Miss Johnson – Year 3 and 4

Autumn 2018

Year 3&4 Topic web Autumn 1

Week beginning 10th December 2018

We have had a very busy week in Badger Class!

 

Science – In our Science lesson this week, we learnt that light travels in a straight line. We used torches and mirrors to try to change the direction of the light.

Maths – In maths this week we have continued our work on division, concentrating on sharing. We used a place value grid and hundred, tens and units counter to solidify our understanding.

Music – In music this week, we learnt about rhythm. We were inspired by the sounds of “Stomp” and we created our own versions using our bodies and classroom objects as percussion instruments. We finished the session putting all our ideas together to create a whole class stomp!

PSHE – We did a team challenge in PSHE this week. Working together, we had to build the tallest tower that could hold a single marble. We all had the same materials; 30 paper straws, masking tape, scissors and paper. Congratulations to Mikey, Sheena, Brooke and Freddie who managed to build a tower that was 136 cm tall!

Week beginning 3rd December 2018

Science – In this week’s Science lesson we learnt what materials are transparent, translucent and opaque. We investigated how much light passed through each object and recorded our findings. As you can see we had a lot of fun with the torches!

PE – This week we completed our dances. We have worked hard making sure our movements were fluent.

Week beginning 26th November 2018

Geography

We used our digital mapping skills on the computer to locate Parisian tourist attracts.

Science

We completed our investigations in Science about whether or not the size of the shadow gets bigger as a light source moves away from an object.

Maths

We have started our learning about division by investigating the difference between sharing and grouping using cubes.

Week beginning 19th November 2018

PE

In PE this week, we practised difference balances with a partner and then continued to work on our street-dance.

 

Maths

In Maths this week we have been investigating factor pairs; the two numbers that multiply together to get the product.

Class Assembly

We’ve been working hard on our Class Assembly this week. We hope you enjoyed it.

 

Week beginning 12th November 2018

French

In French, we continued to practise our numbers. We focused on pronunciation!

Maths

We have started learning about multiplication this week, using arrays and understanding fact families. The children have worked very hard this week!

Week beginning 5th November 2018

Science

In our science lesson this week, we investigated shadows. We learnt that shadows are formed when a solid object blocks a light source, and we had lots of fun with the torches in the classroom making shadow shapes.

 

PE

We have been lucky to have a professional dancer come in and teach us a street dance. We are really enjoying this whole class dance and learning new dance moves.

Week beginning 29th October 2018

Maths

In our Maths sessions this week, we have been learning how to use the bar model to help us with addition and subtraction calculations. We started the week with an investigation using coloured rods of different values.

English

In English this week, we have been learning how the war affected different people and how they had different opinions. We used drama to show this. At the end of the week, we used our historical knowledge to write letters about how the war changed civilian lives too through rationing and the stress of filling the jobs men left behind when they were sent to war.

Week beginning 15th October 2018

Science

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.

PSHE

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

Science

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.

History

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

English

 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.

French

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

Art

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

Week beginning 17th September 2018

Science

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.

PE

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

Science

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.

Maths

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

Topic

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!