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Years 3 & 4

Are You Feeling Hungry?

This term our topic is ‘Scrumdiddlyumptious!’

During this topic, the children will have the opportunity to use their senses to explore different foods and sort them using their own criteria. They will taste test different vegetables in preparation for planning and making their own soup in Design Technology lessons.

In Geography the children will learn about lines of longitude and latitude and recap where they live in relation to other countries and continents. They will use atlases to plan routes around different countries. Also, they will study Brazil and identify the human and physical features of the country.

In English, the children will be writing instructions based on a range of recipes and following them to test out the accuracy. They will also be learning about unusual foods that are eaten around the world and using this as an inspiration for writing nonsense poetry.

In Maths the children will be developing their basic addition and subtraction skills and applying this to using written methods as well as problem solving. They will be solving problems using length and finding perimeters of 2D shapes.

Within P.E the children will be taking part in gymnastics, hockey and fitness lessons.

In Science lessons the children will be learning about balanced diets and planning healthy meals. They will also explore light and dark and use their new learning to perform shadow puppet shows.

Things to try at home:

  • Write a shopping list for your family’s weekly menu and calculate how much it will cost.
  • Keep a food diary to record the different types of food you eat over the weekend. Are you eating a balanced diet?
  • Make an alphabetic list of foods from A-Z. Can you think of one for every letter?
  • Make a dish from a recipe book and take photographs to share back at school.
  • Write an imaginative story that starts… ‘You’re not going to eat me are you?’ said the…..
  • Make a fabric dye from a strongly coloured fruit or vegetable. Try beetroot, carrots, tea, spinach or strawberries. Try dip-dying an old white T-shirt or handkerchief into your coloured dye… what happens?
  • Design and make an exciting sandwich. Taste test your new creation and take a photograph to show us at school!
  • Create an information leaflet / PowerPoint about Brazil to prepare for further learning in school.

Please remember to continue to read at home with your child and make use of Times Table Rockstars and Numbots.

Here are some things you might want to do at home:

  • Write some number calculations using Roman numerals, for your friends to solve.
  • Look at holiday brochures and online information to find out about modern day Rome as a tourist destination. Which tourist attractions would you like to visit? What is the weather like?
  • Try to find a map of Roman Britain. Find out about some of the names of towns and cities. What are their modern names?
  • Read a book or watch a film on a Roman theme. Write a review.
  • Make a model of a Roman villa using junk materials such as cereal boxes, coloured paper, tin foil and cardboard tubes.

Reminders

Due to current circumstances, please only bring essential items to school on a daily basis: Reading book, spelling book, reading diary, homework books and a lunch box (if not having hot school meals).

Please provide your child with a refillable water bottle that is taken home daily for washing before returning to school the next day.

Please ensure your child has a coat and any additional items of clothing such as: gloves, scarf and hat to keep them warm outside on the playground. As we are having to keep windows open in the classrooms due to current circumstances, additional items of clothing under school uniform may be necessary for keeping your child warm at school.

PE Days

Miss Hunt- Tuesday and Thursday

Miss Saddler- Monday and Thursday

Mrs Lockley- Tuesday and Thursday

The teachers in Lower Key Stage 2 are:

Miss Hunt- Zebra’s class

Miss Saddler- Lion’s class

Mrs Lockley- Giraffe’s class

The adults supporting in Lower Key Stage 2 are:

Lorna Smith, Mrs Donald, Sarah Hall and Mr Reynolds

 

Supporting Your Child at Home