We are a mixed Year 3 and Year 4 class. Mrs Irvine teaches the class all week. Our new teaching assistant is Miss Lawes. Miss Lawes is with us everyday and often takes children out for intervention.
Spring term 1
In English we are writing descriptively. Using all our five senses we are describing a real setting. We are also writing cinquain poems about the animals and tribes found within the rainforest. To finish this half term we are planning to write in a persuasive manner about the plight of the rainforest.
In Maths this half term, we will use our doubling skills to help us work out the perimeter of a shape. In the outside areas we will build a Mayan city using our knowledge of Mayan architecture and our newly acquired measuring and calculating skills.
Later in the term our area of learning will be fractions.
To tie in with our Mayan topic we will look at food chains of the forest. This will then lead us to investigate habitats and what might happen to a food chain if a habitat were to be destroyed.
Our topic this term is the Mayans. We will aim to answer the question, who were the Mayans and where did they live? During this topic we will investigate the history of this civilisation and the geographical areas that they lived in.
Our topic in Computing this half term is 'Musicians'. We will look at genres of music and the children will have the opportunity to listen to a range of music and decide which they would like to create. The children will use various software to compose and sequence music.
The PE this half term will be gymnastics and netball. Gymnastics will take place inside on Monday afternoon. Netball will be outside on Thursday afternoons. Please remember to send indoor PE kits in on Monday and outdoor kits on Thursday.