Lower Key Stage 2

Learning in Year 3

Fascinating Fossils

Year 3 on: Learning in Year 3

This half term, Year 3 have been learning about Mary Anning through the story 'Stone Girl Bone Girl'. The children enjoyed learning about her life and wrote a biography about her. They went on to write newspaper reports about the important discoveries she made.

This linked well with our Science learning. As children were learning about rocks and fossils, they were got 'hands on' and made their own fossil imprints, using everyday items such as plasticine and dog biscuits!

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Leaning in Year 3 this Autumn

Year 3 on: Learning in Year 3

As part of our theme 'Prehistory', we have been learning all about Stone Age people's lives and their achievements. We looked at how their lives were very different to ours today and discussed what that might have been like. 

In English, We have been reading 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. The children have really enjoyed this story and we have just finished writing our prequels to the original story.

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Unity Week in Y3

Year 3 on: Learning in Year 3

In Year 3 this term, we have been learning about and celebrating unity and black history.  We have been looking at Janice Sylvia Brock’s art work.  We worked as a united team to create our own representations of the masterpiece. 

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The British Museum

Year 3 on: Learning in Year 3

As part of our 'Invasion' topic, we went to visit The British Museum. We found out amazing facts about the Romans like what they ate, weapons they used, what they wore and so much more!

The British Museum

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Year 3 Amazon Adventure!

Year 3 on: Learning in Year 3

In DT, we designed and made animal sock puppets! We learnt how to use the blanket and running stitch. We had great fun!

Sock Puppets!

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Learning in Year 4

Viking Invaders and Nordic Designs

Year 4 on: Learning in Year 4

This term in Year 4, our theme has been about ‘Journeys’. We enjoyed learning all about the Vikings - how they travelled from Scandinavia, their beliefs and customs and their impact on both Anglo Saxon and modern Britain. 

We wrote newspaper reports about the invasion of Lindisfarne and worked in groups using the iPads to turn them into video news bulletins! 

 

We made observational drawings of traditional Nordic designs and used ink and polystyrene sheets to turn our own designs into beautiful prints. 

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Making Our Own Apps

Year 4 on: Learning in Year 4

This term, Year 4 have been busy learning how to code using Espresso Coding. We have learnt about creating timers and stopwatches in apps. We then used this knowledge and our skills to create our own gaming apps which we played with our peers.

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Making Gingerbread Biscuits!

Year 4 on: Learning in Year 4

This half term, we have been busy baking gingerbread biscuits. We have learned some essential life skills such as being able to follow a recipe, work within a team and carry out a process carefully. As a result, we made some delicious biscuits which we decorated and enjoyed during our Christmas parties!

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Celebrating our Similarities for Unity Theme Week

Year 4 on: Learning in Year 4

This term, we have been discussing what is meant by unity. We started by remembering a time where we felt included and how this made us feel. We then explored why it is better for us and the world to be united. We looked at the artwork 'UK School Report' by a black artist named Tam Joseph. Using this piece as inspiration, we created our self-portraits to reflect our positive qualities. We then put these together to form a class collage. We also celebrated our differences by having a Unity Party in Year 4.

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Designing Anderson Shelters

Year 4 on: Learning in Year 4

In Year 4, we have been learning all about life during World War 2. Our learning in DT has been particularly exciting as we learnt about Anderson shelters, what they were used for and analysed how they were built. We then designed and created our own model Anderson shelters, paying close attention to the materials we use to ensure they were strong and durable.

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