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St. Paul's Church of England Primary School

St. Paul's Church of England Primary School

Beech Class - Year 3/4

In Beech class, we have been learning to be resourceful and independent in our learning. 

During term 1, we learnt all about the circus. We read Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister to support our learning. We started with a workshop where we learnt the skills that circus performers need. We learnt about the history of the circus, created artwork in the style of Henri Matisse, and even made our own circus inspired performances. For our termly family projects, we made our own circuses and considered whether they have to be under a tent.

In term 2, we have been learning all about Ancient Egypt. We became fully immersed in the topic when we went on a school trip to Kent Life for an Ancient Egyptian day. We discovered how Egyptians dress, participated in entertaining a pharaoh, learnt to write in hieroglyphics and about how pyramids were built. We have researched all about Tutankhamun as well and made our own fact files. In over to you week, we created Ancient Egyptian death masks, made mini pyramids and wrote a non-chronological report about the afterlife. We also created a variety of our own Ancient Egyptian artefacts with our families for our termly family project. We are reading Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll at the moment and we are really enjoying it.

Next term, we are going to be reading Into the Forest by Anthony Browne.

In maths, we started by learning about the place value of numbers and we are now learning about addition and subtraction. We are doing lots of reasoning and problem solving in our maths lessons to develop mastery skills. We are are also focusing on learning our times tables at the moment. 

We have been involved in lots of sporting events and competitions which we are very proud of.

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