Welcome to Elm Class.
Mr Strawson (Monday to Friday)
Further information about our learning in each subject can be found on the planning mat.
Please make sure that your child has the following in school:
- A PE kit
- Outdoor shoes that can be worn on the field when muddy
- A water bottle
Children also need to bring their reading book (either one from the school library or home) and reading record into school every day.
-We will be studying child friendly versions of some Shakespeare plays.
-Linked to our topic, we will be studying a range of non-narrative texts about the United Kingdom, including its history.
-In term 4 we will study a modern day British author and write stories in a similar style.
Our whole class guided reading will focus on non narrative text features in Term 3, and on the features of playscripts in Term 4.
Our learning will cover the following:
Multiplication and division, area, money and statistics.
Fractions, decimals length and perimeter.
We will consider many real life examples, especially around money and statictics, and link some of our learning to our geography skills as part of out topic work.
SCIENCE AND COMPUTING
How is sound formed? Can we control sound and does it travel?
What is electricity, how do we use it and how does a circuit work?
Can you give clear instructions? Can you create an algorithm that a computer can read? Use your skills to make a sprite move and perform actions.
How does a cam mechanism work? What different types of cams are there? Can you make a rainforest mechanism that uses a cam?
Which well known artists from the UK do we know and can we replicate their style or art?
How does different music make you feel? How can we evaluate music from a range of British composers?
PE & PSEE
In Terms 3 & 4 we will be doing the following sports:
Year 4: Handball, Tag Rugby
Year 3: Tag Rugby, Handball
Our second PE session will cover dance and gym skills. Both indoor and outdoor PE kits must be in school at all times.
We will be celebrating difference in Term 3, and in Term 4 will be thinking about our dreams and goals.
What is the UK? What physical features can we find across the UK? How are different parts of the UK similar to each other? What is the difference between urban and rural?
What are the key beliefs and values held by Jews? Which festivals are important to Jews? What is the role of a Rabbi?
How well do you know the Easter story? Why is this significant for Christians.