Rucstall Primary School

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Autumn 2


Vive La France!


Welcome back Maple class, I hope you enjoyed your half term?

This half term, our topic will be about France. We will be using our geographical map reading skills to locate France in atlases and on globes. We will be finding out  about the culture of France and we will look at the similarities and differences between France and England, from schools to food and locations. 

In science, we will be learning about sound and how it travels, finding patterns between the pitch of a sound and the features of the object that produced it and finding patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it. There will be experiments and investigations to determine how sound is made. 

During Tuesdays PE, Mrs Ferguson will be teaching football skills and on Thursdays, you will be learning gym in the hall. Please remember your outdoor PE kits on a Tuesday as its getting colder!

In computing, you will be creating France fact files, producing a France power point to share with your peers and we will be learning about online safety and how to keep ourselves safe when using the internet.

During art, we will be researching french artists and we will be creating our own Matisse masterpiece.

For our experience day, we will cook and enjoy a delicious french breakfast! 





Welcome Year 4 to Maple Class. I hope you have had an enjoyable summer holiday. 

We will be starting the year with a topic all about 'Robots'. 

In English, we will be writing instructions about 'How a robot dog works'. Also, we will be reading books about Robots and the Iron man. and writing a diary extract.

Our SMSC question to be discussed in class is, ' Is it possible that Robots could take over the world?'


In science, we will be looking at electricity and investigating, ' Is it possible that a Robot could have lights and a buzzer from one power source?'


Our PE days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, so please ensure your full kit is in school on a Monday and left for the week. Please include an outdoor PE kit for Tuesdays.


Diary Writing

Robot Building