Welcome to Year 3/ Year 4
Please visit Our Curriculum section of our website, where you will find our Class Overviews which detail what we will be learning this term.
Autumn term 2
Who were Britain’s first builders?
This term we have a history focus on the Stone Age. We become archeologists as we use artifacts to discover what life was like for the very first settlers. In English we ese the multi-layered graphic text Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age by Raymond Briggs (Red Fox). We will compose writing for a wide variety of purposes and write in role in order to explore and develop empathy for characters. Text types we will cover will be; Scripts, Instructions, Postcards, Information Writing , Recounts, Comic Strips, Persuasive Speeches, Advertisements and Poetry. In maths we learn how to add and subtract 3 digit numbers using apparatus. In art we use charcoal to emulate the earliest form of art- Stone Age cave paintings. Our key author for this half term is Dick King-Smith.
Autumn term 1
Why do we have cities?
This term we have a geography focus on why we have cities. We study the cities of the UK in great detail and consider why cities are important. We will also undergo a field work study in Durham City Centre! In English we read the book ‘The day the crayons quit’ and write our own letters to Duncan as punctuation to create a class book ‘The day the punctuation quit’. In science we begin our topic of animals including humans. In maths we study place value and look at numbers up to 1,000 in great detail. In computing we watch the SMART crew videos and discuss how we keep safe online. Our key author this half term is Roald Dahl and we read his book ‘The Minpins’. We then crate our own Minpins in art using clay and other materials.