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Class Three

Welcome to Class 3

Topic 5 

Why did the Romans settle in Britain?

   

In this topic, we will be stepping back in time to Roman Britain. Some of the questions we will look at are: 'Why did the Romans invade and settle in Britain?', 'Why was the Roman army so successful?' and 'How did the Romans change modern Britain?'. 

 

Class 3 will be heading off to Willersley Castle this half term for their residential! More details to follow very soon.

 

Our Christian value is: Trust

 

During this six week topic, we will also be learning:

 

Maths

Year 3: Time & shape

Year 4: Decimals, money & time

English

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

Reading comprehension - Varjak Paw by S.F. Said

ScienceAnimals including humans
D & TConstructing a castle
ComputingCoding with scratch and online safety
RE

What do Hindus believe God is like?

History

The Romans

Wellbeing

Economic wellbeing

MusicAdapting and transposing motifs (The Romans)
FrenchMa Famille
PERounders and tennis

Class 3 Knowledge Organisers

Topic 4 

Urban Pioneers (settlements)

   

In this topic, we will learn about different types of settlements; how settlements have changed; look at at land use and features of our own settlement; as well as compare this with New Delhi.

 

Our Christian value is: Loyalty

 

During this six week topic, we will also be learning:

 

Maths

Year 3: fractions, mass and capacity

Year 4: fractions and decimals

English

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

Reading comprehension - Emil and the Detectives Erich Kastner

ScienceForces and magnets
D & TPneumatic toys
ComputingWebsite design and online safety
RE

Why do Christians call the day Jesus died, Good Friday?

Geography

Settlements

Wellbeing

Relationships

Our routes to resilience words are: aspiration, independence and self-control

MusicJazz
FrenchOurs Brun'
PEGymnastics and dodgeball

Knowledge Organisers

Topic 3 

Tribal Tales (Stone, Bronze & Iron Age) 

  

In this topic, we will go back to when mankind began and learn about life in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We will find out about Skara Brae, the Amesbury Archer, and create our own prehistoric art.

 

Our Christian value is: Consideration 

 

During this six week topic, we will also be learning:

 

MathsMultiplication, division, length and perimeter
English

Historical narrative and non-chronological reports, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Reading comprehension - we are continuing with the book 'The Explorer' Katherine Rundell

ScienceRocks
ArtPre-historic art
D & TEating seasonally
ComputingVideo trailers and online safety
RE

Judaism

History

Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age

Wellbeing

Relationships

Our routes to resilience words are: determined, kind and creative

MusicInstruments: Caribbean
FrenchLa Chenille qui fait des trous
PEHandball and fitness

Knowledge Organisers

Topic 2 

Rainforests  

  

Some of the questions we will be asking are:

Where in the world are Rainforests and who lives there? What is the Amazon Rainforest like and how is it changing? 

 

Our Christian value is: Consideration 

 

During this six week topic, we will also be learning:

 

MathsAddition and subtraction, multiplication and division (y4s area)
English

Fantasy worlds, playscripts, poetry, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Reading comprehension - our main text is 'The Explorer' Katherine Rundell

ScienceStates of matter
D & TTextiles: Egyptian collars (cross stitch and applique)
ComputingScratch & online safety
RE

What is the Trinity and why is it important to Christians?

Geography

Rainforests

Wellbeing

Keeping safe

Our routes to resilience words are: tolerant, happy and positive.

MusicBody and tuned percussion: Rainforests
FrenchAs-tu un animal?
PERugby and dance

 

Knowledge Organisers

Topic 1

PHARAOHS 

  

Some of the questions we will be asking are:

What did the Ancient Egyptians believe? How and why did they build pyramids? Why did they mummify people?

 

Our Christian value is: THANKFULNESS 

 

During this six week topic, we will also be learning:

 

MathsPlace value, addition and subtraction
English

Myths & legends, recounts, poetry, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Reading comprehension - our main text is 'The Ancient Egypt Sleepover' Stephen Davies

ScienceElectricity
Art

Egyptian scrolls

D & TElectrical systems
ComputingEmailing & online safety
RE

What is it like for someone to follow God?

History

What did the Ancient Egyptian's believe?

Wellbeing

Healthy lifestyles, mental health & growing and changing

Our routes to resilience words are: confident resilient & curious.

MusicTuned percussion - South Africa
FrenchBonjour!
PEFootball & hockey

 

Things to remember:

Although PE will be on Wednesdays and Fridays, it is important to have your PE kit in school everyday.

 

A named water bottle to be in class every day.

 

Homework will go out on TEAMS every Thursday and will be due in on Monday.

 

Spelling tests will begin in a few weeks time and will be on a Tuesday.

 

If you have any questions or things you would like to talk to us about, please don't hesitate to do so. We will be in front of classroom 3 each morning or you can send in a note or email/call the office to get a message to us.

 

 

Knowledge organisers

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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