welcome to class 3
Welcome to Class 3
Crime and Punishment
During this half term we will be investigating how crime and punishment has changed over time. Following conversations with the children, we have included some of their ideas into the topic, so that it is more relevant to them. We will be concentrating on Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Tudor, Georgian and Victoria eras, as this is when major changes occurred. There will be at least one special visitor into school to help bring the topic to life.
Key areas of investigation will include the meaning of crime and punishment; what was considered a crime at different points in history; when and how the police-force was formed and about some infamous criminals such as Dick Turpin.
Children should have brought home a topic sheet with questions on it, which the children can investigate and produce projects / posters / models etc. This topic should promote a lot of conversation both in school and at home and we hope you can participate.
Our English will be taught through a range of texts, both whole texts and extracts, some of which will be related to our topic. We will be looking at how stories are structured, and how we make our writing interesting for the reader. Following this, we will move on in the direction needed by the class.
In Mathematics we will be starting with multiplication and division and moving on to measures after that. We will make sure that we keep referring back to what we have done before. Children will be given opportunities to practice for fluency as well as being exposed to lots of problem solving challenges.
Spellings - I have sent 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. if you need another copy, please let me know.
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. By improving their scores during these sessions, the children are working towards the multiplication check that they will have to do in year four. We will be practicing this format at school, but it would be helpful if children could also practice at home following the link below: