Year 3 & 4

Welcome to our learning in Year 3 & 4 - Summer 1


Welcome back for the summer term to Year 3 and 4!  Hoping that everyone in Year 4 had a fantastic time on School Journey, and plenty of rest over the holidays!

This term on the middle floor our topic is Groovy Greeks, and we will be learning all about Ancient Greece – this will be the focus of our every subject, particularly History in which we will not only learn about how the Greeks lived, but also about the difference between Athenians and Spartans; we will be thinking about which we would rather be and having a debate on the subject.

In Literacy we will be looking at the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur; we will retell the story and also prepare a debate on whether or not Theseus was right to kill the Minotaur.  We will also be looking at Titian’s painting of Bacchus and Ariadne. 

Later in the term, we will also be taking a trip to the British Museum where we will have the chance to view and observe some Ancient Greek Artefacts, and we will be participating in our topic’s learning in a hands-on way with a Greek Day towards the end of term, during which we will be dressing up as Greeks and participating in Greek-themed lessons including debates.

We have lots of Art planned for this term; we will be making Greek pots out of clay, as well as papier maché vases which we will be decorating using crayons and paint which we will then scratch off in Greek patterns and styles to reveal the colours underneath.  In ICT, we will be using Comic Life to retell Greek myths.

The main focus for this term’s Numeracy will be problem solving and metacognition; using our own knowledge to solve unknown problems, and thinking about whether something is always, sometimes, or never true, as well as looking at the question – “if I know this, then what else do I know?”.  PHSE will be focussing on friendships and managing conflict, and in PE we will be playing cricket and benchball as well as continuing with our weekly run in the Pleasaunce.



Year 3 & 4 Latest News

Children from all years have been having the most fantastic time discovering the brand new trim trail in the playground - a big thank you to the Friends of Halstow who raised the money to make this possible; it will bring joy to children across the school for many years!

Posted: Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 3:06pm

Year 3 have been enjoying a range of creative, fun, and educational activities here at school while the Year 4s are at PGL in Swindon

Posted: Thursday 4th April 2019, 11:30am

Our Year 3 and 4 choir had the opportunity to attend the Compass Concert last week, where they performed to and alongside Year 3 pupils from other schools in the Compass Partnership

Posted: Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 9:59am
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