Mrs Maffucci, Miss Penfold and Miss Bradley are really looking forward to teaching you all this year and we are looking forward to an exciting term ahead this Summer!
Our team also includes: Mrs Maqsood and Mrs Hussain.
In Autumn term, our topic is 'Rock On'. We will primarily focus on the Stone Age through to the Bronze and Iron Age throughout our History lessons but our other topics across the curriculum will closely link to the Stone Age and rocks. The children will have the opportunity to go on a trip to Cresswell Crags in the new year to consolidate their knowledge and see artefacts and Stone Age caves.
Sentence structure, setting descriptions, non-fiction texts, contemporary narratives and classical narratives will be the focus of our English lessons. The children will explore more into the topic of the Stone Age through reading 'Stone Age Boy' and creating fact files with their learnt knowledge.
Over the term, we will have a science week, which will explore rocks. Our main objectives will be to compare and group together different types of rocks and to investigate how fossils are formed. The children should also be able to recognise that soils are made from rocks.
P.E will be every Monday, where the children will participate in dance and gymnastics. We will alternate swimming lessons between Tuesday and Friday afternoons every other week. Please ensure that your children have their P,E kit in school for these days.
In DT, the children will have an opportunity to design and create their own Stone Age tools. Also, they will have a chance to sculpt Stone Age houses out of saltdough.
ICT will cover word processing, where the children will learn skills on how to edit, save and create their own documents.
PSHE will cover a range of topics including new beginnings, which focuses on starting something new and the feelings surrounding a change. We also cover 'getting on and falling out', where the children will have to role-play scenarios, discuss how to solve them and tackle any friendship issues.
Maths homework is given out every fortnight on a Thursday, either through MyMaths or a worksheet. Spelling homework is given out every week. You can provide extra support for your child at home, by practicing their times tables (3, 4, 8) and looking at the Yr3/4 statutory spelling list. We have been practicing on times table rockstars within class, so we would encourage this to be played at home as well.