Welcome back from the summer break – I hope you all had some memorable times!
Class 3 have settled into the new year and classroom well and are working hard in all areas. We also welcome Ms Johns from Worcs Uni this term. We have many exciting learning opportunities planned for this term; here are a few details to share with you all so you know what is going on in class and to allow you to support your child at home. Please aim to listen to your child read on a daily basis.
English/Reading for Meaning
This term we are reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald in our daily Reading For Meaning sessions. This is scrumptious book focuses on larger than life sweets and characters, whilst teachings about less appetising traits such as greed and selfishness!
We will use the tale as a springboard for our English lessons, as well as inspiration from our History topic on Anglo Saxon Britain. Some of the styles we will cover this term are Historical Stories, instructions, diaries, newspapers and non-chronological reports.
We will be working on using adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions and prepositions to add depth and meaning to writing, as well as fronted adverbials and embedded clauses for Y4s. Punctuation will focus on apostrophes for possession and speech marks.
Our main target focus will be place value and written formal methods the four operations (+ - x ÷.) Data, time and measures (length, capacity and weight) will also be covered.
Y3 pupils will be recapping2 x5 x10 then focussing on x3 x4 x8 tables, with Y4 pupils consolidating all X÷ facts, with a focus on x6x7x9.
We will be learning about states of matter(solids, liquids and gases)and changes between them; dissolving, evaporation and freezing.
Our main focus will be Anglo Saxon Britain, questioning how life changed through this turbulent period of UK history. Through this topic we will study the daily lives and rulers of this fascinating period, and how the Vikings and Normans affected their rule.
We will use this topic as a launch pad for other subjects: weaving, pottery brooches and illuminated writing in art; map work linked to settlement locations, town names and invasions. Try this site for info:
PE - Monday - outdoor tag rugby
Tuesday – indoor gym work/dance
We will be focussing on the question Why do people pray?
Thank you for your support, please contact me if you are unsure or need more advice.
Mr. R. J. Harris