Year 3 and 4
Welcome to the Narnia Class
Would you rather be an Athenian or a Spartan?
To begin our topic children will locate Greece on a map and the time of the Ancient Greeks on a timeline. We will explore what is meant by democracy and begin to understand some of the ideas of people living in Athens and Sparta. Children will also learn how to deduce information about Greek beliefs and religious practices from pictures of buildings and pottery and about the beliefs of Ancient Greeks. We will end our topic by holding an Ancient Greek Olympic games, after all, that’s where it all started!
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.
The English curriculum will be taught through a topic approach wherever possible.
In science this term our topic is Properties of Materials: Children will learn scientific vocabulary to describe the properties of different materials and use these to sort a range of materials. They will explore and relate the uses of everyday objects to the properties of the materials they are made from. They will begin to design their own investigations to answer questions.
We follow the Lincolnshire Agreed syllabus for RE. This term the focus is
Diary Dates for Narnia
Wednesday 4th September - New Term Begins
Thursday 12th September - Who do you want to be when you grow up? Dress up as your dream job!
Thursday 19th September - Greek Banquet - Come dressed as an Ancient Greek to kick start our new topic for the term.
At Caythorpe we strive to develop a reading for pleasure culture. In Key Stage Two children use the Accelerated Reader Program. A student reads a book, takes an online quiz, and gets immediate feedback. Students respond to regular feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills. Together with Star Reading and myON by Renaissance, it forms a complete reading practice and assessment solution for students of all ages and abilities.
Children have an opportunity to quiz and 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.
Year 3 and 4 will go swimming throughout the Autumn Term on Wednesday afternoons at Sleaford Leisure Centre.
Please can your child keep a named PE kit in school all week (dark shorts and/or jogging bottoms, a white T-shirt and trainers or plimsolls.) If the weather is fine, PE may take place outdoors so please make sure your child has an outdoor kit. Please can you also ensure that all items of school clothing are named to prevent any mix-ups at the end of the day.
All children have homework books and a task sheet. Each homework task is worth points. A copy of this term's homework tasks can be downloaded below. 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 4 and 5 tasks downloadable 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.
Useful Weblinks - click the title to follow the link
Healthy Active Kids - great online games - test your knowledge of how to keep healthy here!
Rainforest Information - useful for homework tasks
The Rainforest Alliance - More useful information and fun games
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
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
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.
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