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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 (5): In Narnia and Emerald City our topic is "How do we keep healthy?" 

Children will develop their scientific understanding of the human body and performance through scientific enquiry. They will develop their knowledge of looking at survey data to answer questions and display it in the form of tables and bar charts as well as explaining data from their own research. Children will learn to look for trends and patterns to draw conclusions.

In art our focus is Human forms looking at the art of Henry Moore and Alberto Giacometti . The emphasis of this unit is in using sketch books to record observations and use them to review and revisit ideas in the context of inspiring the drawing activity. Throughout the unit children will have opportunities to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing in the context of felt tip drawings, 3D modelling and sketching.

We follow the Lincolnshire Agreed syllabus for RE. This term the focus is "Food and Fasting".  Food plays an important role in different cultures and traditions. This links in wit our topic of "How do we keep healthy" as some traditions involve foods we would normally view as a treat. How many Easter eggs did you have? Children will explore the importance food plays within a range of religious and cultural festivals. They will discuss the different ways food is thought about and used in our everyday lives. They will explore the different effects of abstaining from something and how and why religious believers fast.

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 1st May - Friday 3rd May - Y4 and 5 Camp Redwood residential

Friday 17th May - FSA Movie Night - "Lego Movie"

Thursday 23rd May - Fitness Profiling

Thursday 23rd May - Emerald City Assembly - 2.55pm - All welcome

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


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.


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.


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.

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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!

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