As Authors in English, we will be:
- Reading a range of stories set in imaginary worlds.
- Writing expanded noun phrases to describe characters and settings.
- Creating our own story set in an imaginary world.
- Using dialogue.
- Listening to arguments about issues concerning the rainforests.
- Learning how to use persuasive language.
- Writing a persuasive argument linked to our work on rainforests.
- Applying Year 3 spelling rules into our writing.
As Mathematicians, we will be:
Making whole fractions
Counting in tenths
Working out tenths as decimals
Placing fractions on a number line
Working out fractions of a set of objects
Understanding equivalent fractions
Recapping o'clock and half past
Recapping quarter past and quarter to
Learning about months and years
Learning about the hours in a day
Telling the time to 5 minutes
Telling the time to the minute
Using a.m. and p.m.
Understanding the 24-hour clock
Finding the duration
As Scientists, we will be:
- Recognising that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.
- Exploring and using classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in a rainforest environment and our local environment.
- Constructing and interpret food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.
- Classifying rainforest animals using the names: amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish, mammals and insects.
- Describing the habitat of a rainforest animal and explain why it is suitable.
- Learning how environments can change and the dangers it can pose to living things.
- Identifying and naming a variety of living things in our local and the rainforest environment.
As Artists, we will:
- Learn about the artist Henri Rousseau and explore his artwork.
- Explain what they like or dislike about their work.
- Experiment with creating mood, feeling, movement and areas of interest by selecting appropriate materials and learnt techniques.
- Articulate how they might improve their work using technical terms and reasons as a matter of routine.
- Experiment with a range of collage techniques such as overlapping, tearing and laying to create images and represent textures.
- Use collage as a means of collecting ideas and information and building a visual vocabulary.
As Musicians we will be:
- Identifying structure and texture in music.
- Using body percussion to create musical rhythms.
- Creating simple tunes.
- Building and improving a composition.
As Geographers we will be:
- Using atlases to discover the locations of some of the world's rainforests.
- Exploring the components and layers of the rainforest, using natural materials to create our own models of a rainforest biome.
- Comparing physical geographical features of Manaus, Brazil and Delamere, United Kingdom. We will be focussing on comparing climate, interpreting graphs to add to our research.
- Researching the people and settlements of the Amazon Rainforest. Who lives in the Amazon? What is life really like? How does it compare to our lives?
- Investigating deforestation, why are trees being chopped down? Why is this dangerous for the entire world?
As Computer Technicians, we will be:
- Using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.
- Learning about computer networks, including the internet.
- Selecting, using and combining a range of software to communicate with others.