Wish You Were Here
Our new topic ‘Wish You Were Here’ is going to focus on map reading, using Atlases and Ordinance Survey Symbols and coordinates. We will be reading the book ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’ by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre.
For our launch day we will be creating postcards, decoding a message in Morse code and creating other arts and crafts to help create our classroom display.
Geography will be our main focus as we look closer at the Northern Hemisphere and the countries that surround us here in the UK. We will be looking at names of countries and their capital cities as well as using maps to help us gain more of an understanding. Once we have a solid understanding of maps, coordinates and Ordinance Survey Symbols we will create our own island with different features!
Our ICT project for this topic is looking at algorithms and ensuring a clear understanding of how instructions need to be clear and in the correct order. We will use an app on the iPads to give clear directional instructions and see how we can begin to debug and problems by looking carefully at the instructions we have given.
PE: Athletics – we will be preparing for Sports Day. Please note children will need an outdoor PE kit.
RE: Encounters – we will be looking at what makes a place sacred.
PSHE (Jigsaw): Relationships
We will invite parents and carers to attend our Summer Festival at the end of this term to celebrate our topic with us.
Our Year 3 children take part in the Hull Singing Days (dates to be confirmed) later this term. This is at City Hall where children from schools across the city join together in a performance. Tickets will be available – more information to follow.
During this topic in Year 4, we are looking at the text ‘The Miraculous journey of Edward Tulane” and will have focused projects linked from this to guide our learning. This will include a newspaper report, a non-chronological report and an explanation text. We will be exploring the journey of the character across the country. We will be making Geographical links to our topic Wish You Were Here.
In our topic, Wish You Were Here, we will be exploring the differences between a village and city and the reasons why people chose to live there. We will also be looking at changing in our local area over time. In order to do this we will be exploring a variety of maps and aerial photos from Google Earth. We will also be learning about algorithms. We will be de-bugging programmes, using variables to control models, and make predictions about programming.
Spellings will be tested 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.
Home reading books will be changed weekly as follows:
3RR – Tuesday
3MW – Tuesday
Year 3 – Thursday
Year 4 -Friday
Children need indoor and outdoor PE kit:
Indoor – sandshoes, black shorts and white t-shirt
Outdoor – trainers, black shorts or black jogging bottoms, white t-shirt and black hoodie