welcome to class 3
Welcome to Class 3
Class Teacher: Mrs Try
Welcome to Class 3. This is the start of your journey through Key Stage 2. We mostly aim for a cross-curricular approach to learning so that skills are transferable.
Summer Term - Transport
During this half term we will investigate how transport has changed over time, particularly in the local area. We will be investigating how and why people used to travel and how this is different today. Through the use of maps, we will look at different transport links and how they affect an area. We will learn how to read a map and what some of the symbols mean.
By using Stourport as a focus for our studies, we will see how a real place has been affected by the changes in transport and a visit to the Canal Basins will help bring this to life. 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 finding out about time and moving on to shape after that. Please use this as an opportunity to tell the time at home. The more the children are exposed to time and clocks, the easier they find it. If you have a large analogue clock at home, you can use post-it notes to mark half past, quarter past and quarter to so that your child sees the different notations regularly.
We will make sure that we keep referring back to what we have done before and please do this at home too. 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: