Welcome to 3 SO 's class page!
This term, Autumn A, our Connector is…..
LAND AHOY !
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. They will also be writing part of an adventure story, examining the features and language of story writing.
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 Technology.
Our focus this year will be on 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.
This term we will be looking at place value including that of 3-digit numbers. The children will carry out investigations involving problem solving. They will use mental strategies and written methods for addition and subtraction. We will be developing the children’s fluency and reasoning skills using these operations.
Science will be taught as part of our connected curriculum and will focus on floating and sinking. Children will take part in a number of practical activities and investigations.
We will be learning how to explain algorithms and how they work. BARCLAYS have built an online playground which is a safe environment where children can try out fun activities based on simple coding principles. Why not take a look with your child at: http://www.barclays.co.uk/DigitalEagles/BarclaysCodePlayground/P1242686640999
This term we will be studying Sikhism. This will include learning about the 5Ks and the significance they have in the Sikh religion.
3 SO - Tuesday and Wednesday.
Please ensure that your child has their P.E. kit in school at the beginning of each week.
Homework is given out on Friday and should be returnedby the following Wednesday.It will include reading comprehension, spelling , maths and topic related activities.
The children have a home reading book.
Please ensure that it is brought to school every day.
It would be really beneficial if you read with your child regularly and discussed their books.