Welcome to Class 4!
The adults working in Class 4 are Miss Cook, Mrs Rich and Mrs Pratt (on a Wednesday morning). Miss Appleyard (teacher trainee) will also be teaching in Class 4 after Christmas. Please come and see us if you have any issues or questions.
Autumn Term Topic: 'The Romans'
Whole Class Guided Reading:
To learn about the founding of Rome, through studying the story of 'Romulus and Remus'.
Romulus and Remus History for Kids: https://www.historyforkids.net/romulus-and-remus.html
History / Geography: The Romans / Rome
- To develop an awareness of the three ruling systems that were used during Roman times: Kings, Republic and Empire.
- To discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each ruling system.
- To locate Rome on a map and investigate the expansion of the Roman Empire.
The expansion of the Roman Empire: http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/ca/books/bkf3/imaps/AC_13_427_romheight/AC_13_427_romheight.html
- To study what life in Britain was like at this time (Iron Age) and study the Celts, including
Celtic roundhouses, Celtic settlements and jobs that people had within a Celtic settlement.
Building a Celtic Roundhouse: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/building-a-celtic-house/5265.html
Life in Celtic Britain: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zcfygk7
The Celts through the eyes of Greek writers: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zgxtsbk
Art: Roman Mosaics
- To investigate, design, research and produce a Roman mosaic.
Design your own Roman mosaic: http://www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/mosaic/mkmosaic.htm
- To study the photographer, Levon Biss (linked to Science).
Levon Biss: http://microsculpture.net/levon_biss.html
- To understand what a 'Rite of Passage' is and name some religious (baptism, marriage, death) and non-religious (graduation, learning to walk, becoming an adult) rites of passage.
- To study Christian Baptism and learn the 5 objects used in a Baptism Ceremony and what they symbolise (church, holy water, candle, chrism oil, white clothes).
- To compare Christian Baptism to another religion's ceremony of belonging; Sikh Amrit Ceremony and Sikh Naam Karan Ceremony.
Christian Baptism (part 1/2): https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zm87tfr
Christian Baptism (part 2/2): https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zr34wmn
A Christian Baptism Story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zhq6sbk
Computing: Online communication and eSafety
- To investigate how word order affects search results and begin to understand how a search engine works.
- To discuss how we communicate online and carry out an investigation to show what methods of online communication are used by Class 4.
- To learn the SMART Rules for keeping safe online.
Being SMART Rules: http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/beingsmart/
- To be introduced to what a digital footprint is and discuss how we can be responsible when online.
Science: Living Things
- To learn the seven life processes, using the acronym 'MRS NERG' (movement, reproduction, sensitivity, nutrition, excretion, respiration, growth)
- To investigate local habitats and the living things that can be found there.
Leaf identification sheet: http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/activities/2015/09/leaf-id/
Nature detective spotter sheet: http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/schools-and-groups/
Minibeast identification: http://www.science-resources.co.uk/KS2/Habitats/Minibeast_identification.html
- To learn about 'classification', what it means and how we can classify living things, using Venn diagrams, Carrol diagrams and Branching Keys.
Animal Classes Information: http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/animal_classes.htm
- To know the terms 'vertebrate' (has a spine) and 'invertebrate' (does not have a spine).
- To understand the importance of observing closely when classifying and study the photographer 'Levon Biss'.
PSHCE: Getting on and Falling out
- To understand that our brain controls different things and that we use two parts of our brain for thinking.
- To learn some strategies for managing our behaviour and taking self-control (smiling, saying sorry, asking for help, talking about our feelings, being helpful).
French: Vowel sounds
- To learn French pronunciation of vowel sounds.
- To learn greetings (bonjour, au revoir, salut).
- To introduce myself (je m'appelle...).
- To ask someone how they are and reply.
Our P.E. days are Tuesday (inside) and Thursday (outside). Please bring both indoor (white t-shirt and black shorts) and outdoor kits (jogging bottoms and a warm top). No earrings please and long hair must be tied back.
Tuesday: Health-related exercise in the form of circuit training, focusing on improving our performance in 4 areas: speed, cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, co-ordination.
Thursday: Multi-skills (throwing, catching, running, jumping, hopping).
* We shall be going out into the local environment and investigating what living things we can find.
* We will be visiting the Light Box Library in town.
* We have South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue coming in to school to talk to all the Y3 children about fire safety on Wednesday 6th November 2019.
* We will be going to the Cenotaph for the Remembrance service on Monday 11th November 2019.
Every time your child reads at home, please note this in their reading journal with a signature and a comment if you wish. Children who read 3 times per week, will choose a book from book club to keep!