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 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 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 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 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.