Year 3Green Class Teachers: Miss Higginson and Miss Hunnisett
In the first part of Term 5, we will be reading 'Jemmy Button'. This links in with our 'Exploration' topic. The children will be writing in role including diary entries, letters and postcards home as well as build their vocabulary through poetry and role play. We will be pushing spelling this term, including encouraging the children to use spelling mats and dictionaries to help edit their own work. Please continue to practice spellings at home whenever you can, especially those from the tricky Year 3/4 word list!
Please could you continue to hear your child read every night (wherever possible). It really does make such a positive impact on your child's learning. For children who are free reading, please still remember to sign their home school records so they can get their stars for the reading challenge.
This term, we will be having a particular focus on multiplication and division. The children will be learning to multiply and divide two digit from one digit numbers, starting with informal methods and moving on to formal methods of recording.
We will be applying this to real life problems and reasoning activities to help the children consolidate, refine and apply their maths in a range of contexts.
We will be continuing to practice our 3,4 and 8 times table and instant recall - any help with practice at home would be fantastic!
History- The children will be finding out all about the history of sea based exploration.
We will be ordering events, finding out about famous explorers, as well as considering the future of exploration.
Art/DT - The children will be learning all about collage. We will be using 'The Sea' to inspire our art work. We will be exploring a wide range of collage techniques to create different affects and looking at Matisse's famous collages, before combining all our skills to create a final piece.
PSHE - We continue with our Jigsaw scheme of work, which this term is all about 'Friendship'
Music - Our Monday morning drumming lessons, provided by East Sussex Music Service, continue. We will also be using recorders this term during our music sessions.
PA - This term, the children will be playing Stool Ball. They will be learning and practicing the techniques of bowling, batting and fielding.
PA is on a Thursday; please ensure your child has the correct PA kit in school and has removed earrings where possible, or can do so themselves.