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Term 3 : Scandinavia

Welcome back to term 3!
Our third term in year 4 sees us moving from the Vikings to the region of Scandinavia. We will find out about what countries make up Scandinavia, create a fact file on each country and of course sample some local delicacies.
We will look at lots of aspects of Scandinavian life – their cities, homes, pastimes, flags, leaders, local foods and much more.
In English we will start the term writing persuasive letters – who knows, we might even persuade Mr Clarke for a day off?! Later on, we will be creating non-chronological reports on a Scandinavian animal that you are not likely to see in the United Kingdom. This links nicely with Art and computing for some cross curricular work.
We will also study fairy tales, looking at the classics and some new modern interpretations.
In Computing we will be using Microsoft Publisher to create an information text. We will be using websites to collate information to include in our documents. We will then be focusing on formatting and editing our work to produce a professional looking text.
Art will see us exploring line and tone, looking at Scandinavian animals and using our sketching skills to add finer details to our art work. The beautiful Northern lights will also be a focus for some of our art work.
Music will be linked to Scandinavia where we will be looking at music from the group ABBA and becoming ‘Dancing Queens!’ We will learn pentatonic scales to accompany our singing and develop pitch using our voices and a variety of instruments.
In PSHE we will be looking at Dreams and Goals, setting goals, trying to achieve them and learning how to overcome disappointment on the way!
In R.E we will be looking at why some people see life as a journey and identify some of the key milestones on this journey. We will also be looking at what happens in Christian, Jewish, and Hindu ceremonies of
commitment such as weddings and say what these rituals mean.
In PE we will be looking at hockey and gymnastics. We will learn to play co-operatively as a team, apply simple rules and learn to control and direct a ball with a hockey stick. In gymnastics we will be and thinking about
symmetrical sequences. We will also use apparatus to develop variations in height and speed of our
movements.
So, another very busy term with lots to keep us entertained and enthused.
More details can be found on the Year 4 DB primary page which can be accessed through Brook Field's virtual learning environment. Look out for topic challenges as we progress through the term. There are also some useful website links which can further the children's learning and also allow them to have some fun out of the
classroom.
As always, if you have any relevant talents or interest in our curriculum, please don’t hesitate to contact us as we would welcome any support shared.
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