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Welcome to Jupiter Class!


Welcome Back, We hope you had a good Easter. The adults that work in this class are Mrs Hinton and Mrs Whittaker. 


Our learning experience this term is called Operation: Outlaw!


Hook: To immerse the children into the life and times of Robin Hood, we will be teaching them to become Archers, to build dens to hide themselves from the Sheriff’s men, and designing and making their very own Robin Hood Hat!


Take home task:

The children will need to create a 3D model of a scene from our legend writing of Robin Hood. The main scenes are the forest, castle, and Robin’s camp.

The due date is 19th May 2018.


Robin Hood and the Sherwood Hoodies! ‘, our school play will take place on Tuesday 22nd May and Wednesday 23rd May


Week 1

Following a successful Zambia week, looking at recycling, we will be beginning our new learning experience by looking at what makes a legend. We will be immersing ourselves in the story of Robin Hood, learning and acting out key scenes, as well as starting to use similes and adjectives to describe the settings. In addition to practicing the songs for the performance, we will be looking at how electricity is used and at different electrical sources, considering the lights and music required for the performance.

Week 2

Focusing on developing our vocabulary around character description, we will be looking at understanding and using feelings in the story to create representations of the key characters, which will aid our innovation of the Robin Hood legend. Through scientific investigation, we will be exploring electrical circuits and the way in which they are created and powered.


Week 3

In order to further improve our writing, we will concentrate on using speech correctly in the narrative. Exploring the lead character of Robin Hood, we will be gathering facts about him and then this will lead us onto looking at the action scenes where he steals from the rich to pay back to the poor. In addition to this, we will also be looking at electrical conductors and switches.


Week 4

This week will focus on innovating our Robin Hood legend, planning out areas where we can use the higher level vocabulary, features and writing techniques that we have been working on and seeing a new version of the story develop. Within art, we will be designing and painting a watercolour scene from the forest, which will develop mood and brush techniques. This week will see the Year 4 actors integrate with our choir to bring the performance to life.


Week 5

By this point, the production will be coming together and we be growing in confidence, ready for the upcoming performance! As this happens, we will be able to explore the stage and settings, whilst creating set props to wow the audience next week! In addition, we will be starting to write our new legends, working through each section of the story as it naturally flows.


Week 6

Rehearsals will take place in the Community Church for the first time this week! Publishing our Robin Hood legends will start this week and writing a final, independent piece from the viewpoint of another character, will help us demonstrate all of the features that we have learnt.


Our PE days this year will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

Maths homework will be given on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. Times tables should be practiced at home up to 12 x 12 - particularly x2, x5, x10, x3, x4, x8

Reading is expected to be done daily and spelling practice is appreciated from the tricky words in the Read Write Inc log books, if applicable.


If you have any queries please ask a member of year 3 team. 


Mrs Hinton 



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