History - chronology of first trains and railways; growth of railways in Britain
Science - Teeth and digestion
RSHE - Be Yourself
Art - Landscapes
RE - Christianity - Investigating Jesus
Computing - Online safety
PE - Outdoor and adventurous activities; gymnastics
French - Shapes
Maths - Number and place value focus
Our English texts will include fiction texts which we will use to explore genre, punctuation, sentence and text structure.
In whole class reading lessons we will study the text James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.
Reading skills will be further developed, including fluency, literal retrieval skills and inferential skills. Encouraging your child to read at home, and to enjoy sharing stories will help to develop a lifelong love of reading - whether it is a school book, magazine, graphic novel, online news or anything else that is age appropriate! Enjoy!
In writing, we will focus on developing sentence structure using Rainbow Grammar, and enhancing vocabulary including through dictionary skills. We will continue learning Year 3 and Year 4 Read Write Inc. spellings this half term. Children will have 10 spellings to learn linked to the weekly spelling theme.
In maths, formal calculation will be the focus, ensuring children work towards fluency in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Mental fluency is the key to independence and confidence in maths, so children will practice counting forwards and backwards, revisit number bonds, mentally add and subtract, and accurately and quickly recall times tables. Times Tables Rock Stars homework will be set to support the learning of times tables and there are a number of other websites and apps that are free that can be used at home to support learning such as Hit the Button, Topmarks and URBrainy website.
It's going to be a fabulous half term!
Many thanks, Mrs Wass