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Year 3/4

Autumn 2: Escape to the Lakes?


Our second topic this year will be Escape to the Lakes?  We will begin the topic by exploring the geographical and historical features of Basingstoke.  This will include a walking trip into the town to practice using Ordinance Survey maps, drawing our own maps, investigating transport links and carrying out a survey.  Following this, we will make comparisons with a different area of the UK - the Lake District - with the aim of deciding where we would rather live.  This will involve studying the physical features of each location as well as the range of activities on offer for tourists.  In science, we will study the water cycle and changing states of matter.  We will think about valuing our environment and discuss our responsibilities for taking care of it. 

Autumn 1: Operation me!


During the first half term, Year 3/4 explored our topic Operation Me!  As part of this topic we learnt about the different organs that make up our digestive system and how they work.  We also looked at the different types of teeth that humans and animals have, and their functions, and started to explore food chains.  In art, we have created self-portraits in the style of Van Gogh and Picasso.  We have introduced new skills in DT, where we measured and sawed wood to create a photo frame - it even stands up by itself! Throughout the topic, we have had many opportunities to be self-reflective and to develop our teamwork skills through a range of PSHEE team building challenges. 


Can we please remind you we are a nut free school!