This half term, we will be learning all about the Ancient Egyptians! We will be learning all about the famous archaeologist Howard Carter and all his discoveries, including the tomb of Tutankhamun! We will also be learning about why the River Nile is so important.
In Literacy this term, our Class Text is ‘The Worst Witch’ by Jill Murphy. The children will be learning all about Mildred Hubble’s journey to become a Witch at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches! By the end of this term, the children will be building skills and techniques to create their very own story based on The Worst Witch! Watch this space for some wonderful, creative writing!
Please find out more about this term by clicking the link below.
Spring 2022 Overview:
This term in Saturn Class, we have lots of new, exciting topics to look forward to!
In Literacy, we will be reading the fantastic George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl. We will learn what will happen to George’s Grandma after he creates a spectacular new medicine for her…we will even create our own marvellous medicines of our own so watch out!
In History we will be learning all about the Ancient Romans and their time in Britain. We will explore how this influenced life in our Durham and Chester le Street!
In Science, we are starting our new electrifying, exciting new topic on Electricity! We will be able to identify different parts of a circuit and identifying different appliances that we use daily that run on electric.
Please view our Topic Web for this term here Y3 and 4 Spring 1 Topic Web
Design and Technology:
This term we have been designing, making and evaluating a pouch for stationary or make up for a friend or relative. Within this unit, we have learnt all about different types of stitches, like the blanket, whipstitch, backstitch and running stitch. We have also designed our ideas and transferred them over to fabric. Saturn Class have worked so hard and showed great determination skills!
This week, we have created our own string telephones. We predicted that we would hear the sound once we attached the string to each cup. When we started to investigate this, we found that you could hear and feel the vibrations coming from the voice in the other cup, because it travelled through the string. However, once the string was loose we could no longer hear or feel the voice as the sound had been absorbed into the soft string material. We even tested it to see if it would work around a corner and at a longer length!
Please take a look at some shots of our investigation!
This week, we have been discussing our School Games Values when we have been practicing our Netball skills. Our focus value this week was Teamwork. In Netball and any other game that we play, we understand that we need to have co-operation, adaptability and willingness to support your teammates. Please take a look at some of our team work skills!
This week, we have reached a critical part in our Class Literacy book ‘The Creakers’ by Tom Fletcher. We have finally met the Creakers and know why they’ve been creaking about….they want our rubbish!
Check out our Waste Detectives who have been researching where our rubbish normally goes and what this is doing to our planet. Come back next week to see how we will be using our research and how we are going to do something about it!
In PSHE this week, we have been thinking about what makes a happy mind. We created a list of things that we all love to do that make us happy and discussed how we felt when we were doing them. This ranged from ‘Going on a walk to collect different colour leaves’, ‘playing outside with my friends’ and ‘Listening to music’. We also started to think about what it meant to have a positive attitude. We looked at a lovely short animation called ‘The Present’ which is about a boy who is inspired by his very special dog, to change his attitude. The children loved it and felt ‘inspired’. If you would like to watch this please click on this link! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjqiU5FgsYc
This week in Numeracy, we have been learning all about Roman Numerals! To do this, we learnt a song to help us remember how to identify the different Roman Numerals! We love that we can sing again in Saturn Class and love the chance to learn any actions to songs!
This week in Science, we have been discovering what sound is, we did this by using a tuning fork and a bowl of water. When we hit the tuning fork off the table it began to vibrate and then we placed it on top of the water for it then to create a ripple. The ripple moved outwards from the sound source.
This is how sound travels, by causing the particles around the vibrating source to vibrate, which in turn vibrate other particles, sending a ripple away from the vibrating sound source.
The children loved investigating this and to see and hear the vibration!
Autumn 1 Overview:
This half term in Saturn Class, we have a lot of exciting topics and learning taking place!
In Literacy, we are going on an adventure with Lucy Dungston to find out where all the adults have gone and who may have taken them in Tom Fletcher’s ‘The Creakers’.
In Science we are investigating how Sound is made and how it travels! ‘Listen out’ for some of our amazing work we will be doing in the next couple of weeks when we investigate the correlation between pitch and the object producing a sound!
In History, we will be starting our very exciting topic The Ancient Greeks! We will be discovering all about their lives and their cities. We will also be finding out all about the Ancient Gods and Goddesses!
Please find our Topic Web here: YR 3:4 Ancient Greeks Topic web Aut1 2021
In Literacy, we have been learning all about the adventures of Paddington Bear! We have been thinking about different characters feelings and thoughts and imagining what sort of mischief Paddington could get up to next! To do this we did some Drama work to help our understanding. Saturn Class have some fantastic Actors and Actresses! Please have a look at some of the fantastic freeze frames we created to help our creative writing!
This term, we have been reading ‘The Boy Who Grew Dragons’ by Andy Shepherd. We have been working so hard during Home Learning as we have been continuing to identify language specific to the text. This has helped us to use effective language in our own sentences. We have been answering questions about the text using VIPERS and been writing some fantastic narratives with a clear structure, setting, characters and plot!
We have also been designing our very own Dragons so that we could use them within in our writing! Check out some of our magnificent Dragons!
This term, we have been learning all about Rocks. We have been discovering which rocks are Permeable and understand the difference between other types of rock, such as Metamorphic and Igneous.
We have also been Working Scientifically when completing a soil investigation! We ensured that we found different soil samples that we could analyse and compare. We noticed that some of the soil contained little bits of rock and some other samples were more smooth to touch. We then placed the soil into water and predicted what would happen. A lot of us thought the rocky soil sample would sink to the bottom, but we observed that there was some small bubbles in it!
Check out some images of the Saturn Scientists busy at work!