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Welcome to Acorns' Class Page

Welcome to the Acorn's class page.  Here you will find lots of information about what we are doing in school and the different topics that we are learning. 


Firstly, WELCOME BACK!  I cannot wait to get stuck into all the learning that we have lined up for this year.  There are so many fun topics coming up as well as residentials, swimming, maker-school and much much more.


Our new topic this term will be The Stone Age to the Iron Age, where we will be investigating how the skills of early humans, still impact our lives today.



In doing so, we will investigate how people lived and survived without all of the modern commodities that we have today.


Swimming will start on Mondays (from the third week) and we will have PE on a Friday afternoon. Please remember to wear the correct P.E. kit (white t-shirt, black shorts or joggers, trainers and an unbranded plain black or red hoodie).

Thank you for your support in ensuring that our children look smart for school and external sporting events.



In English this term we will be looking at narrative and will be writing a portal story. These are stories where the main characters find themselves in a new and interesting place or time based after touching a historical item



In our reading, we will be focusing on Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. It will support our writing as well as our topic work as it is a book cram packed with historical facts all about the stone age as well as being an enjoyable story to read.


Not only that, we will also be building up our reading, writing and SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) skills which will build to help us become the best writers!


In Maths Acorns will spend the term investigating place value  to give us a really firm understanding of number.  Year 3s will be learning how to confidently use numbers up to 1,000, which the Year 4s will be recognising the value of digits up to 10,000 and beyond.



Year 4s have their Multiplication Tables Check this year, so there will be a stron focus on learning their times tables up to 12 x 12 and we will be sedning home cards to help them build fluency.  There will also be TTRockstars club, which is open to Year 3s and 4s on Tuesdays after school.



All of Acorns will also use a variety of methods that will support their mental and written maths skills in their daily fluent in five sessions.


In Topic this term we will be looking at The Stone Age to the Iron Age.  It was a fascinating time period, where man's ability to form and eventually forge tools set them apart from other animals on the Earth.


We will be investigating cave paintings, different styles of homes, how jewellery developed and how the nomadic nature of early humans was set aside as people began to settle and farm the land.





Acorns will use a variety of sources to investigate the everyday life experiences of humans as time progressed over the centuries.



In Science this term we will be investigating Living things and their Habitats.


We will work hard to recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of different ways and will be using branching data bases and classification keys to help groups and identify living things in their environments.




As part of our roles as planet protectors, we will also look at ways to protect living things by finding how human-made changes can pose dangers and what we can do to help.