Welcome to Class Three

Class teacher: Mrs Phillips

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Strong

Class Information

Homework will be given out on a Friday and returned the following Wednesday. This should be children’s own work and they should spend roughly 30 minutes on each piece. Children should ensure it is completed to the best of their ability.

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. Daily reading is essential. Discussing the texts, your children have just read, really helps their understanding. Reading to your child is also extremely beneficial to their learning and it’s a nice activity to do with your child/ren too.

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

Spring term:

Literacy:
Poetry – Playing with languages and the Sound Collectors.
Stories involving fantasy – explore fantasy narratives, write new scenes for stories, to plan and write a fantasy story.
Traditional tales from different cultures.
Non-fiction -Information Texts, instructions and recounts.

Maths:
Number and place value –
Addition and subtraction – Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (–) equals (=) signs.
Measure and data
Odd and evens
Money
Multiplication and division

Science:
Seasonal changes – Winter to Spring and Spring to Summer.

Science Week: Working Scientifically

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:
Talking and sharing and eSafety.

PE: Hockey, Gym, Tennis and Dance.

History:
Event beyond living memory:
– The Discovery of the Americas

Significant lives:
– Christopher Columbus

Design and technology:
How to design, make and evaluate with technical knowledge – we will learn how to Build models of boats – Link to History topic Christopher Columbus.
Design, Make and Evaluate + Technical Knowledge: Link to science week activities

RE:

Belonging and Easter.

Geography:
Geographical Skills and Fieldwork:
i) World map work
ii) Work using atlases
iii) Work using a globe

Art:
Great artists – The children will learn about Andrew Goldsworthy
Skill: Environmental Scultpure – link to Design and Technology
Technique: Texture and pattern

PSHE:
Relationships – Philosophy for Children P4C:
Going for goals and Good to be me
SEAL Resources

Music:

Music Express – Term 2

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