Welcome to Class 3’s page, I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wonderful new year! The children worked incredibly hard in the autumn term covering Greece, Anglo Saxons, looking at different literacy skills and many different aspects in maths and have already started the new year with the same attitude!

Literacy

Following this half terms topic being WW2 – we will be studying Goodnight Mister Tom which is an award-winning novel which has a film to compliment it. As a class we will be looking at character and setting descriptions, diary entries, letter writing, report writing, creating ration books, a book review and delving into the life of an evacuee.

I expect children in Class 3 to be reading on a daily basis and their Reading Records to be kept up to date with new books given out if finished the current one. Weekly spellings will be given on a Friday, and will be tested the following Friday. Please make sure you take the time to learn these.

Numeracy

Areas of maths we will be covering in Class 3 this spring half term include multiplication and division with a hint of fractions including decimals nearer the end of the half term. Throughout the half we will be perfecting our skills in mental and written strategies for the four operations. We will focus on developing resilience and confidence towards learning and teaching a mastery approach, promoting mathematical understanding and problem solving rather than rote learning for tests. We will develop skills such as visualisation, mental strategies and pattern recognition.

Topic

This half term we will be learning all WW2, focusing on the start of the war; how and why it happened, the evacuation process, the rationing of food, the role of women in the war, the holocaust and finally a summary of the key events over the tough 6 years.

Science

Science will be very exciting, this half term. We will be looking at everything sound! This will range from how we hear sounds through vibrations, the pitch noise which determines how high or low a noise sounds, having a look at a string telephone, soundproofing places and eventually, making music!

The children will undergo a investigation during this time which is a good opportunity for them to use their scientific language alongside the

P.E

In the spring term, children will have P.E twice a week, one on a Thursday afternoon and one on a Friday afternoon. Children will need to have a P.E kit in school at all times – both indoors and outdoors.

Additional information

Homework will be set weekly and sent home in the child’s homework book on a Friday. It is due back in the following Wednesday. Please ensure homework is completed as it supports the learning we do in class. Homework may be in the form of a sheet which supports class learning, recapping something, trying something new, or it may be a research project, where a child is asked to work independently to produce a piece of work. Spellings will also be stuck in their homework books and should be regularly practised at home, using a variety of strategies.

 

Finally, if you have any concerns at all or would like to talk to me, please feel free to arrange a meeting or drop in after school. Neither are a problem.

 

Many thanks,

 

Mr Webb