Class Three

 

CLASS THREE

Class Three is taught by Mrs Tingley (Monday-Wednesday) and Mrs Clark (Thursday & Friday).

 Welcome to the Summer term!

We hope everyone has had a lovely Easter and they are ready for even more fantastic learning. Time certainly flies when you are having fun and unbelievably, we are already more than half way through the school year!!. Our topic this term is ‘Globe Trotters‘ where there will be a big focus on Geography. In Class 3 we will be referring to ‘Swallows and Amazons’ by Arthur Ransome, which is a children’s classic.  We will also be learning about historical and modern day exploration, by studying the lives of Robert Scott and Sir Ranulph Fiennes. An overview of our learning can be found on our topic-web here:

An overview of the Maths we will be learning during this term can be found here:

A copy of the timetable for Class 3 can be found here:

Please note that on occasion, it might be necessary to alter the timing of some lessons, depending on the circumstances.

Homework

The children will be given homework every week. There will be a Maths and an English activity to complete and these will be set every Thursday and will need to be returned to school by the following Tuesday. We appreciate that the children all have busy lives and that clubs and events outside of school can sometimes impact on evenings and weekends. Please do not hesitate to contact us if your child is struggling to complete the homework tasks within the set time.

SATs /Booster Sessions

With the KS2 SATs rapidly approaching (see below for test dates) we feel it would be beneficial for the Year 6 children to have some extra SATs practice. We are hoping to set up 2 SATs Booster Sessions this term, which will take place every week (Monday & Thursday) after school. Sessions will last for an hour, from 3.15-4.15 pm and will focus on Maths and Reading/Grammar/Spelling.

 On occasion, the children will also bring home extra homework to help towards preparation for these important assessments.

Ongoing Learning

A core part of our Maths learning revolves around knowledge of the times tables. The children will be given daily (15 mins) times tables sessions where the children will learn a particular times table. The children will be regularly tested on their tables and so we will encourage them to practise these at home whenever possible.

We will continue with our 4 x weekly spelling sessions as part of our ‘Read, Write Inc’ scheme of work.

A brief overview of the spelling objectives to be covered this term in Read, Write Inc can be found here: ReadWriteInc.SpringTerm2017

The following list of words, taken from the National Curriculum, will also be used to support the planning, teaching and learning of spelling in Year 5/6.

 

P.E

P.E this term will comprise of  striking and fielding skills. P.E sessions will take place both inside and, if the weather allows, outside so all children are expected to have the appropriate kit in school at all times.

 2016-2017 SATs Test Dates

Weekly Overview of Learning

Each week our class web page will be updated to include a more detailed overview of our learning:

Class 3 Parachute Investigation – 25.1.17

This week, class 3 investigated how they could construct the most effective parachutes. Some groups changed the materials of their parachute canopies, whilst other groups investigated how the string length of the parachute might affect it’s flight length.

We hope that the information on our website is useful to you. We will aim to update our page regularly to keep you informed about the children’s fantastic learning. If there is information that you would like to see on the site that has not yet been included, please let us know.

 Best Wishes

Mrs Faye Tingley & Mrs Becky Clark

 

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