Welcome to Class Three

Class teacher: Mrs Phillips

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Strong

Class Information

Welcome back from our wonderful summer holiday. The children and I have settled in well and it feels great to be back. Thank you all for making me feel so welcome.

Homework is handed out on a Friday and must be returned to school the following Wednesday. Spellings will also be sent out each week and these will be tested on a Friday. Spelling books need to be handed in on Thursdays.

Please read daily with your child and sign their reading record book. Reading books will be changed Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Our PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays .

School uniform including PE kits, coats, outdoor shoes should all be labelled clearly.

Your child will need to bring in a water bottle for school each day.

USEFUL WEBSITES
www.phonicsplay.co.uk
www.ictgames.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/schools

Autumn term:

Literacy:

Poetry – learning rhymes by heart, exploring rhyming patterns, learning and preparing poems for performances.

Labels, lists, signs and posters – children will learning how to punctuate correctly, leaving spaces between words, using capital letters for the names of people, places, days of the week etc.

Stories involving fantasy – explore fantasy narratives, write new scenes for stories, to plan and write a fantasy story.

Non-fiction – children will collect information to write a report.

Maths:

Number and place value – Count to and across 100, forwards & backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number. Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; count in multiples of twos, fives and tens. Given a number, identify one more and one less. Identify & represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.

Addition and subtraction – Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (–) equals (=) signs. Solve problems with addition and subtraction: using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures;  applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods. Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100.

Science:

Living things and their habitats – know about the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival. Describe the importance of exercise, balanced diet and hygiene for humans. Describe the main changes as young animals, including humans, grow into adults.

Use of everyday materials – Understand how everyday materials can be used for more than one thing. Understand how different everyday materials can be used for the same thing. Understand why the properties of materials make them suitable or unsuitable for particular purposes. Recognise that squashing, bending, twisting and stretching can change the shapes of solid objects made from some everyday materials.

Computing:

Let’s create – children will learn how to use technology purposefully to manipulate and retrieve digital content. To launch an application and manipulate windows and how to save and open files in their folders and then to use the skills learnt.

e-safety – children will learn how to stay safe online and how to report any issues that may arise and sticking to our school online rules too.

PE: Football skills and multi-skills.

Design and technology:

How to design, make and evaluate with technical knowledge – we will learn how to build models of aeroplanes and link this to our History topic.

History:

The lives of The Wright brothers and their inventions –  The children will also be learning about significant individuals and identifying the similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.

RE:

Thanking God for nature, Signs and symbols and Christmas.

Geography:

Human and physical – children will learn how to identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in U.K. To understand seasonal changes across the year and make comparisons. To identify the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Pole.

Art:

Great artists – The children will learn about architects and designers in history.

PSHE:

Health and well-being and new beginnings – Children will be able to recognise different feelings, name them and progressively react/respond positively.

We have a busy term ahead, which will be full of exciting learning.