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Welcome to Class Three!

 

This half term our topic is 'Curious about Cornwall!' and we will be answering the question, 

"What makes Cornwall a wonderful place to live?"

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Class Three were very excited when we discussed our next topic which is all about where we live! The topic is called 'Curious about Cornwall!'

 

In English, through the 'Talk for Writing' approach, we will be immersing ourselves in a non-fiction text called 'The Cornish Stone Dragon'.  We will learn and retell the text, write character and setting descriptions, persuasive writing, diary entries, letters, advertisements, poetry and comparisons before innovating and inventing our own creatures. We will also be writing non-chronological reports about tin mining in Cornwall.  In our class reading sessions we will be reading the book ‘Beware of the Iron Man’.  

 

In Maths, we will be working on multiplication and division. We have worked half throughout the Autumn term to develop our knowledge of times tables but we will be continuing to develop this throughout the Spring term and for the rest of the year. 

 

In R.E we will reflect on this half term's value of 'Love'.  We will also ask ‘What is it like to follow God?and explore the 'Understanding Christianity' unit of our RE curriculum.

 

In Science, we will be learning about famous scientists and inventors. Especially scientists from Cornwall! For example, Davey and Watt. We will discuss and design what we would invent if we were scientists!       

 

In Geography, we will be developing our geographical skills and field work. We will be using maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries. We will also name and locate parts of Cornwall and countries and cities in the UK. 

 

In History, we will be learning about mining in Cornwall and Cornish heritage. We hope to design and cook our own version of a Cornish pasty! 

 

Check out this page for photos below, showing some 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 spellings challenges! Year 4 will be taking home a times table chart and weekly times table questions in preparation for a test each Friday. 

 

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