Welcome to Year 3 & Year 4 (Lower Key Stage Two)
Children have now made the transition from Key Stage One and continue with a new, and equally engaging, curriculum. We encourage greater independence and individual responsibility, children go on their first overnight residential, they are able to join the school choir, and our expectations of good behaviour and high standards of work are made clear from September. We have three classes in Lower Key Stage Two and always welcome parents popping in. Our Yammer feed below will give you regular updates about life in our team.
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Overview – Summer Two 2018
Welcome back, we hope you have had a nice break. This term we will be in our final term of the year which means it’s going to be a busy one.
In topic, we will be learning about the Normans and the key dates within that historical period. The children will also be learning about: Bayeux Tapestry and creating a collage, the Battle of Hastings, Norman castles, what the Domesday Book was created for and life after the Norman conquest.
In Science, we are learning about magnets and forces. The children will learn what a force is and how forces are measured. As well as this, the children will identify which materials are magnetic and which are not. In addition, the children will identify what friction is and will test different surfaces to find out which enable certain objects to travel the fastest.
In Maths, we are consolidating the learning we have done throughout the year so far. We will be revisiting many concepts, especially number work.
In English, we are focusing on a book called ‘Invasion’ by June Crebbin and will be planning lots of written activities linking with the Normans and invasions. We will also be writing our own narrative, giving the children the choice to write in the perspective of an invader or in the perspective of someone being invaded. As well as this, we will be revisiting previously taught written skills and techniques.
Homework will be handed out on Fridays and returned to school on Wednesdays which will include spellings, maths and an additional English piece. Please make sure your child’s PE kit is in school at all times. As reading is extremely important in children’s education, we expect them to read on a daily basis which will contribute to their 100 reads over the course of the year. Thank you for your support – Team 3/4