Children have a rapid recall book for maths, which will be sent home weekly. The maths book will have children’s rapid recall targets stuck in them and it can be used to practise their maths target.
The mental maths is tested on Monday (Y3M) and on Thursday in Y3Y.
Children will bring home a reading comprehension task to complete fortnightly. Please support your child with these, encouraging them to underline key words and read the questions carefully.
Tasks from the KS2 Spelling Book are set every other Monday, where your child will practise prefixes, suffixes and spelling rules.
Homework (home learning) Reminder:
Children get this on a Monday due in on a Thursday.
My Maths task (online activity)
Children get this on alternate Wednesdays.
Children have a new set each Monday and are tested every Friday.
Changing reading books
Reading books get changed weekly. On the top of the reading diary we have written the day that we will change your child’s book each week. Please ensure they bring their book and reading diary into school on this day. It will be useful if the children write their own comments in the diary for each new book they get.
Y3Y- Wednesday and Friday
Y3M- Thursday and Friday
Could you please make sure that your child has a full P.E kit in school every day. Please put all of the PE kit in a drawstring bag with your child’s name on. Can you also ensure that it is fully labelled, as should all uniform that your child wears including their coats.
What will we be learning this term?
This term we are studying the features of myths and legends, learning about ferocious beasts, brave knights, heroes and heroines.We will be studying an animation called Dragon Slayer and developing our descriptive writing skills based on the ideas generated by the story. In this unit the children explore and compare legends. They will use drama to explore characters and dilemmas, they will discuss punctuation and learn to write dialogue. They will eventually plan, edit and write their own legend, based on their learning.
We will also be spending some more time listening and responding to a range of poems. We will be examining poems that play with languages. The children will be creating class and individual poems and honing their editing and evaluation skills.
The Collins Big Cat Reading Scheme is used throughout the school to support our teaching of reading. A variety of other schemes support this including Oxford Reading Tree, Jelly and Bean and Oxford Project X.
We are working through the Maths No Problem Singapore Maths scheme. This term we are beginning with length, converting centimetres to metres and metres to kilometres. We will be moving on to Mass and Volume as the term progresses. Children will learn the basic concepts from reading scales and taking measurements, up to decoding and solving complex word problems using practical resources and abstract thinking.
After half term we will be learning to add and subtract different amounts of money. Please start practising this with your children, when out shopping.
In Science we are learning about forces and magnets this term. We will be learning to compare how things move on different surfaces, notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance; observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others; compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials; describe magnets as having two poles; predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing each other.
Here are some key words for the topics that you can go through at home with your child. The focus should be on the meaning rather than spelling.
Science word list: poles, attract, repel, force, surface, friction, acceleration, deceleration.
This half term we will be looking at keeping safe online. We will look at Cyber Bullying and discuss the different forms through social Media and what to do if this happens to them or someone they know.
We will link our topic of Landscape Painting, to painting digitally using 2 Simple Art software and other digital design applications.
After half term we will move on to graphic design using text and multimedia programs, focusing on creating a range of effects using different digital tools.
Our topic is Journeys. We will explore how the Christian life is about journeying with Christ and sharing his way of life. We will look at how the Church's year celebrates the key elements of Christ's life, Feasts of Our Lady and pilgrimages.
Our following topic will be Listening and Sharing (The study of the Eucharist Celebration). The Eucharistic celebration consists of two parts. the first part is the Liturgy of the Word and the second part is the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
We will then go on to the topic Giving. In this topic we prepare for Easter. Lent and Holy Week is a time of giving in different ways and remembering the total giving of Jesus.
Our Catholic Social Teaching will include:
In P.E. lessons this term we will look at a range of different dances and create our own, based on the topic 'Human body'. We will perform these to our buddies in nursery. After half term we will be doing gymnastics and focus on stretching and curling our bodies to create sequences which we will perform to our partner class.
The children will also be taught by Coach Tommy and Coach Sean who will be teaching the children all about invasion games such as netball and basketball.