Class 2 Atlantic Ocean
Y3 and Y4 Curriculum
Welcome to Class 2 - Atlantic Ocean.
We have a very exciting year ahead and I am sure the children will enjoy learning and working together. Below is information about our class routines to help parents have a feel of what your children are doing and when. For more detailed information, please see the subject pages on our Class 2 page.
Class 2's Teacher is Mr Scully and our Teacher in Training is Mrs Houghton.
Our topic this term is 'Misty Mountain, Winding River'
In this project, your child will learn about the characteristics and physical processes of rivers, including how they shape the landscape over time, their significance around the world and the impact of flooding. They will learn how to use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and a key to locate and plot geographical places and features on a map, as well as how contour lines are used to show the topography of an area. They will have the opportunity to learn about the stages of the water cycle and about mountains and their different formations, studying mountain ranges in the United Kingdom and around the world. They will also learn about habitats and how human and natural influences can have an impact on the environment.
Our text this term is King of the Cloud Forests by Michael Morpurgo. We will also be using River Story in our English lessons. Our spelling will continue to focus on our 'orange words' as well as our weekly spelling units. Our GAPS themes are adverbs and sentences in Year 3 and apostrophes and sentences in Year 4.
Our Maths themes this half term is place value and addition and subtraction. Each Monday and Friday we will be working hard with our Beat That Maths to help us learn and recall quickly our times tables facts up to x12.
Our RE topic is 'What is it like to follow God?
Our Science topic for this half term are Habitats and States of Matter.
Our PSHE topic is Changes.
Class 2 will have a PE lesson on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has the correct kit for these days. Swimming lessons will also be on Tuesday afternoons.
We will also be enjoying music lessons on a Tuesday morning with the Wider Opportunities scheme with each child learning how to play a brass instrument which will be brought home each week for the children to practise.
Homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Each week children will have a Maths and English piece to complete in their homework book. In addition, children will be expected to read each day and this is to be recorded in their reading record diary which should be returned each day. We also use TT Rockstars which can be accessed at home and this is a fun way to learn and improve their times tables knowledge.
I have also set our regular 'Termly Together' project which links to our topic. Please see the Misty Mountain, Winding River topic page and choose which activity your child would like to do.
Throughout each day we will also be taking part in fun activities such as the Daily Mile and Go Noodle which the children enjoy.
If you have any questions please speak to me at the end of the day or contact me at school.
Mr Scully & Mrs Houghton
Black History Month
Below is a link to some websites looking at, and teaching us about, Black History Month. October is the usual time when Black History is highlighted although it does not have to just be October. We have been discussing and looking at these links in school but feel free to take a look at home.