welcome to class 3
Welcome to Class 3
During this term we will be finding out how the Romans influence our lives today. We will be investigating when and where they invaded and ruled; about the army and home lives. Other areas will be guided by the children when we introduce the topic so that we can research areas of interest. There will be lots of opportunities to work together and with year four, not least when we investigate catapults!
Our English will be taught through a range of texts, both whole texts and extracts, some of which will be related to our Roman topic. We will start by recovering the basics - identifying, using and improving different sentence types and their related punctuation. Following this, we will move on in the direction needed by the class.
In Mathematics we will focusing heavily on place value and understanding of number, before moving onto addition and subtraction. 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.