Year 3 / 4

Starlings

Spring Term One has seen the Starlings understanding the life of the Anglo-Saxons and answering our own questions, such as: why did they invade shores and settle here? And, what kind of Anglo Saxon would we be based on where we live in the country? As Scientists, we have explored sound and developed our understanding of how it travels through solids, liquids and gasses. The Joe Todd-Stanton text, Arthur and the Golden Rope, has taken us on an exhilarating journey around Iceland and Asgard in our English lesson – and we are loving it still, with just over one week of fun-packed learning to go! It is based on a quest Arthur must undertake, and we are having to write this part of the story ourselves!

Judaism has been the focus of our Religious Education. We have been learning about Passover and the importance of what Jewish people eat in relation to their beliefs, comparing it to our way of life and other faiths we know about. Although lockdown has brought us some challenges, this first term of 2021 has been a brilliant, varied and engaging time for the Starlings – can’t wait to find out if next term is just as much fun!

Curlews

In Curlews class, we have been hard at work! We have been delving into the world of settlers and invaders with specific focus on Anglo-Saxons. Looking at their journey and lifestyles we are able to better understand their motivation and understand the drive that brought them to our shores.

In English we are on an adventure of our own! Following the tale of a boy named Arthur and his quest to help his village. Soon we are going to be writing a story of our own! I wonder where our adventure will take us! Judaism is our topic in RE and we are finding out so many things that we didn’t know, what is Kosher and what is the importance of Passover? These are areas we have covered.

Curlews’ clever readers have been working so hard with their quizzing and reading this term. So many of the children have shown a newly developed love for reading! Fingers crossed that our word count is high enough to beat some of the other classes! 

Doves

In Doves class, we have been learning all about the Anglo-Saxons, finding out why they came to our shores and what kind of Anglo Saxon we could be based on where we live in the country. We have been exploring sound and how it travels through different states of matter.

Within English, we are reading Arthur and the golden rope which we are loving. It is based on a quest Arthur must do and we are having to write this story ourselves! We have been learning about Judaism and Passover and the importance of what Jewish people eat in relation to their beliefs comparing it to our way of life.

It has been an incredibly busy and exciting time for us in Doves but we are loving learning just as much!