We kick the first half of Spring off by starting our new topic of 'Our Moving Earth'.
We're talking natural disasters, volcanoes and explosions!
We will be looking at the world around us and the disasters that the earth has created. We move onto looking closely at volcanoes and the different types you find across the planet. Finally, the children create their own volcanoes and see who can create the biggest eruption.
Within the topic, as a design technology link, the children design and create emergency aid box, a volcano and using mouldable materials; and a body cast to replicate those found in Pompeii.
Religious Education explores Christianity in Action whilst also discussing natural disasters and the effect it has on people which links with our PSHCE.
Science this term sees us focusing on Rocks and Soils for the first half (We even get a visit from a real life palaeontologist!) and Plants for the second. The children will be investigating different plants and planting their own beans and watching the changes occur before their very eyes. (I wonder if anyone will have a beanstalk like Jack?)
Important dates for the diary:
PE remains on a Thursday PM and Friday AM
Jules Howard Palaeontologist 27th February 2019
Natural History Museum 5th April 2019
If you do have any concerns or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch either via the office or grab myself, Mrs Robinson or Mrs Griggs on the playground at the end of the day.
Have a lovely term,
Homework will be given out, which is one task linked to our curriculum, on a Wednesday and it is to be handed in on the forthcoming Monday. Learning logs are not given out in the holidays. The expectations are that the children spend approximately half an hour on their task and give in work that is complete, neat and shows good effort.
Additionally, your child is expected to read throughout the week and this needs to be recorded in their pupil handbook which in turn, needs to come into school daily.
Your child will have weekly spellings to learn that are a mixture of words pupils frequently use in their writing and those which they often misspell, along with statutory spelling words from the National Curriculum's years 3 & 4 requirements. Your child will receive their spellings on a Friday and tested the following week.