Mrs Tracey Hawk-Vango
My most memorable read as a child was a book called Mr Meddle's Mischief by Enid Blyton. Perhaps I was taken in by the thought of mischief! Mr Meddle is a pixie who can't get anything right. He's always meddling in other people's business and making dreadful muddles. From then on I went to read many of her books but my favourite was the series of The Magic Faraway Tree and The Wishing Chair. I loved these stories so much I would read them over and over again. They whisked me off to wonderful places of elves, gnomes, talking trees and so many other wonderful things.
Mrs Rachael Cunningham
I absolutely love Enid Blyton books especially the Famous Five. It was always really fun to read them and to try and solve the mystery.
Miss Jade Routledge
Reading is one of my favourite things to do- it is a magic door to another land when you open the pages. I love books with a little mystery, ones that keep you on the edge of your seat unable to put it down. I read a new book, sometimes more than one, a week! My favourite book is ' The Changeover', a big sister has to save her brother and it's full of intrigue.
Welcome back to perhaps the best half term of the year – Autumn 2 (Christmas!). Our topic this half term will be Ancient Egypt. We will be spending some time learning about Ancient Egyptian civilisations in history (specifically finding out about Howard Carter, mummification and the Ancient Egyptian writing system) before moving on to a geography unit where we look at famous landmarks within Ancient Egypt and the River Nile.
Our Art will link to our Ancient Egypt topic, and the children will be creating pharaoh self-portraits. These portraits will be created using different grades of pencil before moving onto to use paint and learning how to create a background using a wash.
Our DT unit is based on technological advancements. Children will design and create a lightweight, powered vehicle which drives, flies or floats autonomously from one place to another, using recycled and craft materials.
In Science, our topic is electricity. Children will be challenged with creating their own circuits which include switches and bulbs.
Our key question in RE will be ‘What is the Trinity and why is it important for Christians?’. We will be looking at stories from Gospels in the Bible and offering suggestions about what different texts mean about baptism and the Trinity. As well as this, we will be describing how Christians today can show their beliefs about the Trinity and making links between the Bible and the idea of God in Christianity.
We will be continuing to use Purple Mash for our computing lessons, this time using 2logo. This is a text based coding programme used to control an on-screen marker to create mathematical patterns. Children were introduced to turtle patterns using 2Go in year 1 and this builds on this.
In English, we will be starting a unit based around the book ‘Counting on Katherine’ by Helaine Becker. Our mastery keys will be to use expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials (including the comma!), paragraphs to organise ideas around a theme and to choose nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity, cohesion and to avoid repetition. Children will be working towards writing a fact file about Katherine Johnson which will include a short biography.
In maths, both Years 3 and 4 will be completing their Place Value unit before moving onto addition and subtraction.
Finally, our PE unit this half term will be delivered by 4Real and will focus on dance and acro!