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Phase 3/4

Autumn 1

Welcome to Year 3/4!

 We hope you had a great summer holiday and are ready for another fantastic year at Swarcliffe Primary School.





Our topic for this term is ‘Why visit America?’

Over this half term we will be looking at the different states and landmarks in America, and explore why people choose to holiday in America.

In our English lessons we will focus on a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts linked to America. Children will be researching facts about America safely on the internet and writing their own non-chronological reports using the information they have found. As before, spelling and grammar are a key part of our English lessons. We also encourage children to read as much as possible at home and in school.

In Maths lessons we will be focussing on key mathematical skills, including the written methods for all four calculation methods. To link to our topic, we will learn about the time differences between the United States of America, the UK and a range of other countries. We will also look at the difference between American dollars and the British pound.

In Science we will be exploring electricity; identifying common electrical appliances and even investigation the use of switches, buzzers in our own scientific experiments.  In Geography lessons we will be locating America and the different states using maps and atlases. We will study the similarities and differences between specific American states and our local area.

Our RE lessons this term will teach children about the different faiths linked to our local community through stories. We will link different faiths through festivals, celebrations and pilgrimages. Children will investigate festivals and stories linked to the Native Americans.

PE will continue to take place on Friday’s with the coaches. Please remember that children will need the correct PE kit to be able to participate in sports with the coaches. This term Tiger's will be swimming on a Wednesday afternoon and will need a swimming costume and a towel. 

Welcome to Phase 3/4 September 2017