Class 3

Welcome to Class 3

This term…

In Term 6 our learning journey is title ‘Planet Earth: SOS’.

Our linked subjects will be English, Geography, Art and Science.

In English we will be using the book ‘10 Things I can do to Help my World’ By Melanie Walsh. We will use this book to write for meaning and purpose in a variety of non-fiction forms. We will also use it to compose and perform poetry.

Our learning in Geography will focus on the earth’s seas by learning about the oceans of the world and the seas that surround the UK. Children will also investigate the way waves are caused and how they move. We will look at the damage pollution and plastic waste is causing on our seas and oceans.

In Art, the children will explore art work that has been created using recycled materials. Children will then develop and plan their own recycled collage.

Our learning in Science will explore animal habitats of the world, understanding how they are suited to their habitats and children will also be constructing food chains for a selection of habitats.

In Maths, children will finish their learning on reading and telling the time. This will be followed by a return to addition and subtraction as well as multiplication and division.

Reading

The ‘Reading route’ will continue as normal.  Just a reminder that reading five times reading at home with an adult lets the children move to the next stage. 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. Again, 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

The children will continue receive a list of spellings on a Monday and they will be tested on these
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 continue to take place on Fridays. Please encourage your child to practice their times tables at home where possible.

Useful links

Mathletics
Lexia
Purple mash