Lower Key Stage 2

May 2017

Year 3

The children in Year 3 are currently studying the topic ‘The Romans’. They will understand the impact and significance of the Romans and Roman Empire on Britain.  As part of this topic they will visit Lunt Roman Fort.

The key text in English will be ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl, which will be used as the focus to develop their writing skills in a range of genres, including, fiction and non-fiction writing.

 

Year 4

In Year 4, the children are exploring the topic ‘The Egyptians’. They will be learning the Ancient Egyptians and the famous landmarks which were built in this era.  The will also be going on a trip to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to find out more about mummification!

In English, the children are working on the theme of ‘Issues and Dilemmas’.  The texts studied will include the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae and ‘When Hitler stole pink Rabbit’ by Judith Kerr.  As part of this work, they will be developing their descriptive and emotive vocabulary to engage the reader.