Welcome to Class 3!
Welcome back from your Easter holiday, Class 3! Our new topic for this term is 'Modern Europe'. Within this topic we are going to be very busy and working hard on our Writing and Maths targets, making sure we give our best in every thing we do and of course having lots of fun!
In English, we will be looking at:
Biographies and Autobiographies.
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.
Use prefixes and suffixes in my writing.
Spell homophones correctly.
Using apostrophes to show contraction, possession and plural possession.
Grammar, spelling and handwriting practice.
In Maths, we will be looking at:
Recalling and using multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5, 10 and the 3, 4 and 8 tables.
Multiplying and dividing 2-digit numbers and 1-digit numbers, using mental and formal written methods.
Solving problems that include all of the skills taught.
Count up and down in tenths; recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10.
Recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators
Recognise and use fractions as numbers: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators
recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators.
Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole.
Compare and order unit fractions, and fractions with the same denominators.
Solve problems that involve all of the above.
In Science, we will be learning about Light, which includes:
Recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light.
Notice that light is reflected from surfaces.
Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes.
Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object.
Find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.
Our new Topic for the Summer Term will be Modern Europe. During this topic, we will look at locating and exploring the different countries and major cities that are part of Modern Europe, the similarities and differences between these countries, the physical and human characteristics within Modern Europe and lots more!
In Music, we will be having weekly lessons with the very talented Mrs West and Miss Sheerwood and having the fantastic opportunity to play the ukulele. During our PE lessons, we will have a variety of sport more with our fantastic Superstar PE specialist.
For more information, please see Topic Web below.
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,