Welcome to Class Three

Class teacher: Mrs Mali

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Cant, Mrs Welch, Mrs Gower and Mrs Warwick

Class Information

Homework is handed out on a Friday. Homework books must be returned to school on Wednesdays.
Spellings will be sent out each week and these will be tested on a Friday.
Please read daily with your child and sign the reading record book.
Mathletics passwords are inside the cover of your child’s reading record, please encourage your child to log onto Mathletics at least once a week.
Year 1 reading books will be changed Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Year 2 reading books will be changed daily.
PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays . Please can you ensure PE kit is in school on these days. No earrings and suitable footwear please.
All PE kit and uniform should be labelled.
Please provide your child with a water bottle. This will be sent home daily.

Useful websites

www.phonicsplay.co.uk
www.ictgames.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/schools
www.mathletics.com

Spring Term 2018

Literacy
We will be looking at fictional stories with familiar settings, stories involving fantasy. We will also be developing our rhyming skills and learn all about silly poems with pattern and rhyme.
Through creating posters, lists and signs, the children will learn about parts of non-fiction texts.

Maths
We will be learning about:
Recognising, ordering, comparing numbers.
Place value.
Adding and subtracting,
Counting on and back in one’s, two’s and ten’s
Handling data – Using tables and lists.
Measures – Finding the difference in length
Shape – Looking closely at 3D shapes, position and symmetry
Time – Days of the week and months, reading the time to the hour, half hour and quarter intervals.

RE
Children will be learning about special places and sacred places. They will be looking at places of worship and what Christians do when they go to church. They will also be learning the Easter story and looking at the significance of the Easter.

Science
Children will be learning about living things and their habitats. Children will learn to explore and compare the differences between living and non-living things by thinking about life processes. They will then begin to identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, by mapping a habitat and identifying its inhabitants.

History
This term in children will be learning about Florence Nightingale and The Crimean War. Children will begin to develop an awareness of the past and have the opportunity to learn why Florence was a significant individual and what she did.

Geography
Children will be learning to name and locate countries, continents and oceans on a map. They will look at the physical geography of each and investigate why certain countries are hot or cold.

Design and Technology
Children will be busy cooking and using the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes.

Art
Linked to our history topic, children will be drawing images of Florence Nightingale. They will also be learning about the artist Leonardo da Vinci and drawing self- portraits using pencil and line shading in his style.