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’s learning this half term:

This half term, children will begin with The Arts Fortnight. Inspired by the theme of local community, the children will be creating a presentation, alongside a voiceover to give their audience information about the local area. In curriculum, the children will continue to explore the history period of Ancient Egypt, with a particular focus on female rulers during the time.


English: Following on from The Arts Fortnight, the children will be inspired by their core text ‘Rosie Revere Engineer’ to explore the theme of gender equality. They will then produce an inspirational speech all about the topic of career aspirations. 


Maths: In this half term, the children will begin their learning by learning about measurement, comparing and measuring mass and capacity. They will then move onto learning all about 2 and 3-dimensional shapes, exploring their properties. Alongside this, children will be exploring angles such as 90 degree corners in a real-life setting.


PE: The children will continue to develop their athletic skills in both of their PE sessions each week. They will be having a one session per week Mr O’Reagan where they will develop team-building skills and further develop their athletic skills.


Art: This half term, The Arts Fortnight will be an opportunity for children to have daily creative art opportunities. Our theme is local community and we will be creating a piece of art individually inspired by this theme alongside a collaborative piece where we will be recreating a map of the local area using charcoal and fabric paint.

Science: Year 3 are going to be learning all about animals including humans. They will be focusing on the human body, exploring the muscular system and digestive system. 

RE: This half term we will be learning about key beliefs of Hindus, examining the key beliefs of this religion, the significance of worship and exploring a variety of religious stories linked to Hinduism.  

Year 4’s learning this half term:

This term, Year 4’s global theme will continue to focus on sustainable development. We will be focusing on the inspiring true story of Greta Thunberg, a young eco-activist whose persistence sparked a global movement. Following her example, the children will explore Global Warming, and positive changes they can make in the community. This links to our history and geography learning where we are thinking about farming and how it affects the environment. In addition, we will look at animal welfare and the way animals are treated. We will be continuing to learn about sustainable food and researching different recipes that use sustainable foods. Towards the end of the year, we will be cooking and tasting the chosen recipe.


Maths:  This half term in maths, we will be reviewing our learning. Children will build on their prior knowledge and continue to develop their reasoning and problem solving skills. Children will also continue to practice their times tables to 12.


Art: This half term we will have The Arts Fortnight focusing on art, drama, dance and music. The children will work collaboratively to create Japanese inspired outcomes inspired by wellbeing and the artist Kintsugi. The finished group pieces will be decorated plates that have been broken and put back together. Children will also individually recreate the design on a piece of paper, which they will fold into origami. All of these pieces, as well and their dance and music outcome will be showcased for you to see.


RE: This half term in RE we will be exploring Hinduism. We will learn about the different beliefs, religious practices and ceremonies.

PE: In PE, we will be focusing on athletics activities and team building.

Science: Our science lessons this half term will continue to focus on Living Things and their Habitats. We will be grouping living things using different properties and we will think about how environmental changes affect living things and their habitats.