This Autumn term, year 3 will be studying ‘Jungle Fever’ as their topic linked to the rainforest. They will be learning about plants and animals that live in the Brazilian rainforests. Children will learn the location, the climate and also consider deforestation and fair trade issues. We will be reading ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ and our class story will be ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell. In Science, we will investigate factors that help plants grow and will be looking at the parts of plants and flowers. Hopefully, we will have ‘Jonathon’s Jungle Experience’ visiting our classrooms and sharing some exotic rainforest creatures!
This Autumn Term brings a brand new topic to year 4 – Eureka! That Eureka moment is exactly what we want, as children explore the realms of the Ancient Greeks.
Examining where and when the Greeks lived, will place them in an historical and geographical context of time and place, correlating with significant parallel events in the world. An
influential people from history, children will find out about their gods, their democratic principles and ancient philosophers. They will track back in time to discover how history changed the Greeks and how the Greeks changed history. To make the people come to life, we will look at their clothing, food and costumes. More fun and learning will take place as the children examine the principles of the labyrinth and construct their own labyrinth games. Greek mythology will yield the tale of Pandora’s Box via Literacy, which will extend in to exploring Pandora’s dilemma, and in so doing create a balanced argument. Many other aspects of Greek life and legacy will make this a term, a term to remember!
Raiders and Invaders
This term our focus is the raids and invasion of the Vikings on Saxon
Britain. The children will be exploring how this changed the status quo
of Britain and the Viking legacy. Alongside this, they will also explore
Viking trade and travel around the world.
In Science we will be investigating the life cycles of plants and animals.
We will be thinking about the stage of the human life cycle and linking
this to a discussion of changes that may be happening to the children as
they approach puberty.
Our class reading book is The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd.
This is a thrilling mystery, full of clues, which the children will enjoy
Our topic this term is largely science and PSHE based, as we explore the most incredible machine – the human body. We will start by learning about the organs of our body, our body systems and everything that we can do to keep our bodies working well. We will also be learning about how different substances effect our body and healthy choices that we can make. Later in the term we will discuss how our bodies change as we grow up and human reproduction. In a secondary topic, we will be travelling across the Severn Seas as we read the famous Treasure Island and start our Pirate Anthologies. Over the term, we will explore a range of writing genres, all with a pirate theme. This always proves to be an exciting topic and we look forward to reading the wonderful writing that our talented young authors produce.