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This year in Squirrel Class we are a mixture of Year 3 and Year 4 children. In our class we have Miss Martin (me) and Miss Bottle who is our teaching assistant. Here you will find lots of important information about our learning and our homework. Please remember to check in to Class Dojo for information too.


Term 2

Welcome back!

This term our learning is based around our topic of the 'Groovy Greeks'. 

We will be doing lots of research into the History of Ancient Greece as well as exploring lots of different myths. We will research the design work of Greek Vases and have a go at designing and making our own. We will link all of our topic work into our literacy when we re-tell myths and write newspaper articles. In maths this term we will be looking at all things addition and subtraction - using a range of strategies, solving word problems and developing our reasoning skills. 

Term 3

Welcome back to Term 3, and a happy new year to you all!


This term our learning will be based around the continent that is America!

We will begin our term with a topic day learning all about America in the olden days, and how it is now as well as partaking in lots of practical activity.

In maths this term our focus is time, both 12 hour and 24 hour. We will also look at fractions, specifically equivalents, pictorial representations as well as finding fractions of amounts. In literacy we are starting the term by focusing on mystery and adventure stories. First we will deconstruct each to understand what makes a good story, then we will write our own. In science we are investigating living things. We will be looking at animal classification as well as habitat and animals adaptations.

I hope you are all refreshed, ready for another excellent term of learning!   

Term 4

Welcome back to Term 4 of the year - I hope you have all had a lovely rest!

This term our topic is, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. 

We will be using this theme in literacy through creating persausive adverts based around recycling as well as creating adventure stories about a recycling superhero. We will then be looking at information texts. In Maths we will be looking at measuring space and then moving onto all things angles. 

This term also sees the Year 4 children, Myself and Miss Bottle going on the annual residential trip to Windmill Hill for 3 day (5th, 6th, 7th of March).

Term 5 

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break and are ready to get stuck back into learning again this term!

This term our topic is Lets Explore: Growing!

In Science we will be looking at all things plants, including the parts to a plant, what they need to grow and why they are vital for our ecosystem. In Literacy we are continuing with writing our non-chronological report writing and will link this to our topic by writing information texts about plants and flowers. In Maths this term are going to start with a recap over number and place value and then moving into fractions and decimals, which will lead into looking at money. 


Term 6

Welcome back to the final term of the year!

This term our topic is - Let's Explore: Animals. We are beginning this term with our trip to the zoo to find out about lots of different animals and will continue with work on this upon our return. In Literacy this term our focus is play script writing, revisiting information texts and looking at different types of poetry. In Maths our focus will be properties of shape, data collecting and analysis and position and direction. In RE our focus this term will be making comparisons between Christianity and Hinduism which entails looking at the similarities as well as the differences. 

I hope you had a refreshing and resting week of half term and are ready to come back with enthusiasm to learn!