Class 3 - Mrs Collins - Years 4 & 5
Welcome to the Class 3 page. Our classroom is in the original Victorian schoolroom, which also has access to the adjoining school library. Mrs Collins is our teacher and Mrs Fletcher is our teaching assistant.
Autumn Term 2 - Time Traveller
This half term we will be ‘Time Travellers’ learning about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. We will launch the topic with a visit to Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend and aim to complete the topic with an activity day and feast at the end of term.
English lessons will also have a Roman theme. We will learn about the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79 through the story ‘Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit and we will learn about the lives of Roman slaves from ‘The Journal of Iliona’ by Richard Platt. We will share Roman myths including the story of Romulus and Remus.
Daily spelling sessions will continue with a focus rule and we will also concentrate on 5 common exception words each week, both of which will be tested on Fridays.
To encourage the children to read a wider variety of books we are re-launching ‘The 100 Book Challenge’ with prizes awarded on completing multiples of books. These books were nominated by teachers as great books to try to read before leaving primary school and include something to interest everyone from picture books to lengthy novels.
In Maths learning the multiplication tables will remain a high priority and we will also begin to multiply and divide larger numbers. We will also learn about Roman numerals and during November we will complete ‘Barvember’ bar modelling problems produced by White Rose Maths.
The foundation subjects will continue to be taught in small groups according to teacher’s specialisms on Monday afternoons; Mr. Acaster and myself will continue teaching Computing and Ukulele respectively, whilst Mrs. Whittaker will teach a Design & Technology project with mosaics.
PE will take place outside whenever possible on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, so please ensure your child has a tracksuit and trainers in school for these sessions.
We had a very busy first half term of learning with the topic theme of ‘Making Me, Me’. We learned all about our amazing bodies and how to keep ourselves fit and healthy. Mr. Acaster demonstrated how our digestive and circulatory systems work and dissected a sheep's heart.
We were inspired to produce some great homework projects.
In English we enjoyed reading 'Into The Forest' and 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Brown and wrote our own stories and plays based on the illustrations.
To find out more about our learning and see samples of our work as the year progresses, please visit this page regularly.
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