Class 3B curriculum
Our topic this term is:
As theologians we will :
- Learn about Easter and Pentecost and what it means to be a Christian in today’s world linking this in to everyday living.
- Understand that God rose Jesus from the dead to save us all.
As writers and communicators we will :
- Write narratives, plays and dialogues that contain historical characters developing them using descriptions, stage directions and dialogue
- Write letters
- Non-chronological reports
- Explore and write traditional poems, that use rhyming couplets, sentences with more than one clause and prepositions to express time and place
- Read and listen to a wide range of styles of text, both fiction and non-fiction
- Read and listen to whole books
- Engage in meaningful discussions in all areas of the curriculum
Listen to and learn a wide range of subject specific vocabulary
we will be looking at friendships, being kind to one another and managing our feelings.
- We will focus on ourselves and why it is good to be me.
- We will be doing this through drama, reflective time in class, whole class discussions and art work.
As geographers we will :
- Use maps, atlases, globes and digital / computer mapping to locate Egypt and surrounding countries and describe features studied.
As designers we will :
- Design and produce photo frame and combining what we have learnt throughout the year to evaluate our own and others work.
As historians we will :
- Use a range of secondary sources to gather information about the Tudors.
- Compare life today to what life was like for the Tudors.
- Look at the food that the Tudors ate
- Learn about the clothes worn by the Tudors
- Research the different punishments.
As mathematicians we will :
- Use and apply the four basic skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
- Solve problems including missing numbers and place value and more complex addition and subtraction
- Use and recall multiplication and division facts for 3, 4 and 8 times tables
- Be able to multiply a 2-digit number by a 2-digit number
- Solve problems including missing numbers involving multiplication and division and finding solutions using the inverse operations and apply our reasoning skills
- Learn how to measure the perimeter of simple 2D shapes
- Learn how to identify horizontal, vertical, perpendicular and parallel lines in relation to other lines
- Estimate and measure angels and apply our knowledge in to problem solving
- Look at ways of collecting and recording data
- Complete a variety of word problems allowing children to apply their knowledge
- Complete a variety of problem solving activities
- To tell the time using an analogue clock
- To use fractions to find and amount
As scientists we will be working scientifically to study and investigate :
- Describe the function of different plants and trees
- Explore the needs of plants for survival
- Explore and describe how water is transported within plants
- Describe the plant life cycle, especially the importance of flowers
As athletes we will :
- Play tennis and cricket.
- Learn and develop athletic skills in preparation for our sports day
We will :
- We are learning about email
- We will explore how to use CC and BCC and to attach documents to our emails.
- We will look at how methods of communication have changed throughout history and explore the possibilities for future methods of communication.
As artists we will :
- Exploring the work of Sean Scully and looking at a range of abstract art.
- We will develop our colour mixing skills and a range of artistic
techniques used to create abstract art.
As musicians we will :
- Learn a disco song about friendship
- Compare the song to a range of well-known pieces
- Compose and improvise within the piece of music
Be able to identify the features of disco music
This will be handed out on a Monday and MUST be completed and returned to school by the Friday.
Reading – Children will have an independent reading book which will be brought home on a daily basis and MUST be returned to school every day. Children can be reading their own independent book from home or class reading area once they have finished the given book and completed a book review. Children’s independent reading books are changed once a week in school. Reading records are to be completed each time you listen to your child read at home.
As we are unable to have a Welcome Evening this year, if you have any questions or concerns please contact your child’s class teacher via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the school office and arranging a telephone appointment.
P.E will take place on Wednesday and Fridays, so children must ensure their P.E. kits are worn to school on these days.
The St Paulinus P.E. kit consists of a white t-shirt with the school logo, blue (or black) shorts, and a pair of pumps. As an optional extra, a dark coloured pair of jogging trousers and a school PE hoodie or jumper can also be worn when we are outside / during the winter months. Children must come to school in their PE kits on their PE days and will stay in their PE kits throughout the day.
In addition, the only jewellery permitted in school is a pair of plain small stud earrings. If your child has pierced ears, then they need to remove their earrings on each morning of P.E.
Please note that staff are not able to remove earrings, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lessons and an alternative task will be provided for the child, this is due to health and safety reasons.
Long hair must be tied back.
Please ensure your child wears their PE kit on their PE days. If your child does not come to school in their P.E. kit, you may receive a text message to inform you that they need it for the following week. All P.E. kit and School uniform must be labelled clearly with your child’s name. If it becomes lost, it can then be easily returned to the rightful owner.
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