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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 Spring Term 1 January – February 2019


This term our theme is ‘Gods and Gladiators’. Within this we will be exploring the following big questions:

‘Can you build a mosaic without glue?’

‘Who was the first Iron Man?’

 ‘And the Oscar goes to……Which Roman God would you give a special award to?’



The children will start the term exploring different poetry styles, learning about different techniques which could be used for example onomatopoeia and alliteration. After this they will be learning about the features of non-chronological reports and then, using your knowledge about the Romans, they will write their own.  They will also be continuing to develop 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 learning about Roman Numerals and use this to cement our place value knowledge. Following this we will be learning about fractions and using this knowledge to solve problems.


In Science this half term, the children will be learning about healthy living and how to stay healthy. They will be creating a diet plan and exercise program for a Roman Gladiator.  


This half term we are going to be learning about the Romans. We will be researching how the Romans lived and we will be considering how the Romans have impacted on our lives today.


This half term the children are going to develop their team work skills by learning tag rugby. We will also be learning dance with Mrs Parker in order to prepare for our end of term production.  


In RE this half term, we are discussing the question: Can the Buddha’s teachings make the world a better place?


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.


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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