Autumn term 2017

'A Street Through Time...' is the theme for this term - a history topic, where we will be studying the Romans.  We will be aiming to find out enough information to answer the question 'Would you prefer to live in a modern or Roman family?'  We have lots of exciting learning experiences planned as part of this topic.

Please encourage children to bring in topic related items from home to share at any point during the term. 

PE during the first half-term will be hockey on a Monday afternoon and gymnastics with Mr Hulme on a Friday afternoon.  After half-term we will be doing dance and netball.

 

English

Children should be reading either independently or with someone at home every day.  They have reading records to bring home which should be filled in every time they read.  We also have daily Guided Reading sessions where the children read with their teacher in a group and complete tasks based on their reading.

We will continue to use 'Read, Write, Inc.' as our spelling scheme.  Children will be taking part in fun, interactive spelling lessons for 20 minutes 4 times a week.   We will be sending home lists which the children will be tested on.

Handwriting and presentation are going to be a focus for the start of Year 3.  We are looking forward to giving out lots of 'pen licences'!

Homework is set on a Thursday and due in on a Tuesday.

Please have your Ukulele in school on a Wednesday.  

 

 

Maths

Children should be learning their times tables up to 12 x 12 so they can quickly recall and use them.  By the end of Year 3 they are expected to know multiplication and division facts for 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x and 8x tables.

 We are using a Maths scheme called 'Busy Ants' as the foundation of daily Maths lessons. 

 

Science

Our Science topics this term are 'Animals Including Humans' and 'Forces and Magnets'. As well as building on their knowledge and understanding, the children will be doing lots of practical investigative work to build on their ability to work scientifically and this will feed into their writing too.

Computing

The children will be using 'Learn Anywhere' to communicate with one another about our science topic in the form of a discussion forum.  They will also be completing an animation project linked to anti-bullying.

 

PSHE

The whole school themes of Honesty and Empathy provide the basis for our work this term.  During the first week of term the children explore the theme of Honesty through a traditional tale.   After half-term we explore Empathy and through a story called 'Stand in My Shoes.'  We will also be completing a mini-project called 'I won't be made to feel bad' in anti-bullying week. We will link our work in PSHE to dance and computing this term.

 

RE

In RE we will be exploring the questions 'Who am I?', 'Where do I belong?' and 'Where do I fit in?'

Music

We will be learning to play the Ukulele, which is planned and taught by, Mr Kitcher, a specialist music teacher from Shropshire Music Service.  Children are allowed to take their Ukuleles home to practise, but must remember them on a Wednesday morning for their lesson.

Art

Art will be the focus of the first half of term commencing with a topic on mosaics which will link to our overarching history topic.

DT

In Design Technology lessons we will be making some festive decorations using textiles.

French

French is taught weekly and integrated into class routines.  We will be learning greetings,  numbers and playground games.  

 

Please do not hesitate to come in and ask any questions you have.

Many thanks for your support,

 

Mrs Wright and Mrs Ball