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Next term, 3/4’s theme will be ‘ My Marvellous Medway’ and the children will be exploring the local area and will be researching their local focus areas. 3 / 4 M will be researching famous people in Medway, 3/4P will be researching the Chatham Dockyard, 3/4 F will be researching about the local Royal Engineers and 3 / 4B will be researching the history of Rochester. The children will also be exploring the Great Lines and making sketches of the area using view finders and various art materials.
Week commencing 11th February 2019
3/4's multi-cultural week theme this year is Christianity. During literacy, children will be reading the story ‘Dali and the path of dreams’ and will be writing a diary entry about a dream they have had closely linking their stories to surrealism. Children will also be looking at the Christianity religion and looking at quotes from the bible related to dreams. Children may also have the opportunity to make their own surrealist collage based on their dream. In numeracy, children will be learning symmetry and will be making their own stain glass windows in afternoon sessions. Children will also be making their own tapas dish within their groups. Year 4 will be continuing with their recorder lessons and will have Spanish language lessons.
Week commencing 4th February 2019
In Literacy sessions next week, children will be finalising their Spanish cultural stories. In Numeracy, year 4 will be recapping on fractions. In topic, children will continue to will researching their Spanish regions and will be presenting at the end of the week. Children will be also finalising their Picasso inspired portraits. Year 4 will be continuing with their dancing and recorder sessions.
Week commencing 28th January 2019
This week in 3 / 4 the children will change their Tuesday afternoon activities. Year 3 will begin computing, whilst year 4 learn how to play the recorder in music. In DT on Thursday all children will be food tasting before designing their recipe for Spanish Tapas. All classes will continue their work in art learning about Picasso. During literacy we will be writing our stories from another culture, changing character profiles and settings. In numeracy, children will continue to learn the properties of 2d shapes.
Week commencing 21st January 2019
This week Year 4 will be working on shape in numeracy where they will be focusing on angles. In literacy, all of children in Year 3 and 4 will begin to plan and write their own story from another culture based on the Spanish story of Ferdinand.
In topic work, children will be extending their knowledge of Picasso as well as consolidating their understanding of geographical skills. As well as this, children will continue to have their weekly PE, music and computing lessons which will soon change in coming weeks.
Week commencing 14th January 2019
In year 4 this week, children will be continuing to explore ‘The story of Ferdinand’ and will start to plan their Spanish cultural stories. In Maths, children will be continuing to learn fractions. They will be learning how to add and subtract fractions as well as finding decimal equivalents. In topic, children will be learning to understand how Spain is organised into regions and will be learning about different teeth and their functions. Children will also be learning about Picasso’s paintings from the Spanish civil war and will be continuing with computing and dancing lessons.
Week commencing 7th January 2019
In 3 / 4 this week, we will be starting our new topic of ‘Food Glorious Food’ where the children will study food eaten in Spain. Children will look at where Spain in located in geography and place on a map. Computing and music lessons will continue on a Tuesday pm. Within SEAL all children will be setting themselves goals that they would like to achieve, both in the short and long term, as well as talking about how they will achieve them.
Week commencing 3rd December 2018
In Year 4 numeracy, children will be continuing to develop their written methods for division and multiplication and applying these skills to answering one and multi-step word problems. During Read Write Inc, Year 4 children will be writing a recount based on Egyptian experiences.
In topic sessions, children will be continuing to explore Judaism and will be looking at why Passover is an important part of Jewish life. They will also be looking at magnets and what they are used for in science. This will all be alongside the normal sessions of PE, music, computing and French that takes place on Tuesday afternoons.
Week commencing 26th November 2018
In Year 4 this week, children will be completing their reading, SPAG and spelling tests during Read Write Inc time. They will also be having their first French lessons on Tuesday afternoon. In numeracy, In numeracy, they will be using multiplication and division formal methods as well as accessing mastery questions
In topic work, we are going to begin to create our Christmas decorations as well as taking part in RE and art lessons.
Week commencing 19th November 2018
In Year 4 literacy this week, we will continue with poetry and begin to compose our own poems. In numeracy we will be focusing on dividing by 100/1 as well multiplying by 1 and 0, we will be answering mastery questions to deepen understanding. In topic this week we will continue our science work on forces and learn more about Judaism in R.E.
Week commencing 12th November 2018
In topic, children will continuing to learn about the ancient Egyptians and will be writing a recount about their visit to Kent life and will be reflecting on what they have learned. Children will also be continuing with their Music and Rugby lessons. Children will also be learning about friction in their science lessons.
Week commencing 5th November 2018
In RWI lessons, Year 4 will be continuing to learn about different forms of Poetry particularly looking at key features. In Maths, year 4 will be continuing with their Perimeter lessons and will then be learning how to work out the area of shapes. Year 4 will be continuing with their Computing and Rugby lessons and will also watch ‘The Prince of Egypt’ this week. Year 4 will also be going to the Museum of Kent Life for their Egyptian themed school trip.
Week commencing 29th October 2018
Year 4 children will be exploring different types of poetry in Read, write inc. In Numeracy, Year 4 children will be exploring measurement looking at kilometres and perimeter on a grid,rectangle and rectilinear shapes. In Topic, Year 4 children will be starting their gymnastic lessons and will be continuing with their computing lessons. In addition to this, Year 3 children will be taking part in a nature walk and starting their science lessons about forces.
Week commencing 15th October 2018
Year 4 will be writing their adventure stories in RWI. In Maths, year 4 will be learning about estimating and checking strategies for addition and subtraction. In topic, Year 4 will be learning about mummification and the importance of the ancient ways of recording. Year 4 will also be starting to paint their finished drawings in Art and will also be continuing with P.E and Computing lessons.
Week commencing 8th October 2018
In numeracy children are adding and subtracting 4 digit numbers and introducing bridging whilst in literacy they will be beginning to plan their adventure stories, using all of the information, description and ideas from their learning last week.
Children will be learning about the Egyptian gods and goddesses this week as well as investigating the geographical features of the River Nile. In PSHE lessons, children will be learning about the rule of Law and in Art lessons, children will be making their very own Papyrus paper using brown paper. Children will also be continuing with their computing, music and P.E lessons.
Week commencing 1st October 2018
In Read Write Inc, children will be exploring the way that adventure stories are written following the reading of ‘Shrinking Violet’. They will also be starting their story plan. Within this, Year 4 will be focusing on using fronted adverbials and determiners within their writing. In numeracy, children will continue with their learning focusing on rounding and beginning to use negative numbers.
Also this week the children will be continuing with their learning about Ancient Civilisations with a particular focus on comparing Egypt and the Indus Valley in geography. In history, we are going to explore the different regions of Egypt and learning about Pharaohs. Rugby and gymnastics will continue as well as computing and music lessons.
Week commencing 24th September 2018.
We will be continuing to learn about the Egyptians through, literacy, art, history and geography.
In numeracy the children will be learning place value and applying this to mastery questions. In literacy we are reading Shrinking Violet. The children will continue to read the story and answer questions, make predictions and use their knowledge of the story so far to role play scenes.
Year 3 will learn ocarinas in music whilst year 4 are working on their coding skills in computing. In addition to this, all children will be taking part in either gymnastics or rugby for PE.