Welcome to Class Three!
This half term our topic is 'Our Powerful Planet!' and we will be answering the question,
"What can we do to help to look after the planet?"
Class Three were very excited when we discussed our next topic at the end of Spring 1. In this second Spring Term, we are looking forward to lots of exciting learning opportunities both indoors and outdoors now that the nicer weather is on its way!
In English, through the 'Talk for Writing' approach, we will be immersing ourselves in ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ by Lynne Cherry. We will research and create non-chronological reports about how to protect the rainforest. We will also be working on a poetry unit, where we will explore list poems and kennings based on our topic about our Powerful Planet. In our class reading sessions we will be reading the book ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’.
In R.E we will reflect on this half term's value of 'Kindness'. We will also ask ‘How do Christians make a difference in Cornwall?’ and explore the 'Understanding Christianity' unit of our RE curriculum.
In Maths, we will continue to work on the ‘Multiplication and Division’ unit of Power Maths. We will be focusing on becoming secure with times tables.
In Science, we will be spending Science Week studying the unit ‘Our Diverse Planet’. We will be exploring diverse places around the world. For example, Antarctica. We will be learning about diverse people and the human body. We will research and investigate camouflage creatures and the growth of mushrooms.
In Geography, we will be working on an ‘Extreme Earth’ unit where we will explore what is under the Earth’s surface. We will develop an understanding the cause of earthquakes, tsunamis and tornados and how they are measured. When we have completed this research and learning, we will present our findings to our class and Class 4.
Check out this page for photos below, showing all of the wonderful things we have been doing in our learning!
At home - your challenge is to continue working towards your next Reading Karate Band. Make sure you are also using Sum Dog, Spelling Shed, SPAG.com, Times Table Rockstars and preparing for your weekly spelling challenges! Year 4 children will be bringing home additional times table challenges in preparation for the upcoming times table check towards the end of the year.