Our focus book for this term is The Gardener, by Sarah Stewart. Through drama, we will be learning to empathise with the characters. Focusing on the text we will identify the features the author uses to provoke a reaction from the reader.
The book is constructed from a series of letters providing an ideal opportunity to explore the features of letter writing.
Pupils will develop their observational drawing skills in art and explore the work of Vincent van Gogh (Sunflowers). Developing this theme, we will devise poems on sunflowers using powerful verbs, similes and metaphors.
In maths we will be increasing the children’s fluency with whole numbers and the four key operations, (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) including number facts and the concept of place value.
This half term we will continue developing our knowledge and understanding of fractions. We will also be consolidating our knowledge of time. We will use this knowledge to develop our reasoning and problem solving skills.
In science we will be investigating plants. Children will plant seeds as part of an investigation which will involve predicting, observing and recording. They will learn about the life cycle of flowering plants and develop their scientific vocabulary.
Please make it a habit to read with your child and to ask them open-ended questions such as 'why do you think...?' so that your child can really elaborate on their answer and you can also see how much your child has understood the text.
This term our PE is on Wednesdays and Thursdays, please ensure that your child has a full PE kit, so they can participate.
Homework will go out on Fridays and we will expect it to be in the following Wednesday.
I am looking forward to an exciting term in 3H!
Let me know that you are using the school's website and reading our class page. The code word is 'Sunflower.'