Class 3 – Normandie
Welcome back! I hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year. We are all very excited for this new term.
Below is an overview of our Term 3 learning. If there is anything you would like to discuss or any questions you have then please feel free to speak to me.
In Class 3 this term we will initially be writing a poem based on a monster the children have designed. We will use alliteration and similes to create a humorous and creative poem. We will story-tell sections of a poem in order to deepen our understanding of the structure of a poem and learn new vocabulary.
Alongside this, the children will improve their use of vocabulary and knowledge of sentence structures. We will continue to develop our use of adjectives and adverbs. We will aim to improve the accuracy of our writing this term, with a further focus on editing our work.
The children will continue to exploring writing and calculating mathematical statements for multiplication and division using their timetables. We will use our ‘tables’ knowledge and apply this to reasoning and problem-solving questions. We will then move onto looking at measurement in the form of money. Children will add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts.
Every Mathematics lesson will begin with starters which will allow the children to actively participate in practise of their mental calculations and extend their knowledge of their times tables. Each week the children have an opportunity to earn a ‘Table Bug’ – the children can receive one when a set of tables have been successfully learnt.
The focus for this term is Forces and Magnets. We will compare how objects move on different surfaces. We will observe how magnets attract or repel each other and we will investigate how magnets attracts some materials and not others. Then we will compare and group the variety of materials based on whether they are attracted to the magnet or not. We will be using vocabulary such as forces, friction, magnets, poles, north and south.
Our theme this term is ‘Move It’. This is a DT topic. Children are going to be making a moving monster using a pneumatic system. Children will be researching pneumatic systems and how they work. They will plan, design and build their own moving monster. At the end, children will evaluate their moving monster and think about what changes they might make if they made them again.
This term the children will be learning about Christianity. We will be looking at the key messages in the Bible and what this teaches Christians.
PE, this term, will be focusing on gym skills. PE will take place on a Tuesday afternoon but I would be grateful if you would ensure that children have their kit in school every day. This term children will be provided with the opportunity to acquire, develop and refine skills. As I am sure you are aware, PE kits need to be labelled, long hair tied back and all earrings removed for PE sessions.
Every Tuesday we will be going down to our woodland area. Please can children bring in some wellies or old shoes (that it doesn’t matter if they get muddy) and a water proof coat. If they have water proof trousers they can bring those in as well.
Homework will be set every Friday, I would appreciate the homework to be completed and returned to school on Monday. The homework will consist of spellings, Mathematics and English. The spellings are a selection of words the children have been practicing all week and there is a small section for a spelling test. The Mathematics and English will be targeted at giving pupils a chance to practice what they have learnt in class or introducing them to an upcoming topic.