Welcome to an extremely busy and action packed term in Class 3 – as always!!
We have some fantastic and enjoyable activities planned to enable us to make outstanding progress along our learning journey, and to enhance our 'British Values'.
Year 6 will be making their final preparations in order to achieve their best in the SATs Tests- week beginning 14th May. Their work ethic has been very impressive over the last two terms and I am already super proud of them. My final preparations will be to invest in Rich Tea biscuits, Mars Bars and magic Polos!!
Our topic this first half term is 'Let's Get Geographical'. We will be developing our geographical skills to enhance our locational and place knowledge: looking at Ordnance survey maps, using digital mapping and understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography.
During the last half term, our topic will be 'Let's Get Creative', where we will be studying a variety of great artists and designers.
In English, we will be working on a range of genres; discussion and as always developing our narrative skills further.
In addition to writing, English will also encompass a focus on reading skills, and will be taught through guided reading, reading comprehension, spellings, grammar and punctuation. Your continued support in helping children learn spellings is much valued, thank you.
Maths lessons will follow the National Curriculum: place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, measurements and geometry and statistics. There will be an emphasis on problem solving skills, mental maths and a secure grasp of times tables. The children are expected to have a secure grasp and rapid recall of the times tables up to 12 x 12. It is absolutely essential that they practise them regularly.......in the car, in the bath!!
The themes in science are: 'Earth and Space' and 'Evolution and Inheritance'.
During this term, Class 3 will have PE on Wednesday afternoons. Also, they may have PE at another time in the week so please send PE kits on Monday and take home on Friday. In addition, Class 3 will be going swimming on Monday afternoons.
French lessons will focus on building on our conversation skills through the topic of 'Shopping'. At the beginning of the term in RE, we will study 'What was the Holocaust?' During the summer term, we will be visiting the National Holocaust Centre and Museum, in Laxton, to enhance our understanding of this historic time.
Computing will be looking at how to use technology safely and responsibly, recognising acceptable and unacceptable behaviour. We will be using the I pads to produce moving animations and enhance our mapping skills and work with simple algorithms and programmes.
Homework will be set to enhance and consolidate children's learning. This will be given out on Wednesday and must be returned by the following Monday. If the children have any problems, please encourage them to come and speak to an adult as soon as possible. I run 'homework clinics' some afternoon break times to address any problems.
We encourage the children to adopt a love of reading across a wide range of text types. In addition to texts read in reading for understanding and English, children will have a reading book which they should read at home, and record in their school planner. Please support children in their reading at home (which, in addition to books, can include comics, e-books, magazines, newspapers, leaflets etc.) Please can children aim to read at least 3 times a week at home and have their planner signed by an adult. This will have huge impact on children's progress, both in reading and writing.
As you know, spellings will be tested, and new spellings set, each Monday. Not only should children learn the spelling of the word, but discuss the meaning with an adult. Your support in this is greatly appreciated.
On Monday, the children will need to bring in an adventurous word, to place on our word of the week board, in order to help them to improve their vocabulary.
Many thanks for your support.
Many thanks for your support.