Teaching Assistant: Mrs Simmons
Welcome to Dartmoor class - Summer Term 2019
Dartmoor class currently have 20 children, Years 3 and 4. Our Summer term is packed with challenging, fun and engaging activities that look to stimulate learning in the safe environment of Boasley Cross Primary School.
Our Summer Term consists of two separate topic areas; the first being “Home or Away?” comparing life in modern day Japan with the UK and the second, “Past and Present” exploring life from the Iron Age to the Bronze age in our local area.
Our Maths focus this term will include statistics, money, time, Geometry (Property of Shape) and Position and Direction. Our English will focus on both fiction and non-fiction texts including instruction and letter writing. We will be making full use of our newly renovated Forest school area for outdoor learning in our Science lessons focusing on plants and using our investigative skills and observations to conduct a variety of plant based experiments. Our Japanese topic has a strong geographical focus that will enable children to explore the locality, physical and human features of a different country as well as comparing and contrasting the culture and lifestyle of Japan with our familiar surroundings.
For the second half-term, we will be exploring the history and geography of our local area to discover Bronze Age settlements on Dartmoor including a guided walk on Dartmoor.
Years 3 and 4 children will also be taking part in lots of physical education enrichment activities; these include rugby with Plymouth Albion, cricket and tennis, as well as weekly swimming lessons. Boasley Cross prides itself on providing children with opportunities to enhance learning in the classroom - Dartmoor class is no exception! We are working on showing respect to everyone in school, modelling our Golden Rules and engaging in peer work with the younger children in Littlemoor. In Dartmoor class we value the school ethos in making sure everyone enjoys learning in a safe classroom environment.
Please see our Curriculum Overview for more details on our learning areas.