Kite Class

Kite Class

Teachers: Mrs Maddy Pengelly
Teaching Assistants:  Mrs N Pilton,  Mrs K Francis and Miss M Pollard.

Student  Teacher: Miss  A Elliott will be back with us for the Summer Term

What a fabulous year we have had so far. The children in Kite class have impressed us all with their positive attitude and kindness towards others. We are looking forward to the next part of their school journey with us.

Year 3/4 Curriculum Overview

Kite Class- Summer Term

For the Summer Term, our topic work will have a Geography focus. We will be investigating Rivers. A summary can be found on the knowledge organiser below:

Knowledge Organiser Rivers

In our Science lessons we will begin by investigating Plants. This will continue for the whole term

We will :

  • Identify and describe the functions of different parts of plants; roots, stem, leaves and flowers.
  • Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant.
  • Investigate the ways in which water is transported within plants
  • Explore the role of flowers in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

The second half of the Summer term will be a focus on All Living Things.

We will:

  • Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

English fiction will have a focus on description writing techniques using a portal tale called ‘Elf Road’.  The non-fiction writing will then focus on an explanation text answering ‘Why are Elves Extinct ?’ In Maths we will develop our measuring skills, time and shape understanding.  Also, we will continue to learn multiplication and dividing. All our maths will include problem solving , challenges and lots of maths talk. In R.E we will be deepening our understanding of Judaism. We will ask and answer questions about the Torah. We will learn about Hebrew writing, the synagogue and what it is like to be part of the Jewish religion. The second half of the Summer term will be introducing the Jewish belief of there being a covenant agreement between God and His chosen people, the Jews.We will learn about the Passover festival, the Sedar meal and story of Moses. In Computing we will present data to others about plants, in the form of graphs and also photos. We will use a datalogger to test the amount of light in different parts of the school, at different times. We will continue to use the World Wide Web to search for information and create our own learning resources by creating hyperlinks.  We will also look at Online safety focusing on using the internet safely, in a healthy way which will include considering the time spent using technology and the recognition of appropriate websites and games.

Please can we remind everyone to ensure their child has a fruit or veg snack to eat at break.  Also, remember we only allow water in the drinks bottles.

Weekly Spelling Tests will be on a Friday. All children have a paper copy and also a copy stuck in their reading record books.

Kite Group Summer 2 Spellings

Kite Spellings Summer Term 2 Y4

Kite Spellings Summer Term 2 Y3

ALL YEARS :  TTRockstars   Encourage your child to develop their Times Table knowledge using this App. They have their own password which can be found in their reading journal.

Reading- Please sign your child’s reading record every time they are heard reading. This will show a minimum of 4 reads a week is being completed.Reading record books will be checked every Friday and signed by member of Kite staff.

If you are using the AR scheme ,please log on below and complete a quiz. Always keep reading. Read aloud to an adult daily and read to themselves for at least 20 minutes a day, preferably more. Here is a link to questions to ask when listen to your child reading. If possible share stories as a family too. Write a book review for each book you read.

Click here during school hours to complete an AR quiz. Please record your score in your planner or Home Learning Book.

A reading website that has updated lists of children’s authors reading aloud and fun activities. https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/?utm_content=1584565321&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

Class work for children who are self-isolating, or awaiting a test result:

Summer Term- English

We are having a focus on description. Have a go at these short burst writing activities. Remember to use powerful adjectives.

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Under the Sea Expanded Noun Phrases

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TTrockstars should be used everyday. If no device is available, children can write out the times tables. As a guide , begin with 10X, 5X and 2X. Move on to the others up to 12X. The corresponding division facts should also be learnt.

Reading 4 times a week for at least 20 minutes is encouraged. AR quizzes  (for those using AR) can be accessed during school time.

Maths: Click on the links on the sheet.

Maths isolation work

Time –

1.maths-ks2-lesson Time to the minute Powerpoint

1.maths-ks2-lesson Time to the minute worksheet

2. maths-ks2-lesson-AM PM

2. maths-ks2-lesson-AM PM 1

2. Telling-the-time Quiz

2.Telling-the-time AM PM answers

Blank_Time_Worksheet  Can you tell the time? Write the time in words. Try minutes to the hour and past.

Here is some shape revision too: Look at the Powerpoint first.

Revise-shapes-

Topic Geography – Rivers: Please also see the Knowledge Organiser above for more details about the class learning. Feel free to develop your own project about rivers. You could investigate a local river (The Parrett)., find it’s source and mouth. Create a map, or a model.

where-are-the-worlds-rivers?

how-do-rivers-shape-the-land?

what-landforms-do-rivers-create?

what-landforms-do-rivers-create-part-2?

why-are-rivers-important-to-people?

what-happens-when-a-river-floods?

Religious Education Isolation: Judaism

Here are some lessons for you to view.

what-was-the-first-covenant-between-abraham-and-god?

why-did-moses-lead-the-israelites-out-of-egypt?

where-do-jews-worship-today?

what-is-the-torah?

what-are-the-jewish-festivals?

 

Watch the video and have a go at the quiz.

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