Year 3/ Year 4 Class
Teacher: Miss Thomas
Teaching assistants: Mrs Speake and Mrs Jones
This term’s topic is ‘Cracking Ideas.’ The focus for this topic will be focussing on the Victorian era and the Industrial Revolution.
This term we will be introducing some classics to support different genres of writing. We are beginning the term with one of my favourite William Shakespeare plays – A Midsummer Night’s Dream through story writing and supporting the children to make interesting word choices and approaches to their writing. We will also be focussing on Oliver Twist which links well with our focus on the Victorian era.
In Maths this term we will be completing our work on ‘Fractions’ and then moving onto ‘Decimals,’ ‘Time,’ ‘Statistics’ and ‘Shape, Position and Direction.’ In Year 4, the children will then be moving onto ‘Length, Perimeter and Area,’ ‘Fractions’, ‘Mass and Capacity and Decimals.’ In June the Year 4s will be taking the government times table checker test which requires them to know all of the times tables facts. This involves answering 25 random questions based on all of the times tables facts. They have 6 seconds per question with the target of getting all 25 questions correct. As with the rest of the year, the children should be practising their times tables regularly using TTRS at home as they are encouraged to do so in school.
Our focus for Science will be ‘Plants and Animals, including Humans.’ Children will identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants, explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room
to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant, investigate the way in which water is transported within plants and explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle
of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal. Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat and identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
Our topic is called ‘How did the railways change Minsterley?’ where we will be focussing on the industrial revolution through its transition and development through the railways.
Other areas will be Climate Change within Geography, Programming in Computing, Athletics and Rounders in P.E., Being My Best in PSHE as well as continuing to learn the basics within our weekly French lessons.