Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores. We will sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned. We will be finding out about the lives of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia – never before had such terror swept the land.
Class book – How to train your dragon? By Cressida Cowell
Science topic – Magnets and Forces
History – Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
Geography – Using maps to show invasion routes.
Art/DT – creating dragon eyes, brooches, Viking helmets, drawing gods and goddesses.
Music – Drumming
Computing – Coding
RE – Why do people pray?
PE – Real Gym, Cricket
PSHCE – Exploring emotions.
PE - On Wednesdays children will need to come into school in Outdoor PE kit and on Thursdays children will need to be.
Forest School - Owls will be doing Forest School on Fridays so they will need to come in their school uniform and bring their Forest School clothes with them. Please could children also bring in a separate bag to put their wellies/ outdoor shoes in after they have been worn.
Spelling - Spellings will be available on Spelling Shed on Fridays and they will be tested the following Friday. Copies of lists are attached below.
Homework - Homework will be set on a Friday and is due in on a Wednesday.
Reading - Children should be reading at least 5 times a week. Please remember to record this in their reading record book to ensure they can earn the rewards.
We will be learning about past and present predators and prey, fossils, skeletons, food chains, carnivorous plants and so much more!
Class book - The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood
Science - Water transportation in plants, Skeletons, Food chains, Fossil formation.
English - Haiku Poetry, Non-Chronological reports and Newspaper report
PE - Real PE
Power Maths Y3 - Addition and subtraction, Multiplication and Division
Power Maths Y4 - Addition and subtraction, Measure (perimeter), Multiplication and Division
PSHE - Difference and Diversity
Homework - This will be set on Showbie on Friday. This task should only last 30 mins. It is due in the following Wednesday.
Reading - Children should be reading at least 5 times a week. This need to be recorded in their reading diary to ensure they can receive the Rainbow Readers rewards.
Times tables - It would be beneficial if children could be accessing TTRockstars at least 3 times a week. Children are now in different groups meaning the software will be accessible for them.
PE - Children to come in wearing kit on Thursdays and Fridays. Layers would be beneficial with the colder weather coming in.
Spellings - Below there is a document with their spellings for this half term on. They will also automatically upload onto Spelling Shed every Friday. Their spelling test will be completed the following Friday. Children with differentiated spellings will be told which ones they need to learn and they will also be uploaded onto Spelling Shed.
Daily - Children should ensure they have their reading diary and book with them everyday in school. They should all also have a water bottle with them in school.
I am so excited to see you all on September 3rd! Our classroom is decorated and ready to go. Waiting for each of you on your tables are brand new pencil cases filled with everything you need.
This half term we will become time travelling historians! We will travel back to approximately 9500AD and learn all about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. We will explore how the people of those times lived, what jobs they had, what they invented and so much more!. We will get the chance to make leaflets, design cave paintings, pottery and our own Stonehenge, to name but a few.
Class book - Stig of the Dump
Science Topic - What is Sand?
History - Stone, Bronze and Iron Age timelines, vocabulary, key places, events and people.
Geography - Key areas and locations related to the Ages.
Art/DT - Designing and creating key artifacts.
Music - Drumming and Charanga
Computing - Online/ computer safety, exploring purple mash and coding.
RE - What do Christians learn from the Creation story? What is it like for someone to follow God?
PE - Real PE (Personal)
PSHCE - Being Healthy.
Please complete the highlighted task and one other (2 in total). For the highlighted task of writing a diary, I have attached a document with some writing frames and an example to help generate some ideas. This homework is due on the last Wednesday of term (21.10.20).
Please ensure spellings and timetables are practiced regularly.
Spellings are uploaded every Friday on Spelling Shed and are available until the following Friday (the day of the test). The spellings have also been attached below.
Below I have also attached some other useful information such as knowledge organisers and a copy of the Year 3 and 4 statutory spellings.
Our class page will be updated regularly with class routines, topics, reminders and key information so don't forget to check in regularly!
Miss Grigg will be your class teacher and Mrs Claxton will be the teaching assistant.
Remember to also follow @walton_primary on twitter for updates from the classrooms.
We are all so excited to have you back and to welcome some new children into our school.
Myself and Mrs Claxton would love it if you could send us a postcard telling us about everything you have done, how you are feeling about coming back and if you have any questions. I have attached a template for a postcard which you can print and write on. Alternatively, you can make your own or buy one its up to you! Just add a stamp and send it to school.
We will share these on the first few days so everybody has a chance to share and have their questions answered.
We cannot wait for you to see the classroom and to just have you back. Stay safe and see you soon.