Summer Term 2 Newsletter Year 3/4
Welcome to Summer Term 2, our most exciting term yet!
Our theme for the term is Ancient Greece. The children will learn the religion of the Ancient Greek, they will find out about the Greek myths and Gods. In History they will learn the differences between Athens and Sparta, they will learn about the daily life of Greeks in that time and investigate the impact that the Ancient Greeks had on future civilisations. In Art, they will have the opportunity to create tragedy and comedy masks using Modroc, and replicate an Ancient Greek Sculpture by carving soap. In DT, they will recreate the labyrinth of Theseus and the Minotaur as well as a model of the Parthenon.
We will have some very special visitors: First, local potter Jane Follett will come and help us create our own pots in the style of Ancient Greece. www.janefollettceramics.co.uk Then Carl Mitchley from Portals to the Past http://www.portalstothepast.co.uk/meet-the-time-travellers will spend a whole day helping us to experience Ancient Greece.
And of course we will have our special Ancient Greece sleepover!!!
The whole school is going to enjoy another great show with a theatre company coming to perform Robin Hood.
With sunshine and so many exciting learning experiences to come I bet your children can’t wait to get started!
Maths – This term we have started with some re-enforcement ahead of assessment week with a focus on fractions and geometry, then we will continue with a focus on reasoning and 2 step word problems.
English – In English, we are learning and retelling the Ancient Greek Myths with a particular focus on telling stories from different points of view.
RE – We will focus our learning on Christianity in action. We will reflect on what others do because they care. With a particular focus on the story of the Good Samaritan, we will look at the persecution of Christians over the world and consider how we might respond to it. We will find out about the work of the Christian charity Open Doors. Finally we will learn about Paul and St Patrick and make comparisons between Saints and their motivations.
PSHE: We will learn about water the most precious of resources and how we can look after it. The children will continue to consider their learning journeys through 1-1 conversations about their progress and attitude as well as preparing ourselves for the next year.
PE is still on Tuesdays with Mr Savage and now back to Friday morning with Mrs Brown. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit that is named.
Dates for your diary!
Thursday: 14th/15th June- Father's Day Stall
Thursday 14th June: Pottery experience and school sleepover
Friday 15th June: Ancient Greece Workshop (dress up as an ancient Greek)
Friday 22nd June: Robin Hood a theatre experience in school
Monday 9th July: Change up day
Friday 13th July: Open afternoon (Children will perform an ancient Greece rap)
Thursday 19th July: KS2 Awards Assembly
Friday 20th July: 1.45pm Church Service
School closes for the summer holidays
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