Class teacher: Mrs Turner
Teaching Assistants: Ms Adams
Welcome back Class Three!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas 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. It is important that your child brings their reading record to school daily.
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.
Spring Term 2024
In English we will be explore fiction texts and study traditional tales before writing our own adapted version of The Three Little Pigs. We will also be learning about the features of letters and recounts and we will practise writing our letters and a recount of our recent experiences. Finally, we will be exploring a range of poems before becoming poets ourselves.
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, multiplication and division. We will then learn about shapes and their properties and fractions.
In Science we will be exploring materials and their properties. We will consider which materials are waterproof and test our ideas. We will explore which materials are best suited for different purposes and consider why.
During RE sessions we will be learning the importance of giving thanks. We will explore how different faiths show thanks to God. We will also learn about the Easter story.
We will be learning about the First World War. We will explore some of the factors which led to the war and will explore some of the key battles, including the Battle of the Somme. We will also investigate trench warfare and the use of new technologies, including tanks.
In Geography we will be learning about Australia. We will recap what we have learnt about Australia already and dig deeper by comparing and contrasting London and Sydney.
In music we will be completing a units of work based on the songs ‘Your Imagination’ and ‘Friendship Song’. 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 create our own music and create animated story books using Purple Mash.
We will be focusing on how weather and flowers have inspired artists over the years and we will explore the work of J. M. W. Turner and Georgia O’Keeffe. We will practise some of the techniques they used in their work to create our own masterpieces!