Welcome to Class 3!
Welcome back from your summer holiday, Class 3! We are going to be very busy this term working hard on our Writing and Maths targets, exploring our new topic of 'Rainforests', making sure we give our best in every thing we do and of course having lots of fun!
In English, we will be learning about:
Stories with a familiar setting
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:
Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100.
Find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number.
Recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number.
Compare and order numbers up to 1000.
Read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and words.
Solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas.
In Science, we will be learning about Plants, which includes:
Describe the functions of different parts of the plant.
Explore the requirements of plant life and growth.
Investigate how water is transported within a plant.
Explore the part that flowers play in the life-cycle of a flowering plant.
Our new Topic for the Autumn term will be Rainforests, which will be exciting and informative. During this topic, we will look at where Rainforests are in the world, the Rainforest climate, layers of the Rainforest, life in the Rainforest, how we can protect the Rainforest and The Amazon.
In Music, we will be having weekly lessons with the very talented Mrs West and having the fantastic opportunity to play the Samba Drums. 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,