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Year 3/Year 4 - Miss Dunn

Autumn 1 - Scrumdiddlyumptious


In Year 3/4 we have been exploring the tasty world of food, developing our knowledge of food groups, food origins, healthy eating and physical changes during cooking. We have done various science experiments showing what happens to sugary sweets in different temperatures of water and which foods get mouldy the quickest and why.  Our focus text was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, which inspired some beautiful, imaginative writing.  As a little treat, we received a delivery from Creams Café which saw us devouring waffles, pancakes and cookie dough!

Autumn 2 - Gods and Mortals

This half term has once again been filled with plenty of fun and learning.

We've thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Ancient Greeks, hearing Greek myths and legends and using these to focus our writing on. As usual, we've also had additional fun activities such as the Climbing Wall, lessons in Yoga and Relaxation, and baking delicious treats.

Although a little different to normal, we had fun performing our Nativity, enjoyed a laugh at the pantomime, and had a great time making Christmas crafts and partying on our Christmas Fun Day.

Spring 1 - Misty Mountain Sierra
Spring 2 - Tribal Tales
It has been lovely to have our class family back again and to see the children with their friends. This half term we have enjoyed learning about tribes and their traditions. We have shown off our artistic talents by creating some cave drawings and using symbols from the Aboriginals to tell stories. Each week we have loved having a different focus. During bread week we turned into bakers and baked some tasty bread, chocolate week saw us testing different chocolate bars, we had aeroplane races in Amelia Earhart week, Spring week highlighted some budding artists we have in our class and throughout Easter week, we have enjoyed learning the Easter story through our Literacy.
Summer 1 - Potions

During this half term we enjoyed learning all about potions! We learnt about Alice in Wonderland, we wrote a character description about the 'Jar Wizard' and we did lots of experiments and notice various chemical reactions. The children enjoyed doing Harry Potter yoga too! In maths we learnt about fractions, and in Science we concentrated on sound, how it travels and how we can make a high or low pitch. They were very noisy lessons!

Summer 2 - Blue Abyss

During our topic, Blue Abyss, we looked at oceanic layers, the oceanic food chain, the different seas and oceans and we even had some real sea creatures for us to do observational drawings of, it stank the classroom out! We enjoyed our first class trip, we visited Tees Valley Wildlife Trust where Steve talked to us about plants and in the afternoon we built dens, this trip linked in lovely with our ‘Plants’ science topic. During the last half term we enjoyed sports week and we celebrated Heritage week by looking at how Stockton has changed over time, which famous people came from Stockton and we had a go at making local bridges out of clay.  

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