. You will design your own monument to represent the park. We will also take a look at the works of Buber Nebz and Banksy. Grafitti - art or vandalism? You decide.

 

 

Maths

Multiplication and division, fractions (Y4 - decimal) length, perimeter and area

English

Poetry, leaflets, autobiographies and biographies, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Reading comprehension - our main text is 'Scribble Boy' by Philip Ridley

ScienceForces and magnets
Art

Pencil sketches

Urban Cityscapes (Turner inspired)

Grafitti art 

Computing

Coding (writing and debugging programs)

REHow do festivals and family life show what matters to Jewish people?
HistoryLocal history - Queen's Park (Bell cast & Carillion Tower)
Geography

Using and drawing maps, locating commemorative monuments in the UK

D & T

Design and build a monument

PSHE

Our new Routes 2 Resilience words are: determined, kind and creative.

Relationships - family and friends

PE

Tennis

Tag rugby

Dance

Autumn term - second half - 2021 

 

 

Our topic for the first half of the autumn term is:               Our Christian value is:     

              Potions!                                                       Consideration

                 

 

Potion: a poison, a mixture, an aromatic brew, a vapour, a liquid or sticky goo. Welcome to the amazing magical world of potions and their properties. Now scientists, beware. There are some powerful and deadly potions out there, dangerous, unpredictable or tragic (just ask Romeo and Juliet.) Use what you know about materials and their properties to create incredible potions in Professor Hazard’s Potions class. Feeling sleepy? That orange juice did taste a little strange...

 

Maths

Addition and subtraction & multiplication and division.

English

Fantasy/imaginary world stories; non-chronological reports; play scripts; spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Reading comprehension - our main text is 'George's Marvellous Medicine'

ScienceStates of matter
Art

Observational drawings

Clay modelling

Computing

Coding (writing and debugging programs), emails, editing digital photos.

REWhat is the Trinity and why is it important to Christians?
HistorySurgery now and then - the discovery of anaesthetic.
Geography

Compare two locations where poisonous plants grow.

D & T

Chocolate love hearts

PSHE

Our new Routes 2 Resilience words are Positive, Happy & Tolerant.

Anti-bullying week

Keeping safe online

Drugs, alcohol & tobacco

PE

Hockey

Tag rugby

 

 

             

Potions knowledge organiser

Autumn term - first half - 2021 

 

 

Our topic for the first half of the autumn term is:               Our Christian value is:     

              Road Trip USA!

                 

 

Buckle up, sunglasses on. We’re going on a road trip across the good old US of A. Flying from London Gatwick, and landing at JFK airport New York, it’s time to explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple. Use your map skills to navigate your way around some of its most famous landmarks and send a postcard home to ask the question ‘Do you wish you were here?’ Meet the Iroquois tribe; Native Americans with amazing customs and traditions. Then plan a bespoke road trip for Mr Smith and his family of four. They want to spend three weeks in the sunshine. It’s going to be a long ride. Put the roof down and let the wind blow through your hair. We’re off.

 

Maths

Place value; addition and subtraction; shape, space, position & angles

English

Myths & legends; recounts (diary); poetry; emails; spelling, grammar and punctuation

Reading comprehension - our main text is The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

ScienceElectricity
Art

Observational drawings focusing on shading of light and dark

Dreamcatchers

Turner- artist of the year 

Computing

Using online search engines, webcams & Google Earth; coding; creating a PowerPoint.

REWhat is it like to follow God?
HistoryNative American tribes (Iroquois)
Geography

Using maps/atlases to locate the USA, states and major landmarks

Identify physical and human geographical features

D & T

Creating totem poles

Making Lego vehicles

PSHE

Our new Routes 2 Resilience words are Confident, Resilient, Curious

Taking care of our health (body & mind)

Recognising our differences and our self-worth 

PE

Tag rugby

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Internet Safety

 

As a school, we carry out lessons on internet safety. Because many children are currently spending more time online, we would like to signpost you to the following sites so you can talk together about staying safe online.

 

Top tips on how to stay safe online.

 

Here is a series of 3 videos aimed at children aged 8-10 looking at staying safe online.

Had fun playing Band Runner? Now watch Sam, Ellie and Alfie continue their adventures in the Play Like Share films. The films will help you learn more about staying safe online.

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