Lime Class – Year 3/4

Welcome to Our Class

Our class teachers for the 2018-19 academic year are:

Mr Bennett                                                                 Mrs Hayman

                                 

Our teaching assistant is Miss Warren.

In Lime Class, we cover many exciting topics to enhance children’s knowledge and understanding in-line with The National Curriculum 2014.  British Values also underpin our curriculum.

Our key topic areas this year are:

Why were the Romans so powerful and what did we learn from them?
Core Texts:
Iliona: The Diary of a Roman Slave by Richard Platt
The Orchard Book of Roman Myths

This is a History based topic.  We will be learning about the Roman empire and its impact on Britain.

Why are some mountains more active than others?
Core Texts:
The Abominables – Eva Ibbotson
Escape from Pompeii – Christina Ballit (Y4)

This is a Geography based topic.  During this topic the children will be learning about human and physical geography, they will be gaining valuable fieldwork skills and finding out where the world’s mountainous areas are.  We will also be learning about volcanoes.

Who were the early lawmakers? 
Core Texts:
Robin Hood – Children’s Edition
Outlaw: a true story of Robin Hood – Michael Morpurgo

This is a History based topic. This topic is a study of an aspect or theme in British history beyond 1066, we will be focusing on crime and punishment.  In particular, we will be learning about the Magna Carta and its role in early law making.

Is the dark anything to be really afraid of?
Core Texts:
Orion and The Dark – Emma Yarlett
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark – Jill Tomlinson
The Dark – Lemony Snicket

This is a Science and Art based topic where the children will use the Text ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark’.  They will learn all about light and dark.

Who were the founding fathers of our school and how is their vision still alive today?
Core Texts:
A Child’s Garden of Hope – Michael Forman
The Tin Forest – Helen Ward

This is a History based topic.  During this topic we will be carrying out a study of our local history. We will be finding out about the history of our school and learning all about the founding fathers.

Would I Like to Live in Hamelin Town?
Core Texts:
The Pied Piper of Hamelin – Michael Morurgo & Emma Chichester Clark
The Pied Piper of Hamelin – poem by Robert Browning

This is a Geography based topic.  The children will be learning to name and locate counties and cities in UK, we will then be learning to find similarities and differences between our country and Europe. We will also be developing our fieldwork skills and planning a German experience!

More detail about our curriculum can be found under the Key Information section of school website under ‘Our Curriculum’.

PE:

Lime Class will have their PE lessons on Wednesdays.  It is essential that children have the correct PE kit in school.

Kit:

Indoor sessions:

  • Black shorts
  • Red polo shirt
  • Black pumps

Outdoor sessions

  • Black shorts or dark tracksuit bottoms (winter)
  • Red polo shirt
  • Trainers (not fashionable)
  • Sweater (winter)

Our Learning Line

The Learning Line helps us the children to evaluate their own progress in lessons. Our line shows the  journey of Winne the Pooh and friends, the children helped to design our learning line and use it in all areas of the curriculum. It follows the process of: Plan, Understand, Passion, Act, Evaluate, Embed.

Our Golden Promises:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investors in pupils

Our class target is:

To always produce the best/neatest work that we can and to be ready to listen and learn at all times.

More detailed information about class activities will be shared with parents on our weekly class newsletters.

Homework

Homework is explained on the newsletter each week.  It will be handed out on a Friday and must be returned to school the following Wednesday.  Homework will include: English, Maths, Spelling, Times Tables and a piece of ‘Talk’ homework which will link to our worship theme.

If you would like any more information about our class, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office.

Mr Bennett, Mrs Hayman and Miss Warren