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Wasp Class is one of the Year 3/4 classes at the Isle of Ely Primary School. From this page, you will be able to read about our curriculum and learning activities. 

Who works in our classroom?
Teachers: Miss Beadles

TA:  Mrs Heathcote

What are we learning about?

Curriculum Information Autumn Term 2- October – December 2018


This term our theme is ‘Bright Sparks’. We will discuss big questions every two weeks on this theme. Our questions this half term are:
Can you ever control electricity? (Science)

How do our actions impact the wider World? (Geography)

How can I light up my decorations? (D.T.)


The children will be focusing on a range of different genres and will be focusing on using conjunctions, paragraphing and ranging openers to improve our writing. Our text for the half term will be ‘Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We will also be developing our knowledge of key spelling patterns, acquiring new vocabulary, experimenting with a range of sentence structures and improving our cursive handwriting style.


This half term we will start by applying our addition and subtraction knowledge to solve problems. We will also be considering the most efficient strategies. As the term progresses we will be learning written methods for both multiplication and division. We will continue to learn times tables and will be focussing on 7 and 9 times tables.


In Science this half term, the children will be learning about electric circuits. They will explore what components an electric circuit needs and consider which appliances they use are powered by electricity. We will also be learning about how electricity is made.


This half term we are going to be learning about the impact we have on the wider World. In order to do this we will need to develop our map skills and be able to locate different places on the globe. Once we have done this, we will start to consider the impact recycling has on the World.


This half term the children are going to develop their ball skills by learning a range of sports including netball and quicksticks hockey. During indoor PE, the children will be continuing to develop their gymnastics.


In RE this half term, we are discussing the question: What is the most significant part of the nativity story for Christians today?


This half term we will be focusing on developing conversation skills, including asking ‘Where do you live?’, ‘What’s the weather like?’ days of the week and the alphabet.


This half term, we will be exploring the question: ‘How can I light up my decorations?’ We will be going through the planning process of creating our own decorations and using our science knowledge to help light them up.


We will be following the Cambridgeshire scheme of work for PSHE and our starting unit will be ‘Myself and My Relationships’. This unit looks at the importance of relationships and friendships and develops children’s awareness of and ability to form and maintain healthy relationships. This includes the ability to value and empathise with others, manage conflict and recognise how we affect and are affected by others. They will learn about the importance of recognising and valuing both similarities and differences between themselves and other children, including understanding that people live in different family arrangements. They will revisit their networks of special people, identifying those they can talk to about their concerns and how to get support in situations involving friendships and relationships.

Home Learning

Children are encouraged to read with an adult at home every evening and to write in their reading records. They should also try to practise their Big Maths ‘Learn It’s’.


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