Year 3Green Class Teachers: Mrs Oakman and Miss Hunnisett
In the first part of Term 2, the children will focus on 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. This story will be worked with in depth for 3 to 4 weeks and it is part of the Power of Reading scheme of work. The children will be creating poetry and diary entries, as well as learning how to write quotations for newspapers and punctuate them correctly.
Later on in the term, we will teach our English objectives through Science, Geography and Computing, so that the children have opportunities to apply their English skills to subjects across the curriculum.
Please continue to read with your child at home and send them to school with their reading journal. Also please practice the weekly spellings - and extra ones from the Year 3 and 4 list (handed out at parents' evening) if you feel your child needs a challenge!
In the first week of term we will carry on working on time, including Roman numerals to 12. We will then move on to multiplication, division and fractions. During this term we will also begin to work on memorising time tables (x3, x4 and x8).
The children will continue with their problem solving and practical maths work, and this will focus on measuring (including using and reading measuring equipment), and beginning to learn about angles.
Please help your child to complete the weekly Maths homework, which will support their learning in class.
Geography - In Geography, the children will be learning about sustainability, and environmental issues. They will find out about renewable energy sources, and the importance of reducing waste by reusing and recycling.
Science - We will be learning all about Forces this term. This will include lots of practical experiments so that the children can will refine their enquiry skills and gain a deeper understanding of the process of scientific experimentation.
RE - During this special time of year, the children will be learning about the Christmas story in greater depth, finding out about the roles of the different characters and how some of the Gospel accounts differ. They will also be comparing Christmas to the Jewish festival of Hannukah.
Art/DT - The children will be learning how simple levers work, and will use these techniques to make Christmas cards with moving parts. They will then evaluate their designs.
Computing - The children will learn how to plan, direct, film and edit short videos, in our Computing unit 'We are Presenters'.
French - This term we will learn about colours, numbers to 12, and members of the family. We will also discover how French people celebrate Christmas.
PSHE - We continue with our Jigsaw scheme of work, which this term is all about 'Celebrating Difference'.
Music - Our Monday morning drumming lessons, provided by East Sussex Music Service, continue. We will also cover the musical area of pitch through singing and performing Christmas songs later in the term.
PA - This term in gymnastics, the children will be practising a range of movements and balances both on the floor and using apparatus. They will learn about moving together in unison, cannon and by mirroring.
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.
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