Class studies ~ here are details of the topics that the children are studying this term.
As part of the curriculum, all children, from Reception onwards will be learning French, and our Year 5 and Year 6 children will be learning Spanish weekly. We are also offering German and Spanish as a club to other year groups, and la Scuola Italia Broxbourne offers the opportunity for children in Years 1 to 6 to learn Italian; do see the clubs list.
Year 3 classes
In science children are studying the topics of Rocks and Soils, and Animals, including Humans. In art children will be exploring the portrayal of relationships. In design and technology they will be designing and making healthy pizzas. In computing they will be exploring still and moving images. In their geographical studies they will be exploring land use in Hoddesdon town and comparing this with land use in Bournemouth. A visit to Hoddesdon town centre will consolidate their studies. Children’s musical studies will be based on the Wider Opportunities for Music programme, focusing on the violin, viola, cello and double bass. Their studies in religious education will focus on Christianity and Sikhism, and what it means to belong to a group. They will also be exploring the poetry of A.A. Milne. In PSHE&C children will continue to build on their knowledge and skills with regards to building positive relationships and celebrating difference.
Chidren’s studies. Activities will be adapted for remote education.
Year 3 classes
Year 3 English studies will focus on persuasive writing, in particular writing a persuasive book review as well as looking at the language used in dialogue and plays. Children will also be studying the poetry of Michael Rosen. In Mathematics, the children will continue to develop their mental fluency linked with multiplication and division as well as develop their knowledge of time and money. In science, children will be exploring plants, and light and shadows. In history, children will be studying the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. A workshop focusing on life in Ancient Egypt, will enrich their studies. In art, children will be investigating portraits, with links made to their studies of Ancient Egypt. Their computing work will focus on online safety and the effective use of the worldwide web. In P.E, children will be developing their skills in athletics, rounders and outdoor and adventurous activities. In music, children will continue to learn to play a stringed instrument and in design and technology they will be designing and making photograph frames. In PSHE&C, children will be developing their understanding of changes in themselves and all around them as well developing skills on how to manage their emotions. In RE they are continuing their study of Christianity and Sikhism.
Activities will be adapted for remote learning.
Across the school in English, all children will be focusing on writing imaginative and thoughtful texts, which are appropriate to task, reader and purpose. In mathematics, we continue to focus on improving children’s mental arithmetic ability and number fluency, alongside teaching other areas.
Year 3 classes
Year 3 English studies will focus on myths and legends, calligrams/ ‘shape’ poetry, letters and stories by a particular author and instruction texts. Children will also study the poetry of Kenn Nesbitt. In mathematics children are focusing on strategies for multiplication and division and solving problems involving money and fractions. In science they are studying forces and magnets. In design and technology children will be creating 3D pop up books. In computing they will be focusing on programming with an emphasis on debugging and algorithms. In history children will be studying Ancient Greece. They will be investigating the religion, culture and legacy of this civilisation. In music children will continue their study of a stringed instrument. In art they will create their own artefact inspired by their studies in history. The activities for PE are basketball, dance, gymnastics and tennis. In RE the children will continue to study aspects of Sikhism and Christianity, with a particular focus on the Easter story. In geography children will be studying a Greek locality. In PSHE&C, children will continue to develop their knowledge of building positive relationships and how to keep healthy.