Dive into a World of Make Believe
Our new topic ‘Dive into a World of Make Believe’ is going to start with research and timelines in history and move towards using our design technology skills for cooking.
For our launch day we will be inviting children to dress up as make believe and roll up to our very own circus inspired day! We will explore circus tricks as well as painting and singing!
The initial focus for this topic will be on history. We will be using thoughtful questioning skills to begin to research to find answers. Timelines will play an important part in our learning as we order events and begin to use our maths knowledge to work out how long ago things happened. We will explore what sources mean in history and how we can gather information about the past from these.
Our Design Technology project will be based around cooking. The children will work together to research, plan, design and make a healthier snack for the circus. They will be tasting different foods and learning about food hygiene as well as how to be safe when using utensils, such as knives, in the kitchen.
RE: Remembering – we will be looking at why we remember and looking at some major faith festivals.
PSHE (Jigsaw): Being Me in My World
We will invite parents and carers to attend our end of topic celebration in the week commencing 11th November (date and time to be confirmed)
The children will be asked to “Dive into a world of make believe” this term throughout the school. In Year 4, we will explore the book “Jemmy Button” as our English focus. Here, the children will be able to take their time machines and travel back to the Victorian era, which will aid our history focus for the coming weeks.
For our launch day, we will be inviting the children to dress up as a make-believe character. We will be turning our classrooms Victorian and delving in to what life was like as a Victorian child, focusing especially on the toys children may have played with.
Following our launch, our initial focus will be on History. We will be concentrating on this period of time, exploring toys, from rich and poorer families and comparing artifacts to build up a picture of what life was like in the Victorian age.
After history, we will have a Design Technology focus. During these lessons, Year 4 will have the opportunity to bake a Victorian treat then research, plan and make suitable packaging for it. Of course, we will make the children aware of health and safety in the kitchen during this activity.
We look forward to having a great first term with you.
Spellings will be tested each Friday and homework collected each Thursday in Year 4 and each Friday in Year 3.
Homework and spelling will be given out every Friday.
Children will also have a weekly times tables test.
Year 3 – Friday
Year 4 – Tuesday
Children need indoor and outdoor PE kit:
Indoor – sand shoes, black shorts and white t-shirt
Outdoor – trainers, black shorts or black jogging bottoms, white t-shirt and black hoodie