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Barnum Class - Year 3/4


Welcome to Term 6!

We hope you all had a wonderful May half term break and are looking forward to the final term of the year!


In the last week of term five the children in Barnum class planned and presented their designs for a scented garden. We also made bread and biscuits using a wide range of herbs and spices, including lavender, oregano and garlic!

From this learning our main aim is for everyone to think about how they can use their own green spaces to grow a range of food and flowers. This is to not only allow us to enjoy delicious smells and our home grown food, but also for all creatures great and small to live and flourish in these environments. What will you now grow in your garden?


Click on the pictures link below to see other learning highlights from the term. 


This term's topic title is...


The children have already considered a range of questions they would like to find out about the 'Blue Abyss'. We have also explored many clips from the Blue Planet series to enable us to dive deep into the different parts of the seas and oceans.


This clip was used as our hook into our topic, the children discovered there are a wide range of seas creatures to be explored. The bioluminescent animals allowed the children to write a range of descriptive language ready for our poetry writing. 


Throughout the topic the children will build on their knowledge and understanding of the sea and this will lead to their own presentation of the 'Blue Abyss'. Later this term, parents and carers will be invited to our presentation which will include a celebration of writing, art, dance and DT. Please click on the topic link below to see our knowledge organiser for this term.


English: Using the poem 'The Sea' by James Reeves, a dilemma story and many fact files about a range of sea creatures, the children will identifying features and explore the structure of these genres to enable them to create their own.  

In guided reading we will be exploring The Big Blue Whale by Nicola Davies, as well as other under water themed short texts. 



Maths: We will start the term by exploring the measurement of time, developing our fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. Year 3 will be learning about mass and capacity and year 4 will be learning about position and direction. In addition, the children will continue to practise their times tables daily at school. Remember, Times Tables Rockstars can also be accessed online for home learning too!



This term PE will also be on a Monday (dance) and Thursday (games), so could you please ensure your child's PE kit is in school on those days.



As last term, the children will bring their homework home on a Friday and we ask that it be returned to school by the following Wednesday. Regular reading and talking about what your child is reading with them is an important part of home learning and we thank you for your support. 


If you have any questions or queries at any point, please don't hesitate to have a chat with us.


Kind regards

Mrs File, Mrs Lintott and Miss Foreman.