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Autumn 2

Here is a rundown of everything we will be learning this term!

Theme: Natural disasters

Our learning this term will be based around natural disasters. We will be particularly exploring Tsunamis, including how they are caused, where they occur and what effect they have. This will be linked to our class book; Running Wild. We will also be learning about other natural disasters, such as earthquakes and volcanoes, which we will link into our History topic of the Romans and the Roman city of Pompeii.

Vocabulary: Tsunami, Earthquake, Volcano, Tectonic Plates, Plate boundary, Tremor, Richter Scale, Magnitude, Disaster, Destruction, Crust, Lava, Ash, Casualty, Aid, Erupt

English: Persuasion Letter and Fictional Diary Entry

Our English learning will be based around the book Running Wild, we will explore this novel deeply through drama and other fun learning activities. 

We will develop our writing skills by writing a persuasion letter to one of the characters from Running Wild, as well as writing our own fictional diary entry from the point of view of one of the characters.

We will also build on our knowledge of natural disasters and the earth by exploring a range of texts about them during our guided reading lessons.

Maths: Multiplication and Division

This term, we will continue to work on our arithmetic skills through Number and Lightning. We will particularly be focussing on becoming very confident in the multiplication and division aspect of this, which includes multiplying a one-digit number by a two-digit number, as well as dividing a two-digit number by a one-digit number. and using these skills to solve problems.

We will also be focusing on learning our times tables facts, as these will be very important for Maths learning in Key Stage 2.

Science: Forces and Magnets

We will be looking as a class at Forces and Magnets, which includes learning about push and pull forces, as well as exploring magnets through practical investigations. We will also be learning about the forces involved in natural disasters.

Vocabulary: Force, Push, Pull, Friction, Magnetic, Poles, Attract, Repel

Other Curriculum Areas

Computing – Bug fixing and online research

Geography – Natural disasters – Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis

-Sustainability and caring for the environment

History – The Romans

RE – Understanding Christianity - Incarnation

Languages - French Weather

Music – Percussion instruments

PE – Games, Dance and Gymnastics

PSHE – Kindness

Art and Design – Clay Roman Mosaics

Diary Dates

28.10.19 First day of term

31.10.19 – Halloween Disco

11.11.19 – 15.11.19 – Anti-bullying week

12.11.19 – Year 3 dance festival at AMVC

15.11.19 – Children in Need

11.12.19 – Christmas Fayre

13.12.19 – Christmas Jumper Day

17.12.19 – Christmas Lunch

17.12.19 - School Disco

18.12.19 – Last day of term