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YEARS 3 AND 4

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

This half term, Year Three will continue to focus on sustainable development, the human impact on the global environment and its animals. They will explore these themes through their core text, We Will Miss Them. This book has a strong message of the need to look after the global environment and protect life on Earth. Our aim is to prepare the children to be citizens of an ever changing world and understand that our actions have consequences. They will research the reasons why animals are becoming endangered or extinct and devise possible ways in which they can make a difference. Children will study the negative impact of humans on our global wildlife population through the lens of animal products for sale. They will also explore how some families are driven to use hunting and poaching to survive.

Our English outcome will build on the persuasive skills learnt last half term and we will be writing a persuasive letter to convince a retailer to stop selling animal products. Our project outcome, which is linked to our art learning, will be creating African-style print scarves to sell and raise money for a wildlife charity. Through this project, the children will develop their skills in enterprise  and finance, as well as DT.

Maths:  Maths lessons this half term will focus on addition and subtraction. We will be looking at the different methods and how to use them effectively. The children will also be developing their reasoning and problem solving skills, while learning to explain and justify their answers.

RE: In our RE lessons we will be learning about Christianity. We will be looking at some of the underpinning values of Christianity. We will also be linking this learning to our core values and considering why they are the same/different.

Science: During this half term in Science, the children will be exploring rocks and soils. They will sort rocks according to their physical properties and explore how they are formed. They will also look at the make-up of soils and create their own fossils.

PE will take place twice a week.

Our Author Focus for this half term is Anthony Browne.

Every child in Year 3 will read with the class teacher or TA once a week in their guided reading groups and will continue to take reading books home. We urge children to read at home as much as possible in order to continue to develop their comprehension and vocabulary skills. The children can change their books as often as they wish, and they take responsibility for writing the title of their books in their reading record books.

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

 

Year 4

This half term, Year Four will continue to focus on the global theme of social justice and equity. This time through the core text, Christophe’s Story.This powerful book tells the story of a young boy who is forced to leave his home and is encouraged to tell his inspiring story to others. The children will explore the power of story and how they can help to motivate and inspire people in their own lives. They will also reflect on those who inspires them and why. The text is set in Rwanda and will also give the children the opportunity to develop their historical and geographical skills by learning about the conflict that has happened there. The half term will end with the children writing inspirational speeches which they will share with each other. They will also take part in an ‘inspirational week’ where the children will share their learning with the rest of the school and on twitter.

Maths:  Maths lessons this half term will focus on addition and subtraction. We will be looking at the different methods and how to use them effectively. The children will also be developing their reasoning and problem solving skills, while learning to explain and justify their answers.

Art: In our art lessons we will be looking at the young artist, Aelita Andre. We will be using her art work as inspiration to create a painting that links to our emotions. We will use acrylic paint to create different marks and then build on this with a mixture of PVA and paint to add texture to the painting.

RE: We will be learning about Judaism this half term in our RE lessons. We will be looking at how Jewish people live and the important people in the religion. We will also be linking this learning to our core value this half term of respect.

Science: In our Science lessons this half term the children will be learning about electricity. We will identify what electricity we use every day and think about how life would be without it. Children will plan an investigation where they will explore which materials are insulators and which are conductors.

PE lessons will take place twice a week.

Our Author Focus for this half term is Anne Fine.

We will do guided reading every afternoon. The children will be working in groups, supporting each other. Each group will read with an adult once a week. Children will have an allocated day when they can change their books and their reading records will be looked at. Please ensure children have their book bags and reading records with them each day.

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