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Class 3

Welcome to Class 3.

 

We are looking forward to working hard, having fun and learning lots of new things. 

 

Class 3's Teacher: Mrs Price

Class 3's TA: Mr Jones

Maths

Our Maths themes this half term for our Y5 children are fractions, decimals and percentages. Our Maths themes for our Y6 children are: algebra; imperial  and metric measurement; perimeter, area and volume and ration and proportion . In addition, we also use TT Rock Stars which can be accessed from home and is a fun way to learn and improve their times tables knowledge and My Maths work which is set weekly to sharpen skills the children are learning in class. The link for both sites can be found on the maths page. 

 

English

This half term we are writing theme is narrative and plays and writing for moderation. For the first two weeks our Y6 children will be using English lesson time to revise different grammar tasks and our Y5 children will be doing stand alone writing activities using an alien text. Our grammar themes this half term for our Y5 children are generalisers, fronted adverbials, subordinating clauses (varying position) and parenthesis. Our Y6 children will be revising the grammar already taught and editing their work to include this in their writing. 

 

Reading

Our class text this half term is The Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne. This text is recommended to support our topic.  We will also use this text during guided reading answering a variety of comprehension questions. In addition, children are expected to read each day at home and record this in their reading diary. 

 

Spelling

Children will continue to learn the statutory spellings for KS2. In addition, the children will have spellings to practice at home for a spelling test Tuesday. 

 

PE

Class 3 will have PE on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child has the correct kit for these days. 

 

Music

We will be enjoying music lessons on a Tuesday with the Wider Opportunities Scheme with each child learning how to play a brass instrument which will be brought home each week for the children to practice. 

 

Homework

Homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday. Each week, children will have a Maths and English piece to complete in their homework book. On a Tuesday, the children will be given spellings to practice at home for a spelling test the following Tuesday.

 

RE

Our RE theme this half term is Creation / Fall. We will discuss the question 'Creation and Science: Conflicting or complementary?'. By the end of this unit pupils will be able to identify the type of text that Psalm 8 is, and it's purpose, explain what Psalm 8 has to say about the idea of God as Creator and the place of humans in Creation, make clear connections between psalm 8 and some ways Christians respond to God as Creator, show an understanding of why some Christians find science and faith compatible, respond to the idea that humans have great responsibility for the earth and weigh up how well humans are responding to this responsibility, taking into account religious and non-religious viewpoints. 

 

Topic

Please read the knowledge organiser below to find out more about our spring topic.

 

Science

This half term our science theme is Light. By the end of this unit the children will recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines, use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye, explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes and use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them. The children will conduct a variety of investigations using scientific terminology in order to further secure their understanding of this subject.

 

ICT

This half term our theme is controlling devices. This unit introduces children to flowcharts and how they are used to program and control devices. Children are taught to build sequences of instructions, control multiple outputs and structure algorithms with decisions and inputs for variety of situations. 

 

PHSE

This half term our theme is Money Matters. The children will understand how finance plays an important part in people’s lives, understand about being a critical consumer, develop an understanding of the concepts of interest, loan, debt and tax, identify how resources are allocated and the effects on individuals, communities and the environment, develop enterprise skills, critique how social media presents information and recognise and manage dares.

 

MFL

The language we are learning in school is German. When children learn a new language, they are introduced to customs and values belonging to a different society. This encourages them to think from a new point of view, improving cultural sensitivity. 

 

Throughout each day we will also be taking part in fun activities such as the Daily Mile and Go Noodle which the children enjoy.

 

If you have any questions please speak to us at the end of the day or contact us at school.

 

Mrs Price & Mr Jones

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