Year 3 & 4

Welcome to our learning in Year 3 & 4 - Summer 1


Welcome back for the summer term to Year 3 and 4!  Hoping that everyone in Year 4 had a fantastic time on School Journey, and plenty of rest over the holidays!

This term on the middle floor our topic is Groovy Greeks, and we will be learning all about Ancient Greece – this will be the focus of our every subject, particularly History in which we will not only learn about how the Greeks lived, but also about the difference between Athenians and Spartans; we will be thinking about which we would rather be and having a debate on the subject.

In Literacy we will be looking at the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur; we will retell the story and also prepare a debate on whether or not Theseus was right to kill the Minotaur.  We will also be looking at Titian’s painting of Bacchus and Ariadne. 

Later in the term, we will also be taking a trip to the British Museum where we will have the chance to view and observe some Ancient Greek Artefacts, and we will be participating in our topic’s learning in a hands-on way with a Greek Day towards the end of term, during which we will be dressing up as Greeks and participating in Greek-themed lessons including debates.

We have lots of Art planned for this term; we will be making Greek pots out of clay, as well as papier maché vases which we will be decorating using crayons and paint which we will then scratch off in Greek patterns and styles to reveal the colours underneath.  In ICT, we will be using Comic Life to retell Greek myths.

The main focus for this term’s Numeracy will be problem solving and metacognition; using our own knowledge to solve unknown problems, and thinking about whether something is always, sometimes, or never true, as well as looking at the question – “if I know this, then what else do I know?”.  PHSE will be focussing on friendships and managing conflict, and in PE we will be playing cricket and benchball as well as continuing with our weekly run in the Pleasaunce.



Year 3 & 4 Latest News

It is the end of a long but fantastic school year - here are some photos of celebrations and parties from all over the school to keep you smiling during the well-deserved and much needed break... Enjoy, all!

Posted: Thursday 18th July 2019, 3:14pm

Year 3 and 4 had a fantastic time with Greek Day on Friday - they baked bread, performed Horrible Histories style sketches, and celebrated their learning from the previous term. What incredible costumes!

Posted: Tuesday 16th July 2019, 2:32pm

Lots of fun was had by all at the Halstow Summer Festival - apart from those who spent time in the docks, cooling down! Thanks to everyone who attended, organised, and enjoyed

Posted: Tuesday 16th July 2019, 11:07am
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