Beech Class

Welcome to our Beech Class page. This is where we will be sharing our news and topics for this year .

Term 5:

Subject

 

Sentence explaining curriculum

English

In English this term we will be learning how describe settings to improve our story writing. In Whole Class Reading we will be looking at a range of text types and developing our vocabulary and inference skills

Maths

In maths this term we will continue to work on fractions and decimals. Later in the term, we will look at money and statistics.

Science

Our topic will focus on plants. They will learn the names of different parts of plants, and the jobs they do. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate what plants need to grow well, and will present their findings to the class. They will work in a hands-on way to identify the parts of a flower, and will explore the different stages of the life cycle of a flowering plant.

Humanities

Our focus this term will be on maps and the geography of the local area. We will also look at the human and physical features of Denton and Northamptonshire.

RE

This term we will be looking at peace and why we should give peace a chance.

Art and Design

This term we will be focusing on designing and making a product and evaluating our work. We will be researching our product and using information to help with our designs.

Computing

We will be using the internet to access online maps, find out about the human and physical features of the local area and research more about Northamptonshire. We will also produce a map of Denton using scratch.  

PE

This term we will be looking at tennis, developing our racket, movement and coordination skills. We also be looking at cricket, looking at elements of bowling and batting.

Modern Foreign Language (KS2)

Year 3 French - We will be continuing to learn greetings, classroom instructions, colours and numbers and listening to songs and stories as well as learning finger rhymes. Year 4 French - We will be learning the words for clothes, days of the week and more numbers; practising finger rhymes and learning songs and stories.

Term 3 & 4:

Subject

 

Sentence explaining curriculum

English

In English this term we will be learning how to develop characters and plot to improve our story writing. In Guided Reading we will be looking at a range of Chinese stories related to our topic.

Maths

In maths this term we will continue to work on multiplication. We will learn written methods for solving 2-digit and 3-digit multiplication and we’ll then move onto division.

Science

Our topic will focus on humans. We will learn about the different types of nutrition that we need, find out about our skeleton and muscles and find out how we are similar to and different from other animals.

Humanities

Our focus this term will be on the geography of China. We will look at where in the world China is, what its cities and the countryside are like, how China compares to the UK, what the weather is like in China and how this effects the lives of people living in China.

RE

Year 3 will be focusing on creation stories and Year 4 will be looking at the importance of prayer in different religions.

Art and Design

We will be learning some new techniques in art as we paint Chinese blossom pictures, produce our own willow pattern plates and design and make Chinese dragons.

Computing

We will be focussing on using the internet this term. We will learn about cyberbullying, how to search safely, what plagiarism is and how to safely share information.  

Music

Building on previous years’ work. Being able to write for different percussion instruments thinking of the overall sound. Being able to maintain rhythms against others. Realising the importance of silence! Being able to sing a round in 4 parts. Start to realise what is needed for a performance situation. Beginning to learn to play the recorder – an aural approach. Starting to play the ukulele.

PE

This term children will focusing on developing their swimming skills, with the aim of completing 25m. We will also be looking at hockey, particularly the importance of warming up and stick and ball skills. In addition we will be looking at ball skills, throwing and catching.

Modern Foreign Language (KS2)

Year 3 French - We will be continuing to learn greetings, classroom instructions, colours and numbers and listening to songs and stories as well as learning finger rhymes. Year 4 French - We will be learning the words for clothes, days of the week and more numbers; practising finger rhymes and learning songs and stories.


Term 2:

Subject

 

Sentence explaining curriculum

English

Our English focus this term is Recounts and we will be orally recounting personal events and wring newspaper reports. In Reading we will be developing our understanding of vocabulary and learning to summarise information from texts.

Maths

In maths this term we will begin by looking at methods for subtraction. We will then move onto multiplication methods.

Science

Our topic will focus on forces and magnets. We will learn about pushes and pulls, friction and magnetism.

Humanities

We will be continuing our topic on the Ancient Egyptians focusing on the River Nile, Gods and Goddesses and life for ordinary Egyptians.

RE

The year 3 children will be looking at special religious texts including the Bible, Torah & Qu’ran

The year 4 children will be looking at the moral guidance that religious texts provide, e.g. The 10 commandments.

Art and Design

We will be continuing to work on our observational drawing skills and also our painting skills. We will be exploring colour mixing with paint.

Computing

We will be focussing on programming this term, using Scratch to help us to make a simple game.  

Music

Building on previous years’ work. Being able to write for different percussion instruments thinking of the overall sound. Being able to maintain rhythms against others. Realising the importance of silence! Being able to sing a round in 4 parts. Start to realise what is needed for a performance situation. Beginning to learn to play the recorder – an aural approach. Starting to play the ukulele.

PE

This term the children will be focusing on indoor athletics which includes jumping and throwing techniques. The children will also be developing their tactical skills by learning Curling and Boccia.

Modern Foreign Language (KS2)

Year 3 French - We will be continuing to learn greetings, classroom instructions, colours and numbers and listening to songs and stories as well as learning finger rhymes. Year 4 French - We will be learning the words for clothes, days of the week and more numbers; practising finger rhymes and learning songs and stories.

Term 1:

Subject

 

Sentence explaining curriculum

English

We will be reading Chalk by Bill Tomson and using this as a stimulus to help us to write our own short stories.

Maths

We will be focusing on place value looking at numbers up to and beyond 1000. Following this, we will be looking at addition and subtraction methods.

Science

Our topic will focus on rocks. We will learn about different types of rocks and their properties as well as fossils and soil erosion.

Humanities

Our main focus will be history based on the Ancient Egyptians. We will use a range of sources to help us to learn about what life was like then. 

RE

The year 3 children will be exploring different saints.

The year 4 children will be looking at churches and different places of worship.

Art and Design

We will be working on our observational drawing skills – learning to look very closely at objects and draw what we see.

Computing

We will begin by recapping e-safety and then we will move onto creating presentations using PowerPoint and Ipads. 

Music

Building on previous years’ work. Being able to write for different percussion instruments thinking of the overall sound.

Being able to maintain rhythms against others. Realising the importance of silence! Being able to sing a round in 4 parts.

Start to realise what is needed for a performance situation. Beginning to learn to play the recorder – an aural approach. Starting to play the ukulele.

PE

This term the children will be focusing on invasion games including ball games and hockey. In gymnastics they will be exploring balance. 

Modern Foreign Language (KS2)

Year 3 French - We will be learning greetings, classroom instructions, colours and numbers and listening to songs and stories as well as learning finger rhymes. Year 4 French - We will be revising classroom objects, colours and numbers; creating simple sentences; learning the words for clothes, days of the week and more numbers; practising finger rhymes and learning songs and stories.