Year 3 and 4
Welcome to North America's page. On this page we will share the exciting things we learn about, the places we go and the events we take part in. Key information about the curriculum can also be found on the Curriculum Overview page.
Teacher: Miss Miller
Teaching Assistant: Miss Berry
Gods and Mortals
Our new topic this term is Gods and Mortals. For our 'wow' experience, we went on a hunt for Greek symbols. Miss Miller gave us a map for us to find the symbols around the playground, which turned out to be the Greek alphabet.
We came back to class and had to try and translate the Greek alphabet into English. The message was 'Chill Out'. We knew we had to investigate! When we arrived, we found some interesting images that gave clues about the Greek god, Zeus!
Take a look at these monologues that the children created in the role of Greek gods and goddesses.
To end our experience in Egypt class, we revisited our learning from the beginning of the year.
We visited Bolton Museum and had a fantastic time! We think the museum staff were impressed with our knowledge about Egypt! As well as learning about Egypt, we got to learn about animals and sea creatures from around the world, famous artwork and the history of the museum itself.
Have a look at the pictures below to see how much fun we had.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
We have been learning all about plants.
We have found out what plants need to be able to grow, what the different parts of a plant are for and how water is transported through plants.
Watch this interesting demonstration of how water is transported through plants.
We learned about what each part of a plant is for.
We dissected real plants and described the function of each part.
The Iron Man
In the second half of the Spring term, we became scientists! We learned all about forces and we conducted experiments to see how surfaces can cause different levels of friction. We also tested materials to see which ones are magnetic.
As well as this, we became inventors and created our own moving robots!
It's been a very busy half term!
Rock and Roll!
This half term, we have been learning all about rocks.
We created a giant volcano and fossil, found out how volcanoes erupt and we learned about rock types by categorising chocolates into sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rock (can you guess which bit was our favourite?).
Our final topic of the Autumn term was all about the Romans.
We have learned about the impact that the Romans had on Britain, including finding out who Boudicca was and the bravery she showed against the Romans.
We also learned about the different countries that the Romans invaded and we even drew sketches of the Colosseum!
To end our topic, we wrote non-chronological reports to show what we had learned and to help inform others about the Romans.
World War One
How would you feel if you were a soldier in World War One?
We have been learning about the soldiers' lives in WW1. We created our own battlefield in the hall to develop our empathy towards those that risked their lives for us. We thought of a plan of attack, prepared our ammunition and battled until Britain won!
The Final Frontier
In our next topic, The Final Frontier, we learned all about space, shadows and light and dark. We made models to help us understand how the Earth moves and we conducted experiments to see how shadows can change in different ways.
At the start of the year, we learned all about our class country, Egypt. We learned about the River Nile, wrote our names in hieroglyphics and even made our own coffins! After this, we did some writing to persuade people to go to Egypt by writing about all of the interesting things we had learned about.