Year 3 & 4
Miss McBride is the class teacher and Mrs Hollywood is our fabulous teaching assistant.
We are all looking forward to a really exciting Summer Term.
During our action packed term, we will be attempting to answer this question:
What's the most powerful natural force on Earth?
Our English work will be inspired by our geography based topic. We will learn more about grammar and putting effective sentences together, whilst writing some informative, non-fiction pieces, based around natural disasters. One of our units of work will be based around the book Escape From Pompeii. We will also be writing stories inspired by the film The Lighthouse and will create our own poems.
This term in maths, we will be consolidating our understanding of number and calculation methods, whilst learning more about measurement, time, statistics and shape. We will continue to complete our weekly times table challenges!
We will be covering two topics. The Power of Forces - looking at forces and magnets.
We will also be looking at the characteristics of vertebrates & invertebrates.
Our topic this term is geography focussed. We will be learning all about natural disasters such as volcanoes, earthquakes & tsunamis. Our work will include using maps, atlases and the internet to find out where these have happened, practical work to recreate these forces in the classroom and looking at the effect of natural disasters on humans and the planet.
We will be continuing to look at Esafety, use the internet for research and create multi-modal texts.
During Circle Time, we will get together with children from across school to discuss issues in the news, as well as things that directly impact on us!
Art / DT
We will be making volcanoes and creating our own volcanic eruption as well as studying the Japanese artist Hokusai and recreating his famous picture of The Great Wave of Kanagawa.
Leopards PE day will be Thursday. Please make sure you have your full PE kit in school, including plimsolls or trainers. Jewellery and watches must be removed. We will be learning how to play squash and practising our athletics skills ready for sports day.
Our religious education, will see us discovering more about Beliefs and Questions.
Remember to read at home as much as you can, and get your diary signed. Each time you get your diary signed you will earn star stamps! Everyone who reads at least 5 times a week will get a prize!You can read any book, not just your school reading book!
Every Friday Leopard's will have two pieces of homework to complete. They are expected to complete their homework for the following Friday. Please do your best to support and encourage your child with their schoolwork.
Spellings are given out every week and we will have our quiz on Friday’s.
If you would like to have a chat or pass on any information please feel free to come into class, I will be more than happy to see you. For a lengthier chat please arrange an after school appointment.
This term is going to be very busy but I'm looking forward to having lots of fun as well!