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Year 3 and 4


Autumn Term 2017

Our topic in the Autumn term is based on ‘Construction’.

In the first half term, this will revolve around 'Prehistoric Britain' and the progress of humans from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. This will involve some science work on rocks, soils and fossils as well.

In the second half term, we will be focusing more on the idea of Construction itself, including work in science on forces and electricity. We will be combining work on learning facts with science investigations, allowing the children to learn for themselves.

This year, the children have not been placed in year group or ability-based sets. With all of our work on ‘Growth Mindset’ within the school, we believe that the children will learn better within a mixed ability group, and it allows the children to stay in one classroom, with their teacher, and will hopefully provide a more settled environment for the children as they transition into their new year groups.

In PSHE, we will be starting the year by learning about rules and responsibilities and then moving onto learning about ourselves, our emotions and how to control them in different situations.

In RE, we will learning about Judaism and, closer to Christmas, we will move onto asking the question ‘Why is Jesus an inspiration to Christians?’