Welcome back to school and the first half of the Autumn term!
You will find information about the curriculum and important dates below.
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We hope you will find the information on this page useful, although you are more than welcome to pop in for a chat if you need more specific information.
Mr Jackson, Mrs Saxon and Mrs Nuttall
This half term our class novel is 'Oliver and the Seawigs' by Phillip Reeve. The children have already produced some fantastic writing based on this text and we are really looking forward to creating many more quality pieces!
National Curriculum objectives covered in this teaching sequence:
Writing: (Transcription /Composition)
We regularly teach handwriting in order to encourage the children to write in a neat, joined style. We will be focusing on ensuring ascenders and descenders are formed correctly and we have provided the children with a special handwriting book to practise in.
Spelling- We will be looking at a range of spelling patterns and exploring a range of prefixes and suffixes.
Week 1 - Soft C i.e. city, cell, prince.
Week 2 - Silent letters i.e. lamb, numb, knight.
Week 3 - Contractions i.e. can't, won't, don't
Week 4 - -le,el, al, il endings i.e. candle, angle, sandal, fossil
Week 5 - -ly endings i.e. sadly, angrily, gently
Week 6- Words with the suffix ness i.e. sadness, madness, happiness, illness
In addition, there will be three year 3 common exception words introduced each week.
We operate a carousel reading lesson 3 times a week. In these lessons, your child will have 2 guided sessions per week where aspects of reading are explored in detail. In addition activities are provided to facilitate independent learning. These activities often include mathematical games, applying known computing skills, spellings, handwriting and comprehensions. Bug Club is also used during guided reading and you can access this with your child at home if you wish.
Using the Singapore Maths approach to learning we will begin to look at numbers up to 1000. Pupils will know the value of each digit in a three digit number, be able to order and compare three digit numbers and be able to find one, ten and hundred less/more of a number. We will then be moving on to addition and subtraction and exploring this through a range of methods.
In addition we will have regular opportunities throughout the week to maintain and develop our number skills including practising the 3, 4 and 8 times tables with related division facts. It would be highly beneficial for your child to learn these at home too. We will also spend time revising strategies for solving calculations for all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
This half term our science topic is 'Movement and Feeding'. We will be learning a range of diets including those of animals and what consists of a 'healthy' diet. We will also be looking at the bones and muscles in the body and how they work together to create movement.
Our topic this term is the Romans. The children will be learning when the Roman period took place, and use secondary sources of evidence to find out about the Roman way of life. We will also explore how the Romans have influenced our lives today e.g. the building of roads. In addition, we will be improving our map reading skills by locating countries during the spread of the Roman Empire and important Roman roads around the UK. We will also be exploring other Roman topics such as; soldiers, baths and the revolution of Queen Boudicca.
RE: Our topic this half term is 'called by God' and we will be exploring a range of stories in which people have been called by God in both the bible i.e. Jonah and the whale and other more recent experiences.
SEAL: Going for Goals. Children will be taught to recognise their worth as individuals, by identifying positive things about themselves and their achievements, seeing their mistakes, making amends and setting personal goals. They will also recognise the risk in different situations and then decide how to behave responsibly.