Owls are known for their wisdom so
our motto is:
Sapientes nos sumus
Mrs Masters Mrs Hussain Mrs Fawkes
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant SEND Teaching Assistant
Our Topic is Crime and Punishment
This term is a history focus!
Key vocabulary we will be using: evidence, guilty, innocent, court, justice system, witness, judge, jury
Please see attached our Topic knowledge organiser
Week 1: Trip to the Galleries of Justice
To start our first topic lesson, the children will learn all about crime and punishment through our school trip! During the day, the children will go through time to learn what crimes were committed and how they were punished. We will visit dungeon cells and handle artefacts that were used such as the Scolds Bridle and the Stocks. In the afternoon, we will visit a court room and learn about the justice system today. How how is changed?
Week 2: What was the legacy of the Roman Empire?
This week the children will use their learning from Year 3 about the Roman Empire. The children will learn all about the crimes and punishments during this period and how the justice system worked. How is it similar to our justice system? What has changed? Stayed the same?
Week 3: What was crime and punishment like during the Anglo Saxo period?
During the third week the children will learn all about the justice system during the Anglo-Saxon period. We will learn how the punishments have changed compared to the Roman Empire and how they judged if the defendant was innocent or guilty.
Week 4: What was Tudor justice like?
This week the children will learn all about the Tudor time, what were the punishments to the crimes committed? Was this fair? How has this changed compared to the Roman Empire and the Anglo-Saxon period?
Week 5: Where Highwaymen heroes or villains?
For Week 5 the children will be learning all about Dick Turpin, the infamous Highwayman. What did he do? Were his actions justified? The children will be looking at different sources and decide if this is reliable evidence to make a decision on whether or not he was a hero or a villain.
Week 6: What were Victorian prisons like?
For the last week the children will learn all about Victorian prisons and explain what they were like. What were the conditions like? What tasks did the prisoners have to do? What was the purpose? How do these prisons compare to today?
Our School values
Each week we have a new value – 12 in total. Our first value will be Respect. The children will have an assembly Monday morning about how to show and give respect to others both in school and at home! We will be expecting this to be demonstrated to all members of our Coppice community, it is important that even when we move onto a new value, the old one isn’t lost.
Our new core values will now form the basis of our ambassador passports (these have now been renamed – core value passports and the children can achieve their bronze, silver and gold awards throughout the year for each core value.) We will of course keep you informed about how your child is getting on with this throughout the year.
Each week Mrs Seaton will sent out a Newsletter that will reflect the value we are working on so that it can also be supported at home. We look forward to seeing our children bright and early ready to embrace the new weekly challenges
In Year 4 we will continue to develop the skills of comprehension by reading individually, in groups and as a whole class. It is important that, when reading, the children understand the words they are reading and have the ability to check the meaning of words when they are not sure. We are focusing particularly on answering more difficult comprehension questions when reading so that the children build up their deductive skills and have more of an understanding of what the text is telling them.
The children will build on their previous knowledge of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling to improve their speaking, reading and writing skills. We will focus on different types of sentences and the associated punctuation. We will build on our knowledge of homophones so that we choose the right ones in our work.
Numeracy is a very important part of the curriculum and this term we will be looking continue to build our skills in number and place value.
This term we will be looking at multiplication and division
We will continue have a strong focus on learning our table facts and there will be a number of facts to learn each week.
Information for parents- http://www.croft.notts.sch.uk/Numeracy%20Targets%20Year%203.htm
If all parents could encourage their children to learn and practice all the tables up to 12x tables that would be very useful too!
This site may help with that:
Learning log tasks are set at the beginning of a topic to be completed over the half term. The children will have the whole half term to complete their chosen tasks. We will make sure you have the date for the homework to be returned. We hope that you enjoy the range of tasks that we have set for you!
There will be a times table test each week for the table facts. Our aim is to know all the times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end year 4.
Reading as much as possible will really help your child’s progress at school. For their learning passport they must have read three times a week all term. It is very important that they understand what they are reading a few minutes spent asking questions about what has been read helps children to develop comprehension skills which are vital to their education.
Monday 6th November - Back to school
Thursday 9th November - Photo Day!
Friday 10th November - School trip to the Galleries of Justice
Friday 17th November - Wear your Pj's for Children in Need
Friday 8th December - Non uniform day - bring a raffle prize
Wednesday 13th December - Flu Vaccinations
Thursday 14th December - KS2 Christmas Carol Concert at Church
Christmas Dinner Day
Young Voices concert for Parents - 3:15pm
Monday 18th December Christmas Fair
Thursday 21st December Last day of term - Christmas Party Day
Friday 22nd December Inset Day