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 Autumn!
Our team also includes: Mrs Maqsood, Mrs Hussain, Mrs Williams and Miss Plarkou.
In Spring Term, our topic is called ‘Cracking Contraptions’. This topic will have a central focus around inventors and inventions and we have started this topic by asking the children to create a project all about an invention of their choice. Explanation texts, adventure stories and instructions will be our focus during English and these styles of writing will all link to our ‘Cracking Contraptions’ topic.
Over the term, we will have a science week, which will be linked to magnets, springs and light. Our main objectives will be to compare how objects move on different surfaces, identifying magnetic materials, observe how magnets attract and repel and to recognise that shadows are formed when a solid object blocks a light source.
After our focus on the Stone Age last term, we are now moving onto looking at the Romans. The children will explore the Roman Empire and how this grew over time, looking at the tactics that the Romans used which resulted in them being so successful.
In Music, the children will be following the work of STOMP. They will be composing their own pieces of music using every day household objects and eventually performing these to the rest of the class.
Following on from our community cohesion focus, the children will have the opportunity to learn more about Sri Lanka and identify similarities and differences between the U.K and Sri Lanka.
P.E will be on a Monday and a Wednesday next term, however this may sometimes vary. The children will participate in dance, tag rugby and team games. Please ensure that your children have their P,E kit in school for these days.
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.