Class 3

Welcome to Class 3

The title of our Learning Journey this term is ‘Scrumdiddliumptious’!

Throughout the term we will be reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This will be used to inspire writing for both information texts and a narrative linked to a fantasy setting.

In Geography, children will begin to understand and explore fair trade and food miles, whilst also naming and locating the seven continents and five oceans. We will understand how journeys can be made around the world and also explore the journeys of our foods and find out where they come from.

In Science this term our unit is ‘Light’. Here we will learn and understand that we need light to see things around us and that darkness is the absence of light. Children will also investigate which surfaces reflect light, explain and understand how mirrors work and also explore how shadows are formed.

This term we will have a DT focus. Children will be designing their own packaging for a scrumdiddliumptious treat. As a class, we will investigate and disassemble existing products to find out how their characteristics and materials relate to the way they are used. Children will then have to measure, mark out, cut, score and assemble their own nets of a 3D shape. Children will then use their knowledge of persuasion from last term to make their packaging appealing to the user/s and to be fit for purpose.

In Maths, Year 2 will be finishing their work on multiplication and division. They will then move on to shape. This will be followed by fractions. Year 3 will continue their learning on multiplication and division. This will be followed by further work with fractions and then statistics.

Learning journey linked subjects: Literacy, Geography, DT, Guided reading.

Next term our learning journey is titled ‘Wriggle and Crawl’

Coastline trip photos will be uploaded ASAP.

Reading

In Class 3 we have a ‘Reading route’ to encourage the children to read. This year the theme is a reading tree. Once a child has read five times at home with an adult, children will be moved on to the next stage of the tree. There is a total of six stages. Once a child reaches the finish line they will be rewarded with a prize. For your child to move up they will need to read at home with an adult and that adult will need to sign their reading record. This will be monitored on Fridays. A total amount will then be calculated and this total will be used to compete against the other classes to win Hamish the reading bear. If won by our class the bear can then come home with your child to hear them read at home. I cannot stress enough the importance and influence reading on a regular basis can have on a child’s development and learning. Lots of reading is vital and helps with learning in all areas of the curriculum. Reading certificates will continue to be given out and are given out each week to encourage the children to read at home. Thank you for your support in this area.

Spellings

Children will receive a list of spellings every Monday and they will be tested on these spellings on the Friday of that week. Please help your child in learning their spellings using the look, cover, write and check method. A spelling sheet is provided and then monitored on Fridays. Children who complete the spelling sheet are rewarded with dojos.

Beat the clock

Beat the clock will to take place on Fridays. This is a 10 min race against the clock where children will answer a range of times table questions. Children start on stage 1 and if they mange to correctly answer all questions and beat the clock they move on to the next stage. Please encourage your child to practice their times tables at home where possible.

Useful links

Mathletics
Lexia
Purple mash