We would like to welcome you all back to school and hope you had a lovely Christmas break with your families. This half term Goldfinch and Jackdaw will be studying the Titanic.
For our book studies we will be looking at Kaspar, Prince of Cats and Samson's Titanic Journey.
The children will be developing reading skills such as: prediction, inference and analysis of language to respond to the text. The stories will also be used to help inspire the writing of various genres - diary entries, newspapers and describing settings and characters.
In Maths, the children will be looking at representations of multiplication and division. Specifically working with 3, 4 and 8 timetables. They will then be moving onto using practical, pictorial and written methods to solve 2 digit and 1 digit problems. Next, they will be revisiting fractions including comparing, ordering and finding equivalents. To end this half term the children will be measuring length, mass and capacity.
In Science, the children will be looking at magnets and forces. We will look at the forces that acted upon the Titanic whilst it was afloat and also as it sank. Our work with magnets will allow the children to theorise how they could be used to retrieve artifacts from the ocean floor.
In History, both classes will be looking at the journey of the Titanic. They have already role played being in the different classes of passengers as they get on the Titanic; they have also enjoyed looking at artifacts from the ship itself. We are very excited for our trip to Sea City as we will investigate more as to why 'the unsinkable' sank. We look forward to sharing our Titanic experience with you at the early bird breakfast.
In DT, they will be making photo frames. The frames will have 2 apertures, allowing for a comparison of childhood in the early 1900s and modern day.
During our PSHE sessions, the children will be thinking about how to achieve their dreams and goals whilst developing resilience and a growth mindset.
Spelling homework is handed out on a Thursday and is due in the following Wednesday ready for their test. Children are also expected to read regularly and fill in their reading diaries. This is a vitally important part of learning for all children; the more opportunities they have to read-the better!
Year 3 will have PE Wednesday and Thursdays
They will be also be lucky enough to take part in Listen2Me music lessons on a Friday and they are learning recorder this term.
Library days are on a Friday for Jackdaw and Goldfinch class. Children will be expected to bring in their library book during these times so that they have the opportunity to change it for a new one.