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!
Our team also includes: Mrs Maqsood and Mrs Hussain.
In Spring Term, our topic is Eureka. We will primarily focus on inventions and how things work. This will link closely to our History topic of the Romans, where we will look at things that the Romans invented that have been developed over time and that we still use now. The children will also get the opportunity to take part in a visit day from a Roman Soldier, who will explain more about Roman artefacts, daily life and Roman games.
Adventure stories, recounts and instructions will be the focus of our English lessons. Also, the children will get the opportunity to create a diary entry from the perspective of a Roman Soldier and they will also be introduced to Wallace and Gromit’s Cracking Contraptions and will be able to explain how they work.
Over the term, we will also have another Science Week, which will explore forces and magnets. Our main objectives will be to compare how things move on different surfaces and to compare and group together different objects on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet.
P.E will be every Monday and Wednesday where the children will participate in cricket, team games, gymnastics and rugby. Please ensure that your children have their P,E kit in school for these days.
In Geography, we will be exploring different countries in Europe and looking at their physical and human features. Then, we will move onto exploring the culture of Japan. This will then link to our DT topic of cooking and nutrition, where the children will create food from the Japanese culture.
ICT will cover databases and algorithms, where we will learn how to create our own database. In R.E, we will focus on Hindu Worship and in music, we will be looking at STOMP music, and creating our own pieces using objects from around the classroom. Furthermore, in SMSC our topic is ‘Good to be me’, which focuses on setting goals for yourself and positive personality traits.
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.