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At Rockliffe Manor Primary School, we ensure that learning is planned for in a cross curricular way, this ensures that children are able to make links within their learning. Lessons challenge all pupils through a variety of activities, providing opportunities for feedback from adults and peers. Through high expectations of everyone at Rockliffe Manor we aspire to achieve outstanding outcomes.

Year 3

English: This half term we will be studying ‘The Tin Forest’ by Helen Ward. It tells the story of a lonely man who longs to make the area he lives in a better place. It also gives the message that you should never give up on your hopes and dreams. Our written outcome will be writing inspirational speeches based on the issue of air pollution. We will also be looking at famous environmentalists such as Michael Gove, Leonardo DiCaprio and Zooey Deschanel.

Maths: This half term we will be looking at geometry, focusing on 2D and 3D shapes, angles, and perpendicular and parallel lines. Towards the end of the summer term we will be working on mass and capacity.

Science: The children will be exploring the function of different parts of plants and carrying out an experiment to see how water is transported in plants.

History: This half term we will be looking at when air pollution first began, what the main causes of it are and what we can do to try and tackle the issue.

RE: This half term we will be looking at Sikhism, focusing on what the main beliefs are. We will also be visiting the Gurdwara to see where Sikhs worship.

Art: The children will be completing a piece of art work linked to our Creative Arts Week theme of ‘Junk’.

PE is every Monday and Wednesday afternoon.

Our Author Focus for this half term is Francesca Simon.

All children take part in a guided reading session daily. We shall also be continuing the Reading Challenge we began last year - hopefully the children have been busy reading during their spare time! Please make a note in your child’s contact book when they have read with you, writing down the name of the book and your initials. The children can change their books as often as they wish, and they take responsibility for signing their books in and out of the book corner.

Any reading at home is great, it doesn’t need to be a long session – 10-15 minutes a day is fine; once this is established as part of a child’s routine, it quickly becomes a very enjoyable part of the day for both child and parent.

The children will continue to receive a range of homework tasks based on points. In Year 3 we ask for children to try to complete enough tasks to earn 15 points.

We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you would like to come in to visit to see our learning, please contact your child’s class teacher.

Please click here to view the Curriculum Framework for Year 3.

 

Year 4

English:This half term we shall be studying ‘Emil and the Detectives’ by Eric Kastner. We will be exploring the skills needed to write a newspaper article about the mysterious thief from the story.

Maths: The children will be learning about angles, lines of symmetry and coordinates. We will be exploring different types of angles. We will learn how to read coordinates and also be using our learning about coordinates to create our own map for the playground.

Science: The children will be learning all about sound. We will investigate sound and the vibrations that cause sound to happen. We will also be attending a workshop by the School of Noise.

Humanities: This half term we will be exploring the local area, focusing on the road layout and any traffic problems. We will conduct a survey and propose ideas of how the problems can be resolved. The children will be generating a written proposal to Matthew Pennycook about the local area including traffic, transport and roads around our school.

RE: In our RE learning, we will be continuing to explore Buddhism. We will be learning about the Buddhist community and exploring karma and meditation. To further our understanding, we will be taking part in a meditation session.

PE lessons are every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Our Author Focus for this half term is Ian Whybrow.

All children take part in a guided reading session daily. We shall also be continuing the Reading Challenge we began last year - hopefully the children have been busy reading during their spare time!

Each child has a reading grid in their contact books; please remember to make a note on that grid of what the children have read and initial it as those books will contribute to the children’s Reading Challenge totals. All children are welcome to exchange their books with one from the book corner when they have finished.

Any reading at home is great, it doesn’t need to be a long session – 10-15 minutes a day is fine, but once this is established as part of a child’s routine, it quickly becomes a very enjoyable part of the day for both child and parent.

The children will continue to receive a range of homework tasks based on points. In Year 4 we ask for children to try to complete enough tasks to earn 15 points.

We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you would like to come in to visit to see our learning, please contact your child’s class teacher.

Please click here to view the Curriculum Framework for Year 4.