Orange 2019 - 2020
Orange Class is a year 3/4 class taught by Miss Bell, supported by Mrs Lister, Mrs Chadwick and Mr Richards.
Orange Class will be taught by Miss Bell and supported by Mrs Lister. Mrs Chadwick will teach French on a Friday afternoon and Mr Richards will teach an outdoor PE session on a Friday afternoon also.
Maths: In accordance with our use of Power Maths to deliver a mastery curriculum, for maths lessons the children will be working in their year groups. Year 3 will work with Mr Robinson, Mrs Chadwick and the rest of Year 3 and all of Year 4 will be working with Miss Bell and Mrs Lister for these sessions. This term we will cover the following through a range of fluency, reasoning and problem solving activities.
Number—Place Value for 4-digit numbers- Number—Addition and Subtraction; Measurement—Perimeter- Multiplication and Division; Statistics.
The children in Year 4 take a multiplication tables check in the summer term. Please encourage them to use Times Tables Rockstars at home to help them improve their tables fluency.
English: We will develop our literacy skills by…
Focusing on imagery in poetry. This topic explores how poems use simile and metaphor to create powerful images. Photographs, collage and Jeannie Baker's Window will inspire our poetry writing.
Exploring biography (Genius of Leonardo) studying verbs, perfect form, adverbs; and writing an autobiography.
Reading a range of fables (Rosen's Aesop's Fables) exploring dialogue through drama, debating moral messages and writing letters using extended sentences. Finally children will write fables.
History: Anglo-Saxons and Scots/Celts
This unit will teach children about the invasions of the Scots and Anglo-Saxons in the 5th century. They will find out where the invading troops came from and where in Britain they managed to settle and then they will go on to investigate how life in Britain changed as a result. The children will have the opportunity to learn how the Anglo-Saxons influenced the English language, with an emphasis on the origins of some English place names and they will also examine and analyse artefacts from the period and draw their own conclusions about what they can teach us about life in Anglo-Saxon Britain.
In this unit, children take a closer look at the mysteries of tropical rainforests, from the layers of the forest and its animal inhabitants, to the unique climate found in the tropics. They will compare a British forest with the Amazon rainforest, and begin to explore some of the conservation issues surrounding the destruction of rainforest habitats.
Art: This ‘Bodies’ themed unit will teach children about how to use pen, charcoal, felt tip, make maquettes, make paper clothes and sculpt Giacometti-inspired models to create quality artwork that shows progression in skills. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the work of ‘Bodies’ artists Julian Opie, Alberto Giacometti and Henry Moore.
DT: Making a nightlight
Children will research, design, create and evaluate a nightlight product they have created themselves. They will work to ensure their product is functional by developing their ideas through creating prototypes and evaluations.
This unit teaches children the basic principles and techniques of simple animation. Beginning with the history of animation, the children will research some of the early animation techniques used before the use of computers. The lessons then compare a range of free animation software and children incorporate the different techniques into their own animation. After experimenting, children are then given the opportunity to evaluate their experiences in the final lesson.
Science: Animals including humans
This unit focuses on the digestive system in humans and animals and the functions of teeth. Children will learn more about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores in the context of teeth, digestion and the food chain. In addition, they will extend their understanding of food chains to more complex chains and food webs.
In this unit children will learn about how vibrations cause sounds and how sounds travel, as well as how sounds can change pitch and loudness. The children will learn about how sounds are made, carrying out demonstrations of vibrations, and completing a sound survey of their school. They will work in groups to create a human model of the way particles pass sound vibrations on, and write and star in their own documentary explaining how sound travels. The children will work in a hands-on way to explore pitch, and will use their understanding of how high and low sounds are made to create their own set of pan pipes. They will have the opportunity to make a string telephone, and will use this to investigate how sounds change over distance and through different materials.
RE: Judaism & Christianity:
Children will answer key questions during these sessions such as…
What are the significant points in a Jew’s life and how are they celebrated?
Why do Jews have Bar/Bat Mitzvah?
What can we find about Judaism by exploring a synagogue?
What can we find out about Christianity through the creative arts?
How important are symbols and artefacts to Christians as an expression of faith?
Through Three Little Birds and The Dragon Song, children will learn about song structure, musical genre, play tuned instruments and practise song composition. They will also perform for an audience.
This will usually be set on a Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday. It will include regular spelling, grammar and maths activities together with reading at least 5 times per week and occasional additional tasks designed to enhance and reinforce understanding of learning across the curriculum. Presentation expectations are the same as those for classwork.
Please remember to access Times Tables Rockstars and Bug Club on a regular basis.
Indoor sessions will take place on a Friday and will include dance and gymnastics. The children will need to wear their school PE kit: navy shorts and light blue t-shirt.
Outdoor games lessons, which include invasion games and target games, will be delivered on a Wednesday, depending upon weekly weather conditions. It is important that in addition to school PE kit, the children have pumps or trainers and a track suit in school AT ALL TIMES so that they are prepared for an outdoor lesson.
You can find out more about our learning by taking a look at our Parent Information Leaflet which you will find in the Files to Download section.
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