Welcome to Mr Feltham's Class!
Our topic this term is "The Blue Abyss"
How the curriculum will be covered....
We will be focussing on the areas of persiasive and formal letter writing in this half term. In particular, writing letters to a range of people and ensuring that we have used the right layout. We will also be examining instruction writing in the later part of the term, and we will be learning about how instructions for magic tricks are written, read and understood.
We are working our way through the White Rose Curriculum for maths, and members of year 3 and 4 will continue to separate for maths lessons. Year 3 students will go to Mr Casey and Year 4 students will study multiplication, division, area and probelm solving with Mr Feltham. There will be a very strong emphasis on problem solving and reasoning this year. Students will be expected to explain their working out, not just get correct answers.
Art & Design -
Mrs Fletcher will continue to teach us Art on a Thursday afternoon. We will look at a range of painting techniques, and we will explore underwater themes. We will also investigate the Titanic.
Our computing theme this half term is all about controlling a turtle and writing simple control programs. Some of this will include "Unplugged" activities, which do not involve a computer, but whichy embed computational thinking skills.
Geography and History -
We will find out about the world's oceans and seas, and the creatures that inhabit them. We will locate them on maps and learn about famous nautical events from history.
We will be exploring the question of where money comes from and what we do with it. We will find out whether money is important, or if the best thigs in life are free.
Our Science theme this half term is Animals and their Habitats, which will focus on marine life and adaptation to niche environments, but will also include terrestrial animals, including humans.
Please make sure that your child has a P.E. kit in school at all times and children do not wear earrings on P.E days. Please note also that it is especially important this half term that outdoor PE kits are warm and suitable for bad weather. Members of Year 3 and 4 do PE on Monday and Wednesday.
What can you find out about the oceans?