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Snaith Primary School

Medium Term Plans

Take a look at what we are learning about in Years 3 and 4 this year:

Can You Stig It?

During the Autumn term we will be learning about the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.  We will also be enjoying our whole class text 'Stig of the Dump' as well as learning about rocks and classifying living things in Science.  There will be lots of rich reading and writing opportunities throughout our topic to inspire the children and to help them to understand this fascinating period of history in greater depth. This term we are focusing on the pen and ink art of Edward Ardizzone and the clapping rhythms of Steve Reich in music.

Out of the Darkness, Into the Light

Lights, camera, action! This topic begins by exploring the use of digital media to create mini films inspired by the work of our class poet this term, Brian Moses, and his brilliant poem 'Walking With My Iguana'.  In Science, we will investigate sound and light, focusing particularly on shadows and using our scientific knowledge to help us to construct shadow puppet theatres and perform our own play-scripts.  Shadows will also inspire some fabulous writing filled with tension and suspense and shadow dances in P.E. In the second half term, our focus will switch to the human and physical geography of the United Kingdom, with a particular focus on land-use locally and nationally. We will complete a case study of land use for renewable and non-renewable energy sources across the UK and compare and contrast similarities and differences with Iceland. In Art, we will be inspired by L.S.Lowry to create modern 'power station' industrial art. 

Faster, Higher, Stronger

Our Summer Term topic focuses on Ancient Greek civilisation and its legacy. Children will learn about key developments of the period and will investigate the lasting impact that the Greeks have had on our society today, including looking at the Olympics.  In art, we will focus on pottery and will be inspired by the colourful work of Clarice Cliff. This term, children will also enjoy a mini-topic on weather and climate change, using map-reading skills to help identify different places with different types of climate  around the UK and the wider world. Children will also use fieldwork skills to investigate patterns in our own local weather over time.