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WELCOME BACK FOR SUMMER TERM!

I hope you have all had a wonderful easter break and have recharged your batteries ready for our final term together in Year Three! I am super excited to introduce this half term's topic with you and I cannot wait to see what wonderful work we can produce over the next few weeks.

This half term my PPA will continue to be covered on a Friday afternoon by Mrs Tomlinson.

As always if you need to discuss anything with me, please don't hesitate to pop a note in the message book or I will be more than happy to speak to you at the end of the day.

Here's to another wonderful half term!

Miss Rochell-Gill

Please click here to see this year's curriculum map!

Our Autumn Term topic is...

Fairness for humans, animals and the world!

Within this topic we will explore the concept of fairness across different formats including: human rights, global fairness, and Fairtrade. We will explore a number of Sustainable development goals (SDGs) set out by the United Nations.

This topic is a fantastic stepping stone into learning more about our world and global issues.

In English, we will be focusing on first and third person narratives based upon the theme of 'Refugees', a topic that we are exploring as a whole school. Within this unit of work we will explore carefully selected texts that are incrediblly moving and thought-provoking. These texts will provide us with plenty of opportunities for discussion and reflection.

 

 

In Maths, we will begin by calculating perimeter accurately with lots of opportunities for problem solving linked to our topic. We will then move onto learning about fractions where we will experience calculating both unit and non-unit fractions practically and in the context of numbers and problems.

The main focus of our topic learning will be around Fairtrade. This topic will encompass lots of geography skills including locating countries on a map, comparing a village across the world to Little Leigh and much more. Through our understanding of 'fairness' we will pick apart the process of trading goods across the continents and whether our laws and processes are truly fair for all involved. 

Our class text this half term is absolutely beautiful in illustration and meaning. Through whole class reading sessions we will pick apart and enjoy 'Cloud Tea Monkeys' written by Mal Peet and Elsbeth Graham. 

In Science we will learn about Plants. We will learn the parts of plants, the requirements plants need to grow, investigate how some plants flourish in different climates compared to others and how water is transported through plants.

In Art and Design, we will explore artwork from all corners of the world to reflect our learning of Fairtrade and the globe. We will use a range of media and experiment with large whole class collaborative pieces.

Our author this term is...

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is a highly talented children's novelist and poet. His books are firm favourites, including the classic 'We're going on a bear hunt'. His poems are wonderfully clever, silly and inspire children to laugh and enjoy poetry.

My absolute favourite Michael Rosen poem is 'Chocolate cake'.

I can't wait to enjoy more of his works with you all!

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Click on the link below to practise your mental maths skills at home!

http://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/292/Montys_Maths_Wall

Guided Reading

During the week, all children take part in guided reading sessions both as a whole class and individually. Within these sessions we read a variety of extracts, chapters from stories and often work on our inference skills using video clips and images. These sessions aim to develop inference skills, comprehension of texts and fluency/understanding of the texts we read. 

In KS2 we strongly encourage parents/guardians to read 2-3 times a week and record a short comment in thier child''s reading diary about that reading session.

PE Lessons

This half term our PE sessions will take place on a Monday morning and a Thursday afternoon.

Although our sessions are scheduled for these days, it is not uncommon for those to change due to other events in school so it is vital that all children have their kits in school on Monday and remain in school until the weekend. 

During the winter months, it is advisable for the children to bring warm clothes such as tracksuit bottoms as sessions will continue outside where possible.

Homework

Homework is given on a bi-weekly rota, one week english is sent home and the following week maths is sent home. It is given on a Friday and due in the following Friday, please try to ensure that homework is brought in by the due date so it can be checked and prepared for the following week.

Spellings and times tables practise are sent home weekly on a Friday and tested the following Friday.

If you have any issues regarding the homework set then please contact me via the message book or at the door and I will do my best to resolve the issue.

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