Lower Key Stage 2

Spring 19

Year Three

In the Spring term, the children will be studying France as their topic. This will entail them exploring the geographical location of France in the world and key areas of geographical interest within France. They will also focus on some of its physical and human features and study famous French artists.

In Year 3, the children will be exploring traditional tales through the texts ‘The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs’ and ‘The Wolf’s Story’. They will be writing a narrative focussing on plot, a newspaper article and an informal letter.

In the first half term the children’s Science topic is called ‘Animals including humans’. During this topic they will learn about the processes which define living things. They will also use their investigative skills to investigate these processes.  In the second half term the children will focus on ‘Forces and Magnets’.

In Computing, the children will create their own presentations and they will learn about how networks are created. The children will also continue to have half termly E-safety lessons on understanding and using the internet safely.

 

Year Four

In English, the children will be exploring fantasy worlds, such as Narnia in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. After that, they will be basing their English work on Julia Jarman’s ‘Time Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess.’ This will link with our Egypt topic, during which the children will learn about how and why pyramids were built and create sculptures. They will also visit the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to discover how mummies were made.

In Science, the children will be learning about sound. During this topic they will learn about the structure of the ear and how we can hear sounds. They will also carry out investigations to help them to understand how sound travels. In the second half of the term the children will study ‘Humans and other animals’. They will learn about the importance of looking after their teeth. This will include learning about the digestive system.