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Caythorpe Primary School

Inspiring the future

Emerald City

Year 3 and 4

Mrs Hunt

Welcome to the Emerald City Class

Summer Term (5): In Narnia and Emerald City our topic is "Do we have gren fingers?" 

We will discover where food comes from and understand the different types of farming in Britain (arable, livestock and mixed) and it is dependent on the landscape of the area. Children will I can discuss and debate fair trade, by investigating facts.

In science, as well as further developing skills of working scientifically, children will also identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers. They will also explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant. They will investigate the way in which water is transported within plants.

Year 3s are very excited about their residential to Rand Farm on 16th April. All of Emerald City and Narnia will be visiting Abbey Farm in Kirkstead to find out how our food gets from the farm to our forks!

SPECIAL BOOKS - Please don't forget to bring a book that is special to you for Wedesday 18th Aprils RE lesson. During our RE sessions this term we will learn about the books sacred to the key religions of the world through the following questions. What makes a special book a sacred book? How is a holy nook handled and regarded by the people of a religion? (Christians, Sikhs and Muslims) What are special and sacred books for Hindus?

PE

Outdoor PE will be on a Monday this term, with the focus on Net and Wall games such as tennis and badminton. Indoor PE will be gymnastics for this half term on Thursdays. PE kits should be in school "just in case!" and for any sports clubs. Please ensure PE kit and school clothing is clearly named.

Howework

All children have homework books and a task sheet. Each homework task is worth points. Children should aim to complete a total of 20 points each half term. They may choose their homework task for the week from the termly list. Please could alll homework tasks be handed in on a Thursday so we may celebrate homework together on Fridays. Remember to as creative as you wish for each task. See homework links below.

Reading

Children have an opportunity to change their reading books everyday. However it is helpful if reading diaries are signed to ensure children are reading, engaging and understanding what they read. Please ensure you listen to your child read regularly and sign their reading diaries.

Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl is an award-winning website to help support children’s learning, both at home
and at school. Enjoy helpful tips and activities to support your children’s learning and discover 250 eBooks. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Login available from Mrs Hunt.

Maths

https://ttrockstars.com/login

Follow the link above to log in the "Times Table Rock Stars". 

Useful Weblinks

 

Bitesize Science KS2 Want to know about how our world and all the things in it work? We look at materials, energy, light and sound; and, even observe humans, plants and animals in this section.

Science Clips - explore the science investigations

Homework Help - an excellent site for all mattters of homework.

NRich - many of the children in Year 4 have enjoyed problem solving activities from this website. Why not solve a problem and submit your own answers and reasoning!

Play Mummy Maker -  Click the link to enter the embalmer's workshop, where you are to prepare the body of Ramose, officer to the king, for burial.The chief embalmer, Kha, will be watching your work closely. Complete your task perfectly, or he will be denied paradise.

Homophones - Practise spelling tricky homophones by playing this game.

Find out more about mummification here!

Football and Netball Results

Keep up to date with our league positions at Sporting Success

 

High Street, Caythorpe, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3DR

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