Welcome to Stephen Hawking Class
In Stephen Hawking Class class you will find wonderful Year 3 and 4 children, our class teacher (Miss Clarke) and our teaching assistant ( Ms Hall and Mrs Grey).
We are curious about the world in which we live and as well as focussing on our studies we are developing our JONK skills ( being curious, collaborative, creative, reflective, resourceful and resilient) so that we also have the confidence to stand up for what we believe in and make a positive difference to our lives and the lives of others.
What are we learning about this term?
This term we are learning about the Stone Age. We started our learning off by travelling back 2.6 million years ago. We will learn: how Stone Age people discovered flint and used it; how they created tools and how working together was beneficial to them and has impacted us now. In Art and Design, we will be considering how the people of the Stone Age communicated by creating our own interpretation of Cave Paintings. Within Design and Technology, we shall research and create our own Stone Age Tools.
In English, we start the term by writing an adventure story based on the book 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura. We shall further apply our knowledge of the ‘FANTASTICs’, ‘BOOMTASTICs’ and ‘GRAMMARISTICs’ by using writing techniques such as fronted adverbials, noun phrases and similes (just to name a few!) throughout our writing. We will also be looking at the following books throughout the Autumn Term in English writing: The First Drawing by Mordicai Gerstein, The Great Cave by Terry Deary and Ice Monsters by David Walliams.
This term, we are also focusing on Guided Reading where we shall be looking at a different extract each week from a book related to the Stone Age. Some examples include: The Boy with the Bronze Axe, DNA Detectives and The Stolen Spear. We shall be focusing on developing our comprehension techniques.
In Maths, we will be focusing on Place Value and using resources to help us investigate the relationship between numbers!
I like school because our classroom is big. I like learning maths. I have lots of friends and I have fun.
I like school because I learn. I am enjoying improving my English. I like teaching Miss Clarke maths. I also love art. We have the biggest class which means we can lots of fun.
I enjoy English because I like writing. I like maths and playtime. My teachers are great because they teach me new things.