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Week beginning 4th October

This week, we move away from the Bronze Age and begin to look at the final part of the period, the Iron Age. In English, we are continuing with our whole class narratives and write our action scenes and endings. In Maths, we begin our journey with addition and learning our formal method, column method. In Art, we will be creating our very own beakers out of clay! PE still continues on Wednesday and Friday, with ballet and football. We will also be performing in the Harvest Festival on Friday which we are very excited about! 

Our spellings this week: 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 7th October

The suffix -ness

Kindness

Loom

Illness

Hillforts

Darkness

Settlement

Greatness

Sword

happiness

Shield

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 7th October

High frequency words

House

Said

Into

People

Little

One

Look

Some

Made

Make

 

Week beginning 27th September

This week, we continue with our exploration of the Bronze Age! We look closely at what Bronze Age life was like and how this was different from the Stone Age. We have a strong focus on Science this week too as we look at plants and how water transports through them. In English, we are starting our 2 week narrative block where we will be writing an exciting story based on 'Early Man'. In Maths, Year 3 will be focusing on placing numbers on a number line and counting in 50's whereas Year 4 will focus on rounding. We will also be continuing with our project in Art as we design our Stone Age inspired pottery. 

Spellings to be tested Thurs 30th  Sep 

Adding the suffix -ment and topic words 

argument 

beaker  

merriment  

tunic 

payment 

arrowhead 

enjoyment 

mammoth 

treatment  

hunting 

 

Spellings to be tested Thurs 30th  Sep 

High Frequency Words 

come 

my 

some 

ask 

they 

pull 

was 

full 

by 

here 

Week beginning 20th September

We now leaving behind the Stone Age and say hello to the Bronze Age! This week, we watch the film 'Early Man' as our inspiration for writing this week as our Big Write is an exciting film review. In Maths, Year 3 and Year 4 will look at comparing objects and numbers. Year 3 start their ballet programme this week, keep updated for Newsletters! On Monday, we will be getting a little messy as we will be using clay to create our own pots and beakers just like they did in the Bronze Age. In Science, we will be focusing on how crops are grown and how tribes thrived due to the increase in farming during this period. 

Week beginning 13th September

We start the week with a fantastic trip to Creswell Crags! We will be exploring caves and finding evidence from thousands of years ago. This will be our inspiration for our writing this week as we will recount our lovely day. In Maths, we continue with our Place Value journey and look at our number bonds to 100. As we come to the end of the Stone Age period, we will look at monuments and Stone Age life. 

Spellings to be tested on Thursday 16th:

Spellings to be tested Thurs 16th Sep

Adding the suffix -ed and topic words

jumped

Creswell

folded

hyena

climbed

gorge

cried

hunter

tried

museum

Week beginning 6th September

 

WELCOME TO THE STONE AGE! This week, we kick start our topic with an exciting Engage Day. Grab your tools as we become archaeologists and excavate the area to find Stone Age tools...In addition, we will even get to meet a real life Cave woman! Our English focus this week is all about the ruins of Skara Brae, a real Stone Age village. We look closely at Neanderthals and how the period saw the change from hunter-gatherers to Neolithic farmers. Don't forget our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. 

Spellings to be tested Thurs 9th Sep

Adding the suffix -ing.

sticking

stone

hurting

bronze

turning

iron

jumping

cave

lifting

bone

 

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