Whale Class- Year 3/4

 

 

Year 3 and 4 work very hard with Mrs Saunders!

They are taught Maths and English alongside Year 2 in the mornings and are joined by Shark Class in the afternoons for foundation subjects. 
Whale Class are excellent at trying their best and are always looking for ways to be helpful. They use their christian values to work as a great team- in this picture they are very proud of their new class monitor roles.

 

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Autumn Newsletter
Spring Newsletter
Summer Newsletter 


Curriculum Maps

See what we will be up to this year:

Autumn Curriculum Map
Spring Curriculum Map
Summer Curriculum Map


Take a look at what we have been up to this Year...

Autumn Term


Through the whole of Autumn term, Whale Class have been very passionate about their writing, and have produced lots of exciting pieces linked to our class text: My Friend Walter by Michael Morpurgo. 


Both Whale and Shark class have loved learning about our Tudor Topic and we all really enjoyed our trip to Hoghton Tower in Preston to find out more about how Tudor people lived.and we really enjoyed dressing as Tudors too! 





We have really enjoyed using art and design, including watercolour paintings and modelling to explore lots of subjects across the curriculum.

        


We explored our Christian values during our Harvest festival by thinking about what we are thankful for. Do you like our thankfulness pumpkins? 




Spring Term

During Spring Term, Whale class have loved learning all about the Stone Age. As part of this topic, we visited the Footprint building  in Windermere and participated in a 'Stone Age Day.' We tried out lots of Stone Age activities such as Hand Axe making, fire lighting,  foraging and copper and rock art. The children had a fantastic time and learnt lots of new information. 



We also participated in the BBC Radio 2 500 words story competition. The children worked incredibly hard on their stories and the whole school was extremely proud to find out that two children got through to the next round! This was despite tough competition as there were only 5000 spaces in this round, and more than 130,000 entries. What an amazing achievement! 




In Maths, Whale class have begun to use Times Tables Rock Stars to help them learn and practice their times tables, The children practice at home and in school on the TTRS website and then take part in a daily practice session in class where they are given a challenging 60 questions to answer in just 3 minutes! The number of times tables questions that  they answer correctly then converts to a "Rock Status". The children have really risen to the challenge and their times tables knowledge is already very impressive!



In RE we focused on parts of the Easter Story. The children learnt about the Last Supper and recreated Leonardo Da Vinci's depiction whilst identifying the thoughts and feelings of Jesus and the disciples! 



Summer Term

Our class topic for the Summer Term is China. The children have been exploring where in the world china is located, developing their knowledge of maps and the continents and oceans of the world. They have also looked at Chinese traditions and culture. We learnt the story behind Willow Pattern plates and learnt  a poem that helped us to learn about what to include in a design. The children created some lovely plates of their own!





During the Easter holidays, we were very lucky to have had our garden totally refurbished! The children were delighted to come back to this fantastic facility and even wrote some wonderful setting descriptions about the  inspirational view from the new garden! 


Ethos & Values

Working together to discover, achieve, grow and develop with Christian values at the heart of our strong family community.