For the next few weeks, year 4 will be exploring traditional tales (or fairy tales). We will be comparing and contrasting new alternative retellings to the classic stories. We are going to examine lots of traditional tales so that we can build up our skills in order to write our own version of Jack and the Beanstalk. There are lots of lovely alternative versions of many of the traditional tales so please have fun exploring these at home with your children. Have a look Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes for some funny and occasionally rude versions!
Year 3 Ancient Greeks
For the next few weeks, Year 3 will be learning about the Ancient Greeks through the text 'The Story of Antigone'. We will find out about life in ancient Greek times, look at how pottery was used to depict everyday life and create our own using clay, find out how the Ancient Greeks held the first ever Olympics and the importance of Greek gods and heroes.
Year 4 are spending the last two weeks of term learning all about the Roman invasion of Britain. So far, we have been immersed in the history by ordering a timeline of events from the invasion, enjoyed acting out battles between the Romans & the native Celts and written wanted posters for the Queen Boudicca. Next, we are looking forward to writing different styles of poetry centred around the brave and fierce Boudicca, who led her tribe to battle against the fearsome Roman invaders. Keep checking twitter for updates and photos!
Happy New Year!
All of the staff in Year 3 hope you had a great time together over Christmas and are refreshed and ready to start a new year of learning.
In Year 3, our first topic is going to be based around our book 'Fair's Fair' by Leon Garfield. It tells the tale of Jackson, a poor little boy living in Victorian London.
"Jackson is cold and starving in the dreadful winter weather. He's looking forward to the steaming pie that is payment for a long night's work. When the huge black dog comes - growling and glaring - Jackson gives it half his meal. One bargain soon leads to another - and to some unexpected rewards . . ."
As the book is set in Victorian times, our Foundation subject lessons will link with this theme wherever possible. In PE, the children will be learning how to do 'drill', they will learn Victorian songs in music lessons, find out more about life as a child in Victorian times in History and use London as the theme for learning in Geography. We will be inviting parents in to a class assembly later in the term to share our learning with you - please keep an eye on the newsletter for the date and time.
Year 3 and 4 Class Page
Welcome back to a new school year! We are really excited to get started with our brand new topic of 'Circus' and can't wait to bring it all together with our Circus Skills week just before October half term.
After that, we will be switching to focus on World War 1 to coincide with the 100 year anniversary of the end of the war. During this topic, we will have a visit from The History Man who is amazing at bringing the past to life and creates memorable learning experiences for our children.
If you have any questions about your child's learning, please feel free to come and talk to a member of staff - we are always happy to help.