Years 3 & 4

What Are We Learning This Term 

This term our topic is called ‘Misty Mountain Sierra’ and we are going to taking part in a wide range of exciting activities that will engage and inspire our learners. 

We have ensured that all of our learning links the mountain theme.  

Underneath lists the objectives that we will cover throughout this exciting topic. 

  • Understand and describe the key aspects of physical geography including: rivers, mountains and the water cycle.
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital computer mapping to locate countries and describe the features studied.
  • Use atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features.
  • Extend knowledge to include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical characteristics.
  • Develop their techniques including their control and their use of materials (collage) with creativity and experimentation.
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians.
  • Identify the role played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.
  • Select from and use a wide range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately.
  • Select and use a wider range of materials and components, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities.
  • Consider and discuss the qualities needed to survive a long treacherous journey.
  • Share ideas, agree and write a message for the finder of their boat.
  • To examine and discuss their own feelings following the launch of their boat on its journey. 
  • Describe and understand key aspects of human and physical geography including land use and rivers.
  • Describe and understand key aspects of human geography including, settlement, land use and the distribution of water.
  • Describe and understand key aspects of: physical geography including rivers and vegetation belts.
  • Shaping, joining and finishing], accurately; select and use a wider range of materials and components … according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities.
  • Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including mountains and volcanoes.
  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe, North America and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities.
  • Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, the Equator, the northern and southern hemispheres, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, and the Arctic and Antarctic Circles.
  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of physical geography of a region in Europe and a region within North or South America.
  • Name and locate the world’s 7 continents.
  • Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (air).
  • Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow).
  • Select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks.
  • Select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities. 
  • Apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures.
  • Study an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066.
  • Write for a range of real purposes and audiences as part of their work across the curriculum.
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.
  • Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked and be discerning in evaluating digital content. 

Science

Plants and Photosynthesis

  • Images of leaves
  • Venus fly traps
  • Evaporation in leaves
  • The transport system within leaves
  • Labelling plants
  • Tree growth
  • Set up simple, practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.
  • Use results to draw simple conclusions.
  • Make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions.
  • To explore the requirements of a plant for life and growth. 

Literacy

  • Traditional Tales
  • Fables
  • Instructional text
  • Explanation text
  • Poetry

 Numeracy

  • Fractions and decimals
  • Measurement
  • Time
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Problem solving

How to help your child

Things to do:

Help with homework which is sent out every Friday.

Read regularly with your child.

Please ensure your child has full PE kit (plimsolls).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to help your child

Things to do:

Help with homework which is sent out every Friday.

Read regularly with your child.

Please ensure your child has full PE kit (plimsolls).