Grizedale Class – Autumn
This term our topic is ‘Danger! Danger!’ Look at all the exciting things we will be learning about by clicking on the topic leaflet.
In our English work this term we have written mystery stories based on the story of The Water Horse. We planned our own fantastic discovery and what it would turn out to be and wrote a full chapter for our event. We have also been working on persuasive letters and how we can argue to keep all of our play time! We have also completed a number of piece of Big Writing in which we have shown all of our amazing skills.
Our maths work this term has been outstanding. We have managed to improve our understanding of place value (including rounding) and addition and subtraction (including written methods). We are moving on to multiplication and division (including written methods) as well as working on perimeter and negative numbers.
We have spent a lot of time working on our times tables, reasoning and problem solving and we get better every week.
This term in science, we have been learning about teeth and digestion. We have learned about different types of teeth and why we have them and also we have found out what happens when we eat. We have made sure that we have been very hands on by making models of teeth and carrying out a few different investigations.
So far this term we have been very busy in our RE lessons. Our first topic was Harvest and we learned a lot about why we celebrate harvest in our culture and religion but also how harvest is celebrated throughout the rest of the world. We have now started looking at the rules that we live by and are thinking about how the 10 Commandments can shape our lives and the lives of others.
In art this term we will be working with an artist to create sculptures related to Remembrance Day. We will research the artist’s work and learn new skills during the half day workshop.
History / Geography
Our history topic this half term is the Anglo-Saxons. We have learned about where they came from, why they came here and many other things about their daily lives. During our Anglo-Saxon day we had a visit from a Viking who helped us understand the world in the times of Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We took part in many exciting activities such as making underwear, taking part in a market and even a real battle. All of the children learned a lot from the immersive day!
In our geography we will learn more about the countries from which the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings came from. We will study maps, learn about cultures and even explore the industries that are thriving in other parts of Europe.
In PE this term we have spent 6 weeks working on our gymnastic skills. We have worked on ways of putting sequences together which have included rolls, jumps, travels and balances. During these lessons, we worked on ways to make smoother movements and transitions and applied our floor work to different apparatus.
We are now working on dance with a specialist teacher. To fit with our these of Danger! Danger! we are working on a stimulus of superheros and villains.
Our year 3/4 school football team recently won the small schools tournament at Garstang Community Academy!
In computing we have been learning all about how we can search the internet safely and find the information we are looking for. We have found out what the internet actually is and how a search engine works. We have also looked at what makes our searches safe and reliable as well as how we can make sure we find the specific information we are looking for.