Miss Johnson – Year 3 and 4

Autumn 2018

Year 3&4 Topic web Autumn 1

Week beginning 15th October 2018


Children created mini compost bins by creating layers of different materials in the Explorers area. Rocks, compost, worms, vegetable/fruit peels, leaves and small quantities of water were added to them. We are keeping the compost bins safe to watch what happens over time.


We were learning about ‘rights & responsibilities’ this week. Children understood that all rights come with responsibilities and expectations. We learnt it is important to consider other people’s rights and responsibilities as well as our own.



Week beginning 8th October 2018


In science, we learnt about the different types of soil. We tested their water permeability by investigating how much water passes through them in five minutes.


In history, we learnt about what life was like in the Iron Age and compared this with the Bronze Age. We acted out different jobs they had to do, linking to our English Stone Age Boy work we did last week.

Week beginning 1st October 2018

School Trip to Flag Fen

We enjoyed our visit to Flag Fen where we learnt about prehistory. There were monumental discoveries like the wooden causeway and platform. Archaeologists also found artefacts dating as far back as the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Long boats were discovered in Must Farm, which prehistoric people would have used for travel and trade. The children enjoyed looking at the materials, which had been excavated in the area. They also enjoyed making a pinch pot out of clay!

Week beginning 24th September 2018


 In our English lessons this week we have been writing and editing our Stone Age story endings. We also learnt about including interesting sentence starters to improve the quality of our writing.


 In our French lessons we learnt where in the world they speak French and how we’d say different nationalities.


We have finished our cave paintings and they look very authentic!

Week beginning 17th September 2018


In Science, we observed how rocks change over time. We tested various rocks to check their density by seeing if they sink of float. Additionally, Badgers tested the effect of weathering and erosion by shaking rocks in a jar of water. They found, particularly in sedimentary rocks, that pieces of sediment would break off into the water.


Children are continuing to practise their hockey skills. This week we focused on having control over our sticks and balls!

Week beginning 10th September 2018


We started our learning on rocks and fossils by looking at the three different types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. We handled the different rocks and categorised them into naturally occurring and man-made, like cement.


We are learning the place values of different numbers and practising reading and writing numbers up to and beyond 1000.

Week beginning 5th September 2018


The Stone Age was introduced as our topic this half term. We discussed the different tasks or jobs these people had. We had a go at acting out the activities down in the explorer’s area.

We enjoyed getting to know each other too!