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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

Year 3 spring 2 remote learning content

Our curriculum learning will be about the Victorian era, learning about and comparing different social classes. The children will also identify the Victorian era’s influence on the River Thames today. The children will be further researching the ‘Great Stink’ and the actions of Joseph Bazalgette.

Some useful websites to get your research started are

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/22891981

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2-discovering-the-work-of-Joseph-Bazalgette/zbc2scw

Our English learning, will be based around the core text, ‘Song of the Dolphin Boy’ by Elizabeth Laird.  

Finn has always been different, and in the tiny fishing village of Stromhead he sticks out like a sore thumb. Always told to keep away from the water, he's felt that something was missing until one day he dives in and finds that, swimming with the dolphins, he feels completely at home.

But his new friends are in danger of being injured by the rubbish that floats out into the water - and now a supermarket is going to release thousands of balloons that could drift out to sea and cause even more damage. Desperate to help the dolphins, Finn goes to the Lighthouse Crew, a group of kids who have always left Finn out. Will they be able to set aside their differences to save the dolphins? And what will Finn discover about his past along the way?

A moving adventure about the impact of plastic pollution on our seas, and the campaigning power of friendship from the award-winning Elizabeth Laird, illustrated by Peter Bailey.

You can read/listen to the first chapter here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd4mlfMIaew

Our writing outcomes will be a diary entry.

In maths, we will be beginning by finishing our division and multiplication learning journey, applying our understanding of division and multiplication and identifying the relationship between the two. We will then move into learning about fractions.

We will be:

  • Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator
  • Identifying equivalent fractions
  • Calculating equivalent fractions by multiplying
  • Finding fractions of an amount using a bar model
  • Finding fractions of an amount using the formal method

Some useful websites are

https://www.mathsisfun.com/fractions_addition.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhfs2v4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv798xs

Our science topic, will be plants.

If you would like to learn more you can visit:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z2w3p4j

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8

Please try to read with your child every day at home for ten minutes. Please feel free to give feedback about how they got on. We appreciate all parental feedback.

 

Year 4

Year 4 spring 2 remote learning content

Our curriculum learning will be continuing from Spring 1. We will explore and deepen prior knowledge before beginning the planning process for our final outcome. The children will recap prior knowledge of modern changes caused by a historic event and how this caused the rise and the fall of the Roman Empire in history. Their geography learning will link with this, focusing on how the import and export along the silk road may have affected their rise and fall. 

In Geography, we will be looking into The Silk Road trade routes and the natural disasters that may have been faced, understanding key aspects of climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts. They will be using different geographical sources to identify the different countries and continents linking to the climate zones, biomes, and vegetation belts.

Some useful websites to get your research started are:

Our English learning, will be based around the core text, Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson

Blurb:

Matthew likes sparkling clean surfaces, staying safe in his bedroom and making notes about his neighbours. He hates germs, going outside and feeling like a disappointment to his mum and dad.

When a toddler staying next door goes missing, Matthew finds himself at the centre of the mystery. Every one of his neighbours is a suspect – and Matthew is the key to work out what happened, even as his own secrets begin to unravel.

A story about finding friendship when you’re lonely – and hope when all you feel is fear.

You can read/listen to it on amazon’s audible trial for free The Goldfish Boy (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Lisa Thompson, Leon Williams, Scholastic: Audible Audiobooks  or you can listen to Lisa Thompson read it on: https://youtu.be/3rw7CqRwXZc

Our writing outcome will include a Newspaper article in week 5 and 6. To achieve this, the children will do activities around interviewing, generating their own interview questions, and analysing and comparing different newspapers before creating their own.

In maths, we will be learning about fractions looking at: equivalent fractions, fractions greater than 1 and adding/ subtracting fractions.

This half term, we will also be looking at square numbers.

Some useful websites for our fraction topics are:

Some useful topics for squared numbers are:

Our science topic this term will be a continuation of sound. If you would like to learn more, you can visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmjmwnb there are multiple videos around sound on this page.

Please try to read with your child every day at home for 10 minutes. Please give feedback about how they got on. We appreciate all parental feedback.