Class 3

Welcome to Class 3

The title of this term’s Learning Journey is Rocks, Relics and Rumbles.

Through Science we will be naming and locating significant volcanoes and plate boundaries and explaining why they are important. In Geography we will also be analysing maps, atlases and globes, including digital mapping, to locate countries and describe features. We will be describing how a significant geographical activity has changed a landscape in the short and long term. By looking at historical sources and artefacts, we will learn how to make deductions and draw conclusions about their reliability. Our Learning Journey will also be closely linked to our learning in English where we will be reading and writing poetry and writing information texts about volcanoes.

In Maths, Mrs Webb will be focusing on Place Value and Mrs Bulgin will be focusing Time.

This Learning Journey runs until Christmas, but in Term 2 we will focus on the Romans and Pompeii!

Reading

Please try to read with your child on a regular basis. We 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 are given out each week to encourage the children to read at home. When your child reads at home then please record this in their reading record. Thank you for your support in this area.

Spellings

The children receive a list of spellings on a Friday and they will be tested on these on the following Friday. Please help your child in learning their spellings using the look, cover, write and check method.

Beat the clock

Beat the clock takes place on Fridays. This is where children have 10 minutes to complete a number of times table questions. Please encourage your child to practice their times tables at home where possible.

PE Days           Monday – Mr Unwin      Friday- Mrs Bulgin

Homework

Homework will be set on a Monday of each week and should be handed in on the following Monday. If your child completes any extra work at home, please encourage them to bring it in to show us and the rest of the class.

Try at home

Mathletics is a wonderful way for your child to do some extra learning at home. There is also a range of activities that help learning times tables as well as improve fluency in Maths. If your child has access to Lexia then please try to use this as much as possible. Only a small group of children have access to this so it is important it is used.

Useful links

Mathletics
Lexia
Purple mash