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3/4BC

 

Welcome to 3/4BC class page. The children are very lucky this year to have two teachers, Mrs Crawford on a Monday and Tuesday afternoon and Mrs Brown for the remainder of the week.

Spring Term

Welcome back to a new term!

Our topic this term is ‘one boy, one bike, one dream…’ which is based on the book ‘The Boy who Biked the World’ by Alistair Humphreys. The book is a recount of Humphrey’s bike journey around the world told through the eyes of a young boy named Tom. The book tells of his journey across the UK, through Europe and into Africa. Using the book as a starting point, we will be focusing on the physical and human features of England and the capital city London. We will then travel across Europe to focus on France and Paris. We will be studying maps, books, as well as electronic sources. We will then create a comparison between the two countries using all of the information we have gathered. Our art work will be inspired by the work of Rachael Robinson-Elmer. We will use printing techniques to create postcards of the famous landmarks of the two countries studied.  

The second part of the spring term will be a focus on spring, new life and Pancake Day! All of what we will learn will be shown at our spring production towards the end of term.

A quick reminder that indoor PE is on a Monday, please ensure your child has their kit in school however we ask the children to bring their PE kits on a Monday and take them home on a Friday as our outdoor PE day can change each week depending on the weather. Thank you.

Now with so much to do we better get on with it. Bye for now!

 

Autumn Term

 

To begin the autumn term the children have a transition unit based on the author and artist Oliver Jeffers. This is to help settle the children who have moved from key stage 1 as well as continuing the work from our transition day. We will be looking at some of his books, focusing on the character and plots before retelling our own stories. We will then be starting our autumn term topic called ‘Let the battle commence…’ This topic is focused on the struggle between the Saxons and Vikings to gain control of England. We will be exploring the topic through role play, art and reading a variety of sources. The children will be imagining what it was like to live in the Saxon and Viking times and learning how things were different from today. They will also be making their own Viking artefact. We have a busy and exciting term ahead and can’t wait to get started!

PE is on a Monday so the children need their indoor kits. Towards the end of the term it will be our turn for swimming lessons, however we will send further information closer to the time.

Our Library time is on a Friday so please can the children ensure they bring their books to exchange on this day.

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