welcome to class 3
Class Teacher: Mrs Small
Class Support: Miss Handy
Our class is full of fun and action-packed learning! We pride ourselves on having high expectations and embracing challenges.
Our theme this term is ‘Reign over Us’ and it is designed to give pupils an overview of British history from the Norman conquest to the 20th century. They will be encouraged to think about how historical events have shaped our lives and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. The ‘Topic Fact Sheet’ outlines the scope of our studies and the questions we expect the children to be able to answer by the end of the unit.
We will be basing our work in English on The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy. This novel look at fairy tales is a goldmine of descriptive vocabulary and beautiful phrases. We will be using it as inspiration for our own character and scene descriptions and to understand how and why paragraphs are used.
In maths, fractions will be our focus to start the term. The children will be finding fraction equivalents, comparing and ordering fractions and adding and subtracting fractions. After that, we will look at telling the time, the properties of shape and measuring mass and capacity.
Our science unit this term is 'Light'. Pupils will learn to:
- Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers
- Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
- Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
- Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.