Welcome to Class 3!
Welcome back, Class 3! The Summer term has arrived and we will be beginning our very exciting topic of 'Modern Britain', discussing our up and coming trip to Tipi Adventure (June), attending our annual May Fayre and of course having lots of fun!
In English, we will be learning about:
To use a wide variety of punctuation in all pieces of writing accurately. If we forget the first time, check our work over with a purple polishing punctuation pen because editing our work is very important.
Identifying the main and subordinating clauses in our sentences and using a variety of subordinating conjunctions.
Punctuating speech accurately.
Using apostrophes to show contraction, possession and plural possession.
Grammar, spelling and handwriting practice.
In Maths, we will be looking at:
Learning all of our times tables and focussing on the 3, 4 and 8s.
Multiplication and division using traditional written methods.
Using the distributive law to multiply.
Dividing a one digit number by two digit number.
Solving multiplication and division problems including missing number problems.
In Science, we will be learning about 'Animals including humans'
Identifying that animals, including humans, need the right type and amount of nutrition
They get nutrition from what they eat.
Identifying some humans and animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement
Our new Topic for the summer term will be ‘Modern Britain’, which will be exciting an informative. During this topic, we will look at play and pastimes, where we’ll study the changes in books, TV characters, cinema and everyday technology, the diversity of people who live in Britain and the foods which they’ve introduced and also look at how domestic life has changed since the 1950s.
In Music, we will be continuing with our weekly lessons with the very talented Mrs West and having the fantastic opportunity to play the tin whistle. During our PE lessons, we will have a variety of sport more with our fantastic Superstar PE specialist, Mr Flanagan.
For more information, please see Topic Web below.
Monday, 24th April - Summer Term starts
Thursday, 25th May - May Fayre
29th May-2nd June - Half Term Week
June (Exact date TBC shortly)- Tipi Adventure
WB 10th July - Parents' Evenings
Move-up days for Year 5! - TBC
Friday 21st July - End of Term
In order to help with the new routines, please encourage your child to remember to bring their full PE kit (including outdoor wear) into school each Monday. This can be taken home at the end of school on Friday and should be returned after each weekend.
Each morning, your child should bring their small blue Homework Diary into class. Reading at home is very important. Please encourage your child to read aloud and / or independently each evening and discuss what they have read. When your child reads aloud at home, please add a brief note (in the small blue book) detailing the date and the page they have reached. As an extra incentive to regularly immerse themselves in a range of texts, children will earn an individual reward (called a 'dojo') when they have shown that they have read at home.
In Class 3, homework is set each Thursday and should be returned the following Monday. Homework may be a consolidation of tricky topics covered in class throughout the week, a research task to prepare for new concepts or a personalised activity to help your child in achieving their targets. Please encourage your child to attempt their homework and please feel free to add a note if your child found the task difficult (and required your support) or if you noticed they were particularly confident with the topic.
In addition to the weekly homework task, Class 3 pupils must also work on their multiplication facts (times tables) and spellings at home. A short list of spellings will also be sent home to learn - and your child should apply the correct spelling of these words during independent writing. Common (high frequency) words should be spelt correctly during class tasks and also during writing assessments (which enable us to assess which writing features your child can use independently).
If you have anything that you wish to ask or discuss, please come and find me in Class 3.
With many thanks,