2020 - 2021 KS2: Mrs Bushell and Mrs Younger

Welcome back Year 3 and 4
We are all really excited to be back at school and are ready to start our new Term. Although things are a little bit different, we have some exciting things planned for the school year. Mrs Hall is joining the class for the Autumn Term and will be teaching year 3 and 4 alongside us, so there are lots of adults in class to help you with your learning. We look forward to sharing the fantastic work and learning experiences of year 3 and 4 on this page for you to view from home. 
Mrs Younger and Mrs Bushell 
Commando Joe's
We had our first session of Commando Joe's this week and had a glimpse of the exciting activities in store. The children had an introduction to using the equipment safely and thinking about the ways that each item could be used. We will be learning about Ed Stafford, the first person to travel the entire length of the Amazon River on foot. This will be the inspiration for our mission.
Science - Magnetism
Our new topic this half term is Forces and Magnetism. This week Year 3 and 4 were introduced to their 'BIG QUESTION' and predicted how much force was required to pull a car across a number of different surfaces. We discussed how we could make it a fair test and whether our results supported the original predictions. The 'BIG QUESTION' this half term is 'What factors affect magnetism?' This will be revisited throughout the topic.
Design and Technology
We are working DT alongside our History topic this half term and looking at Stone Age clothing. Year 3 and 4 have been starting to think about designing their own stone age outfit and in preparation for this, we have practiced running stitch, back stitch and over stitch. The class will then each choose which type of stitch they feel would be the best for their design. It was amazing to see what fantastic sewers we have in class and the skills they were able to put into their designs.
Forest School
This week in forest school, we took a trip back to the Stone Age.  The children used their whittling skills to create Stone Age tools using sticks, stones and string.  In addition to the tools, they began to build our pallet house with Mr Atkinson.  We hope to have many a Stone Age adventure in our pallet house over the coming weeks.