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St John's Church of England Primary School

Love of GodLove of NeighbourLove of Oneself

Year 3/4  Autumn 2023 



We are beginning the new year in Lower Key Stage Two with an action-packed half term!

Our main theme will be life in Britain during the Stone Age and Iron Age and we will be visiting Portland Basin to help develop our historical and geographical understanding. This will also feed into our Literacy work where we will be writing lots about the Stone Age, maybe even creating top tips on how to survive!

In Maths we will be getting to grips with all the basics of number work – place value, rounding, addition and subtraction – as well as making a start on cracking our times tables!

In RE we will be exploring the different beliefs held about God in both the Christian and Muslim faiths.

In Science we will be looking at Digestion and Human Teeth and learning how best to look after our bodies. Tied with this, we will be looking at healthy snacks in DT and designing and creating our own high fibre snacks. Healthy Schools Week is also this half term where we will explore healthy lifestyle in even more depth.

We will be looking at our personal safety online in Computing and how we can make sure we look after ourselves and know who to speak to when we face problems online.



We thought it would be great to give everyone a heads up about all the interesting trips we will be going on this year.

In the Autumn term we will be walking to Portland Basin to explore the history of our local area, focusing on life from the Stone Age through the Iron Age and into Roman Britain.

In the Spring term we will be arranging a visit to a local church of a different denomination to give the children chance to experience different aspects of the Christian faith. We will also be having a visitor in school to teach about religious practises in another faith.

In the Summer term we will be visiting the Roman ruins in Castlefield as part of a trip into Manchester City Centre, to explore how the Romans affected life in Britain.

As well as this, we have walks planned in termly to support the children’s understanding of the local area and promote their wellbeing by out in the fresh air as often as possible!