Reading Champions 9.11.2018 Well done to the following Reading Champions-
Maddie Maysie Ollie Thomas George Katie Keiki Lewis Lily B Lily M Bella Grace G Evie Sam
Well done to all these children, 14 out of 23 in the class - I know we can get more readers next week guys!
Important Messages Updates will be posted here weekly- any important messages or notes for the few weeks Our PE days for the Autumn Term are Mondays and Fridays.
Value this term
Topic Stone age to Iron Age - History Animals including humans- Science
Literacy - We are going to be exploring a variety of different topics in Literacy including exploring some stories by the same author. We will also be building up our writing skills by looking at stories from other cultures and also having a look at some Roman Myths. We will be learning about some new grammatical terms and starting daily guided work. Guided work is where we look at spelling, grammar, guided reading and enjoy some alone time to do some quiet reading.
Numeracy- In numeracy, we will be building the skills that were taught from year 2. We will be developing our place value knowledge further through problem solving and practical activities.
Science -In science we will be learning about Animals and Humans. We will be learning about the difference between nutrition and vitamins and minerals. We will be learning how to keep our body healthy and some key bits of the skeleton. We will be using all this learning in practical investigations now.
History- We will be focusing on History in Spring 1
Geography- We will be focusing on the Battle for the Biosphere. In this topic we will be looking at different animals in the rainforest, creating our own animals as well as animals that live in the Arctic zones.
Art-We are going to be looking at some famous artists and be inspired by some of their artwork. We are also going to be creating our own rain forest pictures, creating our own animals and sharing them with others in the class.
Computing-We are going to be looking at the key principles of e-safety and how to stay safe online. We are going to be practising our every developing typing skills so we can get faster using the correct fingers. We will be moving on to our coding topic also where we will be instructing our cursor to move through code.
PE- We are going to be focusing on dance and gymnastics.
Music- We are going to be having a teacher coming in to teach us Samba!! RE- We will be focusing on how and why does a Christian follow Jesus
You might like to discuss with your children: How you can care for and look after family and friends, the importance of showing our school values and ethos, reading three times a week at home and why reading is importance. Discuss with the children how the learning has changed from Year 2 and how they are finding it.
To help with our Mathematics work it would be great if you could: Look at 3 digit numbers and recognise the place value of each number Look at different 2D shapes and 3D shapes and talk about their features Look at coins and discuss the coin value Look at an analogue clock and tell the time Discuss the difference between area and perimeter Creating their own number problems and break down ones to solve mentally Times Tables focus on 2,3,5 and then moving onto 4,6,8’s and how the inverse is division Reading and creating data tables for information collecting and demonstration.
To help with our Literacy work it would be great if you could: Encourage the children to proof read and edit their work where necessary Encourage them to write with depth and description as well as joining their handwriting Share your child's reading book at home and discuss the language they may have struggled with. Practice writing the lower case letters correctly Read some different forms of non-fiction texts including reports, newspapers, diary entries, biographies and autobiographies, explanation and recounts.
Notes from Home: If you would like any more house notes from home so that you can tell us about your child's achievements please talk to any member of the team. We really value your comments. You can also contact us through ClassDojo too.
Reading Books: Your child will read to an adult in school most days. Please ensure that your child has their book in school each day. Please support your child with their reading and sounds at home by sharing your child’s book with them and making a note in their reading diary. If you spot your child reading and want to send us a picture for our ‘Lost in a book’ display, that would be fantastic.
Concerns or Worries: Please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office or in person at the beginning or end of the school day if you have any worries or concerns.