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Caythorpe Primary School

Inspiring the future

Emerald City

Year 3 and 4

Ms Cann

Welcome to the Emerald City Class

Summer Term Term (6): In Narnia and Emerald City our topic is "Ou Habites Tu?" 

To begin children will name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time, in the context of maps of the UK. Children will also research the jobs and lifestyles of those living in their local area and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of rural living. Children will plan and produce a map of the school grounds, with the main geographical features and a key. Finally, children will collate knowledge of the local area and identify their local area’s unique selling point to tourists from outside the area.

In science, our local council needs the children of Caythorpe! They want to turn an old industrial site in the village back to a wildlife haven. Which plants and animals would have lived here? What do they need to be able to live here again? Learn about wildlife and their habitats. How have their environments changed? What can we do to help them?

It's design and technology focus this term with children learning how bread from around the world can contribute to a healthy, varied diet. Pupils will also learn more about where their food comes from and how different ingredients are produced (e.g. flour) and use research and tasting to design and make a bread safely and hygienically.

We follow the Lincolnshire Agreed syllabus for RE. This term the focus is Rites of Passage in the religion of Islam. 

At Caythorpe we follow the White Rose Maths Mastery scheme of work. When taught to master maths, children develop their mathematical fluency without resorting to rote learning and are able to solve non-routine maths problems without having to memorise procedures. Please see the current curriculum overview below for concepts to be  covered this term.

The English curriculum will be taught through a topic approach wherever possible.

Diary Dates for Emerald City

Wednesday 5th June - Water Safety Assembly

Wednesday 19th - Friday 21st - Book Fayre in school

Monday 24th June - Sports Day

Thursday 4th July - Year 2 and 3 Residential

Monday 8th July - School Games Day

Monday 15th July - Enterprise Week - items will be for sale at the Whole School Picnic

Friday 19th July - Whole School Picnic

PE

PE kits (white T-shirt, dark shorts and plimsolls or trainers) should be in school "just in case!" and for any sports clubs. Please ensure PE kit and school clothing is clearly named.

Outdoor PE will be Net and wall games. Children will develop skills of sending a ball using a variety of techniques and applying skills to a game situation. This term we will have dance taught by Beth Cresswell.

Homework

All children have homework books and a task sheet. A copy of this term's homework tasks can be downloaded below. 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. (Year 3 and 4 homework tasks available to download below). Please could all 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

Healthy Active Kids - Test your knowledge of how to keep healthy with these fun games!

Rainforest Information - useful for homework tasks

The Rainforest Alliance - More useful information and fun games 

Bitesize Science - information and games on a range of science topics

Viking Quest Game - Go on a Viking Quest - Play the game of 'Viking Quest', which takes you back to AD 793. Can you build a ship, cross the seas, loot a monastery and return home to claim your prize? Your chief has set the challenge, it's up to you to respond.

Victorious Vikings - a useful homework page!

Anglo-Saxon Game - a fun, interactive history game! Flash player is needed to play.

Who were the Anglo-Saxons - Great Homework help here

More Anglo-Saxon facts

BBC Bitesize English - choose from a wide variety of activities to practise, spelling, grammar, using punctuation, reading and comprehension and lots more!

BBC Bitesize Maths - need more practise with place value? Want to be sharper at addition and subtraction. Great maths revision can be found here!

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 matters 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

01400 272600