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Year 3/4 -Gandhi Class

                                                                                                                                               

Welcome to Gandhi class!

 

This year our class is named 'Gandhi' class.

Mohandas Gandhi lived in India 100 years ago. He fought against the British rule of his country as he wanted India to rule itself. Gandhi didn't believe in fighting, he believed protests could be demonstrated peacefully and showed others how these actions could work.

 

There are many famous quotes from Gandhi that people still reflect on today.

This one is displayed on our classroom door.

Be the change you want

to see in the world

                                                                                                                  Mahatma (which means 'great soul') Gandhi

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Welcome to TERM 5! 

 

We hope you all have had a great Easter break

and have enjoyed some outdoor social time with family and friends.

 

This term we are exploring the topic

  

 

Tremors. Overwhelming and mighty, Mother Nature’s awesome energies hiss and roar deep within the Earth. Plates collide, spewing lava. Rocks rain down and mud slides in torrents. Towns and cities vanish under ashen clouds. Discover the dangerous and ferocious world of natural disasters and glimpse their savage and deadly effects. Visit the ancient city of historic Pompeii, frozen in time, then create blistering explosions from model volcanoes that fire foamy lava. Discover the properties of rocks shaped by the Earth’s breath-taking power. Watch out. Volcanologists detect formidable rumblings from an extinct volcano in Scotland’s capital. Red alert! What would you do?

 

English

During our topic we will explore a range of texts including recounts, historical narrative, narrative using personification, newspaper reports and poetry. With each genre we will identify its features, use of language and vocabulary and learn to use these effectively to create our own texts. 

We will continue to use Sir Linkalot spelling strategies every day - remember your child can practise at home - go to the Links icon for the link and log in details.

This term our guided reading text is 'The Firework-Maker's Daughter' by Phillip Pullman. Through reading this wonderful book we will continue to develop our VIPERS skills (vocabulary, inference, predictions, explanations, retrieval and sequencing and summarising.) 

                                                        

     

                                                                                  

Maths 

We will begin this term learning geometry, identifying properties of shape.

 

Year 3: Use precise language to describe the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and compare shapes by reasoning about similarities and differences in properties. Recognise right angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn and identify right angles in 2D shapes presented in different orientations. Draw polygons by joining marked points and identify parallel and perpendicular sides.

Year 4: Recognise right angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn and identify right angles in 2D shapes presented in different orientations. Draw polygons by joining marked points and identify parallel and perpendicular sides. Draw polygons, specified by coordinates in the first quadrant, and translate within the first quadrant. Identify regular polygons, including equilateral triangles and squares. Find the perimeter of regular and irregular polygons. Identify line symmetry in 2D shapes presented in different orientations. Reflect shapes in a line of symmetry and complete a symmetric figure or pattern with respect to a specified line of symmetry.

Both year groups will be focusing on recapping number facts and strategies including: Place value of 3/4 digit numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division strategies and times tables facts.

 

If you have any questions or queries at any point during this term, please do not hesitate to email or call the office and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

 

Best wishes

Mrs File, Miss Westlake, Miss Morrison and Miss McLoughlin

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