Class Teacher - Mr R. Dickinson
Class Teacher - Mrs B. Wynne
Teaching Assistant - Mrs J. Ladlow
Teaching Assistant - Mrs S. Begum
Welcome to Class 3DW
Our topic this term is World War 2. We will be investigating the impact the war had on Britain, focusing mainly on the Homefront. This will involve work on rationing, evacuation, the Blitz and much more. The children have already enjoyed our Evacuation Day were they became children of the war. They joined in lots of WW2 related activities such as codebreaking, baking, gas mask making and Home Guard drills. The majority of curriculum areas will be covered in this topic from music to computing.
In English this term, we will be basing all of our activities around our World War 2 topic. We will start by reading ‘The Caravan’ by Pie Corbett, which is a warning story. They will then be writing their own warning story thinking about the dangerous locations and situations the children during WW2 would be exposed to. We will then look at discussion texts and think of pros and cons for evacuation. We will also be working on different grammar elements such as subordinate clauses, conjunctions and present perfect tense. Spelling will continue as before; looking at the year 3 spelling words and patterns. Handwriting will be a massive focus this term, as we want the children to be year 4 ready.
In maths we will be covering a wide range of objectives. Firstly, we will be adding and subtracting fractions that have the same denominator and then transferring these skills into reasoning problems. We are also learning about different aspects of shapes and angles particularly focusing on right angles and being able to spot them in other objects. Time is also a major topic this term. We will be firstly looking at years and days before moving on to telling the time in 5 minute intervals. Statistics is another area we will be working on this term.
The year 3 end of year assessments will take place in June.
Science this next term will see year 3 looking at light, forces and magnets. We will look at how the shadow changes according to the position of the sun, investigating this throughout the day. We will experiment with how shiny things respond in the dark. In our forces and magnets topic, we will compare how things move on different surfaces, observe how magnets attract or repel and be able to explain these terms.
Our RE topics this term are Pentecost, Reconciliation and Universal Church. In these topics we will cover a wide range of areas. We will be learning about the season of Pentecost and how it impacts on Christians today. During the reconciliation topic, year 3 will be investigating the Sacrament of Reconciliation – what it involves and what it means to Christians.
Our PE sessions will still be covered by 780 coaching on Thursday afternoons.
Spellings: Spelling lists are handed out on a Monday. The children can use any activity from the spelling activity books and complete at least three activities in their spelling books. They then need to be handed back in on the next Monday to be checked.
Mathletics: Mathletics is checked every Monday and the children need to have done at least 1000 points.
Reading: Reading books are changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Sheets: If any sheets of homework are sent home, they are sent out on a Monday and need to be handed back in on the next Monday.