Welcome to Sapling Class
We hope you enjoy reading all about our brilliant class and all the learning we will be doing this term!
In Sapling class, Years 3 and 4 work together under the direction of the class teacher Mr Murray and Mrs Hartley, with the support and help of Mrs Jones and Mrs Thistlethwaite. Together they make sure that we have access to a rich and varied curriculum with support and encouragement wherever necessary. We look after one another and always try to do our best.
Our Autumn term curriculum offer is called 'Explorers and Invaders' and will be taking a particularly close look at how the Romans came to Britain and the effects they had on the way of life here. We will also be looking at how we can still see the effect they had and the things that they did which helped to develop and change our country into the place we know today. Through this term's source texts; 'The Romans: Gods, Emperors...and Dormice' by Marcia Williams, and 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit, we will deepen our appreciation and knowledge of the wider Roman Empire and the impact it had.
We are also going to look at the difference between Explorers and Invaders by studying our wonderful planet and finding out about the different continents and countries that make up the world. Our Science topic of 'Light and Shadow' will help us to appreciate how we see the world and we are also going to be studying greetings, numbers and colours in French. In R.E. we will cover the Christian festival of the Harvest and also look at Judaism and how they show their faith through their special commitments to God. Towards the end of term we always enjoy putting on 'The Mummer's Play' and we look forward to that special time of year called Christmas.
You can see all of the subjects and what we will be learning about on the curriculum offer below. Thank you for visiting our page!
Every year the PTFA very kindly gives us some money to spend on resources for the classroom. This money is essential to help us buy all those "extra" bits and bobs that really help the children to engage in their learning and bring that learning to life. The fundraising ideas are always inventive and great fun for all involved.