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Welcome to Class 6’s page. We are a mixed year 3/4 and are taught by Miss Hutchings and supported by Mrs Weatherburn.

We hope you enjoy looking at our page and finding out what we have been learning about this term.

 

Please remember Wednesday is a busy day for us as it’s the day homework is due, spellings are tested and we have PE so will need our kit! Our reads will be checked on a Friday.

 

Any other questions, feel free to ask Miss Hutchings at the end of the day!

 

 

Dates for the diary

 

Year 3/4 Traders and Raiders assembly - Thursday 14th December 8:45 - 9:15

Class 6 cake sale - Friday 2nd March 3:15

Charterhouse residential - Monday 19th March - Friday 23rd March

 

 

Our topic for Term 2 is Traders and Raiders. 

 

 

Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores. Sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned.

 

Find out about the life of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Meet the blood-thirsty Vikings from Scandinavia – never before had such terror swept the land. Make a Saxon sword or a Viking brooch and decorate it with intricate patterns.

 

Choose to be a Saxon or Viking and trade your crafty goods. But let’s keep it cool – we don’t want a fight breaking out! Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages…?

Our topic for Term 1 is ‘Tremors’. Here’s a sneak preview of what we’ll be finding out…

 

 

Tremors. Overwhelming and mighty, Mother Nature’s awesome energies hiss and roar deep within the Earth. Plates collide, spewing lava. Rocks rain down and mud slides in torrents. Towns and cities vanish under ashen clouds.

 

Discover the dangerous and ferocious world of natural disasters and glimpse into their savage and deadly effects. Visit the ancient and historic city of Pompeii, frozen in time, then create your own blistering explosions from model volcanoes that fire foamy lava. Discover the properties of rocks shaped by the Earth’s breathtaking power.

 

Watch out! Volcanologists detect formidable rumblings from an extinct volcano in Scotland’s capital. Red alert! What would you do?

English

 

In term 1, we have looked at a number of different text types.

 

We read I'll Take You To Mrs Cole and wrote our own humorous stories inspired by this. 

 

We looked at instruction and explanation texts based on game shows such as Countdown and Who Wants to be a Millionaire before designing our own TV game show - there were some very creative ideas!

 

We then looked at poems which create images, writing our own chants and wind poems, based on other poems we read. The children showed they could use some lovely language in their writing!

 

 

Maths

 

So far in term 1, we have focused on place value and the value of different numbers. 

 

We moved onto column addition and subtraction. Our year 3s picked this up quickly and the year 4s remembered a lot from the previous year. Many of the children moved onto trickier reasoning and problem solving aspects of this, which will be a fantastic way to embed their knowledge!