Mrs Clarke and Miss Richardson
Reading, as always, will be a crucial part of the children’s learning. The children will have a variety of reading lessons this year, whole class comprehension lessons, Little Wandle reading groups, AR quizzes, as well as one to one reading.
In RE, we will be exploring a focussed enquiry question: Has Christmas lost its true meaning? We start by thinking how we celebrate Christmas with our families. We will be reading the Christmas story and will think about why it is an important celebration for Christians. Towards the end of the unit we will be making two Christmas decorations – one for a Christian and one for non-Christian.
This half term the children will be learning skills to support them to play volleyball. We will be learning skills to help us compete against others in a game situation. The children will need to react quickly, watch the ball as it travels and send the ball accurately.
In computing this half term we will be revisiting online safety and think how we can keep ourselves safe when online. We will then learn how to use some spreadsheet skills such as creating pie charts and bar graphs. They will use the advanced mode of 2calculate on Purple Mash.
In PSHE this half term the children will consider many aspects linked to the unit ‘Celebrating Differences’. We will be thinking about how our families are different and important. We will look at bullying and what to do to help if someone is being bullied.
Spellings will be sent home weekly in their yellow spelling books. These will be a focus during our spelling lesson during the week. It would be great to learn any tricky words at home. Please bring in the yellow spelling books on Friday so you can have the next set of words. Many thanks.
How you can help at home
Children can access Purple Mash at home to do some extra games with the spellings for the week. They can also access the computing lessons for this half term.
Support your child in learning
If you have any queries or questions about this information or any other concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
We work with a company called SEND Supported at school and they are releasing newsletters each week offering support and guidance to parents of children who many have additional needs in school. Please find below a link to these newsletters:
There are also lots of other resources and information available on their website. The 'Things to do Issue 2 - Resources' file has some lovely activities for all children regardless of whether they have additional needs or not. There are lots of great visual puzzles and games for children to play so please have a look if you can. There are also resources available now to support with developing children's memory skills in 'Thing to do Issue 3 - Resources.'
Oxford owl, access free e-books from home!
The School Reading List: Recommended reading list for Year 3
Audible are offering free audiobooks for children.
Login using your username and password to practise those spellings!
Message Mrs Clarke if you need a reminder of your logins
Look out for updates on inter-class battles!
BBC Supermovers : Select KS2 Mathematics to find all of our times tables dances and routines!
Lots of free videos, games and presentations about different topics and themes, see what takes your fancy!
Free resources to help learn more about Science, History and Geography topics