This term we will be exploring the topic of pirates using poems, stories, information texts and historical sources of information. Children will be learning a poem to perform, creating tricky tongue twisters and using similes to write their own poetry.
We will be looking at the history of pirate flags and children will have the opportunity to create their own. They will also make a treasure map which will involve learning about co-ordinates and the points of the compass.
In music we will listen to and sing sea shanties and consider what makes a good performance. Children will learn how to sew when making a money pouch in Design and Technology.
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. By the end of year 3 it is expected that the children will be able to recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.
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 'Pirate.'