Owls are known for their wisdom so
our motto is:
Sapientes nos sumus
Mrs Masters Mrs Parker Mrs Hussain
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Our Topic is Crime and Punishment!
Week 1: What was the legacy of the Roman Empire to the laws of Britain?
To start the beginning of the new term, we will be learning all about crime and punishment after the Roman Empire. The children will be matching the crimes to the punishments and discussing if it was a fair punishment. How is it different to todays punishments?
Week 2: What was crime and punishment like during Anglo-Saxon times?
Today, we will be doing a debate! The children will be given different scenarios and split into three groups - the jury, Anglo Saxons and modern British people. Within their groups the children will present their case to the jury and make the punishment decisions!
Week 3: Visit to the Gallery of Justice in Nottingham
This week the children are going to visit the museum! They will learn all about the law, how it was made and how it has changed through time. They will also hold different artefacts and have the opportunity to see a court room and act out a case.
Week 4: What was Tudor justice like?
Today, the children are learning about Tudor punishments for crimes that have been committed, and discuss what has changed since Anglo-Saxon times. Are the punishments any fairer? Why? Why not? Are there any similarities or differences?
Week 5: What does it meant to be healthy? How do you make a Tudor soup?
This week we are discussing what it means to be healthy, as part of our Design and Technology work. The children will research foods that were available during the Tudor times (ingredients that can be grown) and design their own Tudor soup working in small groups. The children will then work with an adult to make their soup and evaluate their creation!
Week 6: Were Highwaymen heroes or villains?
This week we are focussing on the Highwayman! The children will learn all about Dick Turpin and discuss if he was a villain or a hero.
Week 7: What were Victorian prisons like? How has crime and punishment changed over time?
For the last week of term, the children will be learning about Victorian prisons and the Victorian Justice system. What did the criminals have to do during their time in prison? How has this changed from Tudor and Anglo-Saxon times? How do modern prisons differ?
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.
The stories we are focussing on is Robin Hood - Outlaw by Michael Morpurgo and Dick Turpin!
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 perimeter, 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.
Ambassador Awards 2020 - 2021
This year we have incorporated the Learning Passport within a document that recognises children’s achievements in school and the wider community. What is expected in order for children to achieve their ’Ambassador Award’ comes under 4 headings:
Behaviour and conduct
Each section has elements that underpin the values that as a school we hold dear. We believe that learning is something that continues every minute of the waking day and it is important to recognise children’s achievements not only in lessons but beyond. Adults in school will discuss each section with the children and how they can meet the criteria identified; we are hoping that the children will be able to take some ownership of the passport themselves!
Have a look at the Ambassador leaflet to find out more and look through 'Steps to Success' passport the Owls children will be working through this year to help them achieve their Ambassador Awards!