Welcome to St. Francis class page!
A warm welcome to our class page where you will be able to find out what we will be learning each term, pictures of what we have been doing and key information we would like to share.
Mrs Tassell- Monday-Thursday
Mrs Vincent-Poole- Friday
Class Dojo is checked regularly so please feel free to contact us on Class Dojo if you have any queries or questions.
Our Class Saint
Our class is named after St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. He was born over 800 years ago in a little town in Italy.
What will we be learning this Summer term 2021?
We have lots of fun and exciting learning opportunities this half term.
We can't wait to get started and we're looking forward to the warmer days for plenty of outdoor learning.
We teach on a 2 year rolling cycle and ensure that the experiences that the children have are rich and exciting; it is our aim for the children to experience both excellence and fun.
Please look at our Curriculum Overview to find out more.........
We will be exploring.....
What makes the earth angry?
The children will be finding out about volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and tornadoes- how they are formed and how they affect people's lives.
What causes Earthquakes and how are they measured? How do volcanoes affect people's lives? How are Tsunamis caused?
This half term we will be revisiting Pentecost and Easter and learning about sharing and the special roles that people have in our world.
Science- Rocks and Soils and States of Matter
We have lots of budding scientists in Year 3 and 4 and this term we will be learning all about Rocks and Soils and investigating different types of rocks and how they are formed. We will also be learning about the different states of matter and how things may change from solids to liquids and gases and vice versa.
How are mountains formed? What is weathering? Where do puddles on the playground disappear to? Why do windows sometimes steam up?
We will also be learning French, Music, Art and Design and Technology this term.
Our Art Design and Technology are linked to our core subjects in the curriculum. We will be learning how to recreate 'The Great Wave' by Katsushika Hokusai and creating Tornado art. We will also be creating rock sculptures.
We hope that our homework activities act as a signpost to support your child's learning further at home; time spent consolidating key learning at home can support children with their progress and understanding.
In our Junior School,we try to take fun and practical way of consolidating basic skills through The Times Tables Rock Stars, and Spelling Shed websites . Weekly maths activities linked to recent learning will come home on Wednesdays and should be returned/uploaded by the following Tuesday.
From time to time, additional research tasks may be set, but we will inform you of these through Class Dojo.
| PE- Summer Term
Our PE days are Tuesdays and Fridays. This term we will be focusing on learning to play cricket and we will take part in athletics.
Please come into school in your School PE Kit and make sure you have warm joggers and a jumper for cold days and your summer PE kit and a hat for warmer days.