We hope you had a lovely Christmas break and you are fully refreshed for a very busy Spring term. It has been a fantastic start to the new term and we have lots of exciting things to look forward to.
· PE kits need to be in school every day. PE days are normally Tuesday and Thursday, however with the cold and wet weather approaching outdoor PE days may change. Please note that in Spring 1 both of our PE sessions are on a Thursday. The class will be doing Dance with Olivia session 2 and Dodgeball with Josh session 4.
· Please can children bring a water bottle into school every day.
· Reading journals and reading books need to be in school every day as teachers and teaching assistants regularly read with the children during the school day.
· Spelling Journals need to be in school everyday as we use them during our spelling lessons.
· Please can all children's jumpers or cardigans be labelled clearly with their name so we can try to keep hold of them all!
· Homework is given out on Fridays and needs to be returned to school every Wednesday.
· Children will be given a spelling test every Wednesday.
This term we will be looking at Greek Myths. We will be analysing the Greek myth ‘Icarus the boy who flew’ and comparing this version with another version of the story ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’. The children will be performing Greek Myths, editing and writing their own Diary entry of Icarus and Daedalus. Finally the children will be writing a narrative on the Greek Myths. We will be looking at what should be included in a good narrative and the children will be assessing their work against the Year 3 writing objectives. Finally we will be analysing the text Mission to Marathon and using this to create explanation texts.
In maths this term we have been looking at Fractions. Firstly we will be looking at fractions of shaded shapes and also finding fractions of amounts. We will focus on ordering tenths and how to continue fraction sequences. We have discussed what each part of the fraction tells us and how to add and subtract fractions. Key vocabulary numerator and denominator.
We have been looking at developing our core skills, fluency and problem solving in each area of learning. Finally we will be looking at measurement in relation to time. We will be focusing on telling and writing the time from an analogue clock using Roman numerals. We will be using the vocabulary o’clock, am/pm, morning, afternoon and midnight. We will look at the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year. Please make sure at home your child is using 'My Maths' to practise their core skills and fluency that we are currently exploring in maths.
Our topic is ‘Ancient Greece’. The children will be creating Pop-Up books, comic strips and completing a mile a day. Firstly the children will be creating a timeline with the significant key dates they will figure out how to order dates (BC). The children will be developing their knowledge of the Greek Gods and Goddesses. We will be looking at who the Ancient Greeks were, why they are significant to history, what they are known for? Did they have particular foods that they were known for? What was their diet like? What did a Greek Olympics consist of?