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Our Autumn Term topic is: The Blue Abyss.

 

We will be learning about all of the creatures under the sea and how they are adapted to life there. We will be discovering how humans have depended on the ocean for thousands of years: from fisherman and pirates, to marine biologists and conservationists. We will be identifying our own impact on the oceans and how we can make a difference. 

 

Take a look at our knowledge organiser to see more about what we will be learning:

 

 

 

Bristol Aquarium 

 

To kick start our 'Blue Abyss' topic we went on a school trip to Bristol Aquarium. We learned all about different sea creatures on our aquarium tour, fed the sting rays and used our sketching skills to draw realistic portraits of our favourite creatures!

 

Classifying Shells

 

We used our observational skills to identify similarities and differences between shells. We created branching diagrams with our partners to sort them and then using a key to identify each shell's name. 

 

 

The Great Wave Off Kanagawa - Our Intepretations

Non-Chronological Report Hot Writes: We have been working hard to develop our report writing skills. We have written non-chronological reports to help Leo from our class story, Leo and the Octopus!

Pirate Immersion Day

 

3/4R had a fantastic 'Marvellous Middle' to our topic, learning all about the infamous Welsh pirate Black Bart! We discovered that he was not always a pirate but a deckhand in the merchant navy. When his ship was captured by another Welsh pirate, Howell Davis, Black Bart turned to piracy to avoid execution. He went on the be the most successful pirate of the age, capturing over 400 ships. His life was very exciting and he showed us how to fight with a pistol and a rapier. He also told us that being a pirate isn't all good though - who knew that the reason ships had a plank was because it was actually the toilet! 

 

(Disclaimer: no children were harmed in the process of this immersion day!).

 

The 3/4R Crew!Black BartPirate punishmentsPirate compensation!Sword fightingShooting practise

Diwrnod Shwmae 2021

 

The 15th October every year is Diwrnod Shwmae (Shwmae Day). We celebrated in 3/4R by wearing the colours of the Welsh flag (gwyrdd, coch a gwyn), singing and dancing to Sosban Fach, following Welsh instructions to complete a dwdl and of course, using our Welsh language skills to have conversations with our friends.

 

We had fun following Welsh instructions to draw an 'Octopws':

The Day 3/4R Went to Sea

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3/4R have baked ships biscuits using lots of important maths skills. First, we had to double the recipe so that we had enough for the whole crew. Then, we used our measuring skills to weigh the ingredients and our knowledge of time to make sure they were cooked correctly. Finally, we divided the biscuits equally in our groups so everybody had their fair share! Da iawn pawb!

3/4R out the 'I' in 'kind' for Anti-Bullying Week 2021 #onekindword

Kung Fu Punctuation!

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3/4R have been learning Kung Fu Punctuation to help us to remember to use our capital letters, full stops and other punctuation marks in our writing.

Food Chains

 

3/4R have been learning about oceanic food chains. We have learnt what the words 'consumer', 'producer', 'predator' and 'prey' mean. The children used their creative skills to make model food chains. The producer is the seaweed, the first consumer is a shrimp, one of the prey animals is a fish and the shark is the apex predator. 

 

Our Spring Term topic is: Ancient Civilisations

 

We will be becoming historians and archaeologists as we discover what life was like in three ancient civilisations: Ancient Egypt, Ancient Sumer and the Indus Valley. We will be examining historical artefacts and learning about what life was like in these ancient civilisations. We will be learning about their geography, religion, architecture, writing, art and food. Design and innovation skills will be put to the test as we become tomb builders and develop mechanisms to help us create structures.

 

Take a look at our knowledge organiser to see more about what we will be learning:

 

 

 

SELF ISOLATION TASKS: If you are having to self-isolate and are well enough to do some home learning, please see the attached timetable and supporting resources.

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