Welcome to Class 3
Class 3 is Year 3 and Year 4 and our teacher’s name is Mr Summerill.
Learning in Class 3
The curriculum is delivered through a combination of whole class activities, adult led group activities and child led activities. Find out more about our Long Term Plans and Curriculum on our website.
Spring Term 2019
Welcome to the spring term. I hope you all enjoyed the Christmas and New Year holidays.
There is much for the children to look forward to this term; the information below tells you a little about what they will be doing in class.
- Place value
- mental/written addition and subtraction
- Mental/written multiplication and division
We will be recapping and covering new times tables weekly, children will use the website/ app Times Table Rockstars to test their knowledge. I recommend that each child practice their times tables every evening.
In literacy lessons this half term we be focusing on the fiction text ‘Escape from Pompeii’, as well as creating images using poetry.
We will cover:
- Nouns, adjectives and expanded noun phrases for writing descriptions and punctuating direct speech
- Learn the use of dictionaries and thesauruses
- Learning the difference between a simile and metaphor
- Discuss use of figurative language and personification
- Use nouns and pronouns effectively to avoid repetition
- Writing multi-clause Sentences with a variety of conjunctions
It is important that we encourage the children to read as often as possible. I hope that each child will read each evening and I kindly ask a parent or guardian to comment and sign your child’s reading record on a weekly basis. Reading books are to be brought in each day.
There will be five spellings to learn each week, following a particular spelling rule. The children will need to learn how to spell each word and write it within a sentence. This enables the children to recognise that word in context.
Our topic for this term is the Romans and their effect on Britain. During this term, we will be exploring:
The Roman invasion of Britain, Roman inventions that we still use today, Boudicca’s Rebellion, Hadrian ’s Wall and the Roman Pantheon.
We will also be studying the key locations of Europe using maps and atlases and developing locational knowledge.
This half term the children will be studying animals including humans.
In our Science Topic, we will cover:
- The digestive system
- Different functions of teeth
- Tooth and bone decay
- Food Chains
- Local Church – Community
- Eucharist – Relating
- Lent/ Easter – Giving
PE sessions will take place every week and PE kits should remain in school all week, as extra opportunities for PE may arise. PE lessons are timetabled for Friday this half term; please ensure you remove your child’s earrings before PE days, as your child will not be able to take part in PE lessons wearing jewellery.
After February half term, Year 3 will be swimming every Tuesday. Each child requires a swimming cap.
Each Wednesday the children will take home their homework files containing: Homework book, handwriting books and homework diary. Their homework diary will contain a label explaining what homework they should complete. Each Monday the children are to bring back their homework files. Homework will alternate between maths and grammar.
Homework diaries are to be brought in everyday, please look at your child’s homework diary and sign this on a weekly basis before Mondays, as this will contain information about your child’s weekly achievements. Please feel free to write in their homework diaries, as I do sometimes write notes in the comments section.
I ask that each child must have their own water bottle in school daily and that all jumpers are clearly labelled with your child’s name to ensure they do not get mixed up.
Should you have any questions in regard to your child’s education please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kind regards, Mr Summerill