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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 4! 

 

We hope you all have had a happy and restful half term break

and are ready for another exciting term of learning.

 

This term we are exploring the topic

1066

 

 

We’re travelling back to 1066, probably the most famous date in English history. These are troubled times and there is danger afoot. A much loved king is dead and a French Duke has staked a claim for our kingdom. Discover a changing England, shaped by shires, protected by castles and ruled by foreign knights. Use the famous Bayeux Tapestry to explore the significant events of 1066. What happened when, and how did William of Normandy come to be called the Conqueror? Design a castle with defences strong enough to hold back the enemy. What about a space for fine dining and revelry? Try and build a happy (but safe) home. You’re the  architect. Are you ready for the Norman invasion? Then don your armour and watch your back.

 

 

English

During our topic we will explore a range of texts including fact files, kennings poems, diaries, playscripts and letters. With each genre we will identify its features, use of language and vocabulary and learn to use these effectively to create our own texts. 

Our guided reading texts this term will be based on a range of texts about the Battle of Hastings, including 'I was There 1066, The Norman Conquest' by Jim Eldridge. Through reading each text we will continue to develop our VIPERS skills (vocabulary, inference, predictions, explanations, retrieval and sequencing and summarising.) We will also be learning lots about British History too! 

                                                        

                     

                                                                                  

Maths 

This term we will be exploring fractions.

Fractions: 

Y3 will learn to: Count up and down in tenths, recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators, recognise and use fractions as numbers, recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators.

Y4 will learn to: Recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions, count up and down in hundredths, solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number. 

Y3 and Y4 will learn to: Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole, compare and order unit fractions, and fractions with the same denominators.

 

Throughout the term all children will be revising their times tables.

Year 3: 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x, 10x tables.

Year 4: All times tables (2x to 12x tables)

 

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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