This term’s learning

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AUTUMN TERM IN LOWER SCHOOL

Our topic for the Autumn term is World War One. We will be answering the question: What was life like for a soldier in World War one? We will be looking at the causes of the war, what life was like in the trenches, and celebrating 100 years since the armistice was signed. There will be lots of exciting learning opportunities this term including a themed day ‘in the trenches’ where the children will learn morse code and will sample some World War One food. I’m sure you’ll agree that this term will be full of exciting learning opportunities! As always, if you have any expertise or resources to share, we are always happy to have contributions to our topics from parents/carers and other members of the community.

ENGLISH: This term, the children will be writing a range of texts based around our class book: ‘The Trenches’, written by Jim Eldridge. Through topic and English lessons, the children will create persuasive posters, information sheets, letters and journalistic recounts.

MATHS: After our initial assessments, the children will be concentrating on place value for the first maths topic of the term. Following this, they will be learning mental and written methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and will be applying their skills to a range of problem solving questions.

SCIENCE: The children will be learning about ‘skeletons and nutrition’ during the first half term and ‘sound’ during the second half term. This will be linked to our topic through looking at nutrition in the trenches and singing WW1 songs.

R.E.: Our new year 3 children will be visiting St. Augustine’s Church soon and will be learning about life in our Christian school. In R.E. sessions, Lower School children will be focussing on ‘Incarnation’ for the first half term and ‘Gospels’’ for the second half term.

P.S.H.E.: In P.S.H.E., we will have a whole school focus on ‘mind to be kind’  Children will also be learning about emotions during our class P.S.H.E. lessons.

GEOGRAPHY: The children will be using maps to locate countries of the World, Europe and the UK. They will learn to use compass points and keys in their map work and will record notes.

ART: The children will be exploring the work of Emile Galle, a french glass painter, this term. They will produce some WW1 themed art based around poppies before moving on to to create prayer stones later in the term.

MUSIC: During the year, the children will get the chance to work with our music co-ordinator: Mr Robinson for music sessions on a Friday afternoon. He will be focussing upon African drumming, linked to our visit from the ‘Massai Warriors’, this term. As well as this, we will be covering music through our science work and will be learning World War One songs during our themed day and in topic lessons.

PE: The children will have the opportunity to take part in sessions with our P.E. coach: Mr Clarke. In addition, teachers will be focussing on areas such as circuit training, developing ball skills and orienteering. Please ensure that your child has their P.E. kit with them every day.

FRENCH: All of the children in Lower School will be receiving French lessons throughout the Autumn term with Mrs Widmann-Dardis.

HOMEWORK: Homework will continue to be set on a Friday and  handed in on a Thursday. The children will be set homework in their ‘learning log’ as well as reading as often as possible and practising their times tables in their new times table book.

Lower School Teachers.

AUTUMN TERM IN UPPER SCHOOL

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SPRING TERM IN LOWER SCHOOL

Our topic for the Spring term is the Bronze Age. We will be answering the question: What was life like in a Bronze Age settlement? We will be looking at
what a settlement is and the different roles people took within their community. There will be lots of exciting learning opportunities this term including the themed day which took place last Thursday and our trip to Flag Fen. I’m sure you’ll agree that this term will be full of exciting learning opportunities! As always, if you have any expertise or resources to share, we are always happy to have contributions to our topics from
parents/carers and other members of the community.

ENGLISH: This term, the children will be writing a range of texts based around our class book: ‘The Boy with the
Bronze Axe’, written by Kathleen Fidler.

MATHS: The children will be continuing their learning on multiplication and division for the first couple of weeks of
the term before moving on to learn about fractions and measure. There will be lots of opportunities for the children
to apply their skills to a range of problem solving questions.

SCIENCE: The children will be learning about ’rocks and soils’ in our science lessons this term. This will be linked to
our Bronze Age topic. Towards the end of the term, the children will learn about electricity and will take part in an
exciting ‘science day’ to help their learning.

R.E.: In our R.E. lessons this term, the children will be learning about Salvation. They will also be learning about lent
and Easter and will take part in some fun Easter activities at the end of the term.

P.S.H.E.: In P.S.H.E., the children will be learning about working together and being a good citizen and rules and
responsibility.

GEOGRAPHY: The children will be learning about the environments that people lived in during the Bronze Age. They
will learn to use a compass and will learn about and complete some field work based around their ‘Bronze Age
Settlement’

ART: In year 3, the children will be learning to create a beaker vase for their topic books. In year 3 and 4 the
children will be drawing the Nebra Skydisc and creating bronze age jewellery.

MUSIC: During the year, the children will get the chance to work with our music co-ordinator: Mr Robinson for
music sessions on a Friday afternoon. He will be focussing upon African drumming.

PE: The children will have the opportunity to take part in sessions with our P.E. coach: Mr Clarke. In addition,
teachers will be focussing on basketball and netball. Please ensure that your child has their P.E. kit with them every
day.

FRENCH: All of the children in Lower School will be receiving French lessons throughout the term with Mrs
Widmann-Dardis.

HOMEWORK: Homework will continue to be set on a Friday and handed in on a Thursday. The children will be set
homework in their ‘learning log’ as well as reading as often as possible and practising their times tables in their times tables book.

SPRING TERM IN UPPER SCHOOL

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Summer Term in Lower School

Our topic for the Summer term is the Romans. We will be answering the question: How did the Romans change Britain? We started off our learning by having two exciting themed days. Half of our children were assigned to be Celts and the rest were Romans. The children reenacted the invasion of Britain in AD43 by playing the role of either a Roman soldier or a captured Celt. The children had lots of fun ‘battling’ and learnt a lot about the lives of their characters.

 

ENGLISH: This term, the children will be reading ‘Roman Invasion (My Story)’ by Jim Eldridge. They will be writing Journalistic recounts (Newspaper reports), stories and a persuasive piece.

 

MATHS: The children will be continuing their learning on measures before moving on to shape, angles and data handling.

 

SCIENCE: The children will be learning about sound, electricity and living things and their habitats. This term also includes science week, where the children will take part in lots of exciting learning activities, giving them the opportunity to predict, experiment and analyse their findings.

 

R.E.: In our R.E. lessons this term, the children will be learning about the Christian ‘Kingdom of God’, as well as learning all about Hinduism. We also have an exciting ‘Inter-Faith Week’ planned.

 

P.S.H.E.: In P.S.H.E., the children will be completing year 3 and 4 activities based around Sex and Relationship Education. They will also be learning about road safety.

 

HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY: The children will apply their knowledge from last term to understand what Britain was like before the Roman Invasion. They will learn about Claudius, the reactions to the invasion and the failed Celtic uprising. They will then move on to learning about how the Romans changed housing, technology and travel before finally answering our termly learning question: ‘How did the Romans change Britain?’ We will be using information from Peterborough Museum to help with our learning this term.

 

ART: The children will be learning about mosaics and will also have the opportunity to make their own Roman tablets.

 

MUSIC: During the year, the children will get the chance to work with our music co-ordinator: Mr Robinson, for music sessions on a Friday afternoon. This term he is working with year 3 and will be teaching them to play the Glockenspiel.

 

PE: The children will have the opportunity to take part in sessions with our P.E. coach: Mr Clarke. In addition, teachers will be focussing on athletics, rounders and cricket. Please ensure that your child has their P.E. kit with them every day.

 

FRENCH: All of the children in Lower School will be receiving French lessons throughout the term with Mrs Widmann-Dardis.

 

HOMEWORK: Homework will continue to be set on a Friday and  handed in on a Thursday. The children will be set homework in their ‘learning log’ as well as reading as often as possible, learning their spellings and practising their times tables in their times table book.

 

I am sure you’ll agree that we have an action packed and exciting term planned. If you have any expertise or resources to share about our Roman topic, we are always happy to have contributions from parents/carers and other members of the community.

 

Many thanks

Lower School Teachers.

SUMMER TERM IN UPPER SCHOOL

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