Spring 2020

 

TOPIC

 

This term Year 3/4 will be following the Cornerstones theme ‘The Romans are coming’, which is a History based topic.

 

In this project, children will explore who the Romans were, what impact they had on Wales and their influence on Welsh history and culture.

 

The Let’s Investigate Science topic that will be covered is ‘Crazy Catapults’. The children will investigate how catapults work, research the different types of catapults, their uses and mechanisms. Design and create a catapult, using the resources available. Predict the effects of changing an independent variable – mass/shape. Measure the distance of the projected object.

 

Record and present findings appropriately. Compare, discuss and reflect on their findings.

 

 

 

The class novel is - The thieves of Ostia by Caroline Lawrence.If your child wants to read along, he or she is more than welcome to bring in their own copy to do so.

 

PE

 

PE will be carried out on a Tuesday. Pupils are expected to change into their PE kit before the lesson and not to arrive to school in it. Suitable clothing and footwear are required, an no jewellery to be worn for this session. Please make sure all items of clothing are labelled.

 

 

 

Reading

 

Reading books and reading records need to be brought to school daily.

 

 

 

Homework

 

Reading is to be carried daily. Please date and record the pages read in the reading record.

 

Mental Math will be set weekly - on a Friday and to be returned the following Monday.

 

Times tables should be revised on a regular basis.