welcome to class 3
Welcome to Class 3
Around the World in 55 days!
During our topic children will learn to identify and locate, using an atlas, the seven continents and some of the countries within each one. They will also explore areas of human and physical geography around the world, from population and culture to mountains and rivers.
Our English will be taught through two main key texts: The Iron Man and The great Kapok tree. We will focus on using a greater range of conjunctions and description in our writing. The Iron Man will also link to our Science on forces and magnets where the children will design delicious menus for him to eat, as well as our ICT and music where they will create a stop-motion animation of his dramatic fall off the cliff. When we are in the Amazon (on our around the World trip) we will study The Great Kapok Tree and focus on environmental issues facing humans and animals. Children will become familiar with the structure of dilemma stories and then write and edit their own. We will have a grammar focus on using direct speech and plenty of activities to develop vocabulary.
In Mathematics we will focusing heavily on multiplication and division and fractions whilst also regularly recapped on objectives already taught. Children will be given opportunities to practice for fluency as well as being exposed to lots of problem solving challenges.
Spellings - I am sending home lists of all of the spellings that your child should already know (Year 1 and 2) as well as those they should know by the end of year 4 ( 3 /4 word list). Please support your child with these as much as you can.
Beat The Clock - We will continue with our times table challenges three times a week. Children will bring their sheets home once they have completed them and can then practice further at home. Knowing their tables is essential, so please encourage your child to recite them regularly.