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Summer Term 2
This term we continue to work from home and I have been really impressed with the number of Foxes who regularly send in work set weekly on the Home Learning Page. Keep up the hard work Foxes!
NEW UPDATES : Monday 16th March 2020
Please log in to Mathletics as new Assignments for Measure have been set which is our Maths focus for this week. If you have mislaid/lost your password for Mathletics, these will be sent out to you.
Class Teacher - Mrs Malcolm
Class Teaching and Learning Assistant - Mrs Bishop
Reading Helper - Mr Stone (Mondays and Thursday PM)
Spring Term 2 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
We hope that everyone has had a wonderful half term break with their family and welcome you back to a new term of learning. We are so proud of Foxes class last term for the hard work they put into performing at the Maidenhead and Ascot School Sports Partnership Primary Dance Festival.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 26th February at 9am for our Class Assembly.
This term we shall be studying new topics which are detailed below and we will be adding more information to help you support your child’s learning at home.
We welcome Mr Barry Mason to Foxes Class who will be working with us this term as a Schools Direct student.
Please remember that if you have any concerns to write in the Home School Diary or speak to us in the playground.
Mrs S Malcolm (Class Teacher) Mrs D Bishop (Teaching & Learning Assistant)
This term we shall be studying free verse Poetry in English. We will be looking at poems by Kit Wright and writing our own Haiku,Tanka and Kenning poems for publication.
We will also be writing a non-chronological report on our Geography based topic for this term, Madagascar.
Weekly Spelling Tests: Spellings are given out on Fridays to learn for the following Friday. Please support your children in learning these.
Handwriting Practice: this is linked to our weekly spelling tests.
Reading: Please ensure you make time to hear your child read for 10 minutes a day as it really does have a huge impact on their reading progress.
In class we are reading “The boy who grew dragons” by Andy Shepherd about a boy called Tomas who discovers that he can grow dragons in his own garden!
This term we are focussing on adding and subtracting numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction We are using information presented in scaled bar charts and pictograms and tables.
We are also adding and subtracting amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts. We will estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute, record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours: use vocabulary such as o’clock, a.m., p.m., morning, afternoon and midnight.
We will measure, compare, add and subtract, lengths, (m//cm/mm): mass (kg/g): volume/capacity (l/ml). We shall also improve our knowledge of 2-D & 3-D shape including angles.
Forces and Magnets
We are excited to be taking part in a Silly Science workshop on Monday 9th March as part of British Science Week along with lots of other exciting Science-related activities that week.
Our Science topic for this term is Forces and Magnets. In this unit we will be exploring what forces are and notice that some forces need contact between two objects. We will also compare how things move on different surfaces. We will then explore how magnetic forces work and investigate uses for magnets.
During this topic, we shall explore where Madagascar is in the world, its landscapes and climate and weather. We shall also be learning about its human geography and animals. We will also study Madagascar’s natural resources and trade.
Computing: Email and Internet Safety
This term in computing, we shall be thinking about different methods of communication. We will open and respond to emails and write an email to someone using an address book. We will also learn how to email safely and how to add an attachment to an email.
Art: Andy Warhol
During this term’s topic in Art, we shall be finding out who Andy Warhol was and explore the Pop art movement. We will use Warhol’s blotted line technique to create artwork. We will explore and recreate Warhol’s ‘Campbell’s Soup’ artwork and his portraits of celebrities. Finally we will create a self-portrait in the style of Andy Warhol. RE (PlanBee)
RE: Jewish Celebrations and Easter
This term we shall be finding out about the Jewish Festivals of Passover, Sukkot, Purim and Hanukkah, We shall also be learning about how the story of Easter and how Christians celebrate it.
PE: Dodgeball and real PE
In PE this term we shall be learning different throwing and catching techniques. We will also be taking part in mini-games based on throwing and catching before participating in Dodgeball Practice Matches.
PE Day change: Please note that PE is now on Thursday afternoons. Please ensure that your child has the correct PE kit in school every day.
In Spanish this term we shall be studying ‘The People around Me’ unit which will teach Fox class how to identify and introduce family and pets and spell their names.
In our Personal Social Health Education sessions this term we shall be celebrating World Book Day and Take One Book Week. We shall also be discussing how to use the internet safely and responsibly.
In our weekly Music lessons this term we shall be learning various Reggae songs by artists including Bob Marley. During each session children will Listen and Appraise/Musical Activity/Learn to sing/play instrument/perform.
Punctuality - Please remember that the children should be at school for 8.40am and if they are not in school before 8.50am, they will be registered with a late mark. Having your child arrive on time means that they can settle in ready for the school day.
Class Fund - Each term we ask for a small voluntary contribution of £2, which helps provide extra resources that the children will use for subjects like art and design. Thank you in advance.
P.E Kits - Please can your child have a pair of named t-shirt, hoodie, jogging bottoms, shorts and footwear kept in school ready for P.E sessions. Some lessons will be outside, depending on the weather! Our P.E slots will be on Thursday afternoons, however these are subject to change, so make sure that you have a P.E kit in school everyday.
Jumpers - Please make sure that your child has their name in their jumper and that you remind them that they are responsible for looking after their jumpers. If they take it off a break time, I give them a chance to go and collect it whilst we line up. If it is misplaced around the school then they will have the opportunity to look, but it is important for your child to take responsibility for all their belongings.
Snacks - Please remember that the children are allowed a healthy snack for break times, this could be a piece of fruit or vegetables. Please do not bring in nuts. We have a fruit tray for them to be kept until break times, in the classroom. We do not have afternoon snack in Year 3.
Pencil Cases - Children in Year 3 can bring in their own pencil case. It can include the following: writing pencils, a ruler, a rubber, a sharpener and colouring pencils. All equipment needs to be named and the children need to take FULL responsibility for their own equipment.