WELCOME TO CLASS THREE
Class teacher: Mrs Turner
Teaching Assistants: Ms Adams
Welcome back Class Three!
I hope you all had a lovely summer break and are ready for the exciting term ahead.
Reading with your child is extremely beneficial to their learning. Daily reading is essential and discussing the texts with them helps to develop their reading comprehension skills. Please read daily with your child and sign their reading record.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and will need to be returned the following Wednesday. Please work together to make homework fun but it should be children’s own work. Children should ensure it is completed to the best of their ability and neatly presented.
Spellings will be given each week and will need to be returned on Wednesday. We will practise these spellings with a spelling test every Friday.
PE is on Wednesdays. Children will come to school in their PE kit with a school jumper or cardigan and school shoes. We will change into outdoor shoes for PE. No earrings are to be worn during PE.
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.
Autumn Term 2023
In Literacy we will be explore fiction texts and explore the structure of stories before sequencing and retelling them. We will also learn about the features of fantasy stories, then plan and write our own. This term we will also learn about the features of non-fiction texts and learn how to find information using the contents page and the index.
In Maths we be using maths mastery techniques to help us to develop a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts. We will recap our learning on place value, addition and subtraction. We will also be exploring multiplication, division and money.
In Science we will be exploring the four seasons and discuss which seasonal changes we may observe throughout the year. We will also be learning about animals and what makes certain animals a good pet.
During RE sessions we will be learning the importance of belonging. We will also explore prayer and worship and will look at similarities and differences between different faiths.
We will be learning about the lives of some key female figures in history, including who they are, what they are remembered for and the importance of their actions.
In Geography we will be learning about Australia. We will explore key human and physical features of Australia, the culture of Australia’s indigenous people and the animals that live in Australia.
In music we will be completing a units of work based on the songs ‘Round and Round’ and ‘Zootime’. We will learn to identify the instruments we hear in music and play our own instruments in time with the music.
In Computing we will be focusing significantly on e-safety. We will also be learning how to programme an image to navigate a map using directions. Towards the end of this term we will learn about data handling.
We will be focusing on how jungles have inspired artists over the years and explore the work of contemporary artists. We will also be learning about the artists Henri Rosseau and William Blake.