Our focus throughout the new term will be to encourage the class to build learning powers of collaboration, planning, perseverance, reasoning and questioning. These skills will build confidence as the children are being challenged in their learning. We are promoting the idea of a 'hive mind' in Class 3 - each child an individual with unique talents and personalities, but working together they are stronger as they care for one another in the class community.
Our focus will be Blood, Chills and Thrills, looking at scary themes in history and literacy, including the murder of Charlotte Dymond. In addition we'll be looking at Human biology, focusing on the hear, healthy eating and the composition and work of the blood.
This term, Class 3 will focus on position, space and position as well as looking at ratio. We will start Fluent in Five, which is five arithmetic questions, designed as Sats style format questions to build confidence and fluency with numbers. In line with developing mastery of the subject, the children will be securing knowledge through tackling reasoning and problem solving and tasks and learning to effectively explain their answers to problems using mathematical terminology.
We will be reading, "Room 13," by Robert Swindells and using a spooky film clip called Alma, to inspire writing suspense and newspaper articles.
We will be exploring Human biology - focusing on healthy lifestyle, the heart and the circulation, including the functions and composition of the blood.
Please continue to support your children by encouraging regular use of SPaG.com, Spelling Shed and MathsWhizz at home as part of their homework. Regular use will embed skill and support the children to develop their learning and their work in class.
There will be topic homework grid each half term as well as weekly spellings.
I will be giving the children a reading comprehension bookmark which I would encourage you to use with your children to support their comprehension of the books they are reading.
Please ensure the children have their PE kit in school from Monday morning with scheduled PE being on a Tuesday afternoon.