Our topic this term is Dinosaurs
and our Science topic is Animals including Humans
Welcome back to an exciting Spring Term!
Our topic is Dinosaurs and our Science topic is all about teeth, healthy eating and digestion
In English we will be studying the biography of Mary Anning and The Secret Dinosaurs by NS Blackman.
To launch our topic we will be visiting ' The Age of the Dinosaur' exhibition at Braintree Museum on Thursday 9th January and of course our residential trip to Alymerton in March
Spellings will be given out and tested on Fridays. Each week the spellings will consist of 10 words which fit spelling patterns and extra words from the year 3/4 statutory words set by the government. Please ensure your child learns his/her words each week. We will be continuing the 'Spelling Bee' this year.
We learn times tables in a certain order. (Please feel free to come in and see our times tables display.) Everyone will start with 2s in September and then move up through the chosen order until they reach 'The Moon'. Children will be tested each week and will move up or be re-tested. Please practise times tables as much as possible over the holidays - car journeys are the perfect time.Times Tables Rock stars is a new and exciting way to learn times tables. Your child has his/her own password.Please encourage your child to use it as much as possible
Please listen to your child read as often as you can. Just ten minutes every night can really help your child to progress in their reading. (Even fluent readers may need help with difficult words.)
When you have listened to your child, please sign and date the pages read. Reading diaries will be checked weekly by Mrs Cable and a raffle ticket will be awarded if your child has read five times or more in a week.
One of the important roles in Class 3 is to develop your child's independence. Being ready for lessons with the appropriate equipment in their own pencil case is all part of this.
Tuesday - P.E. with Mrs Sturmey
Wednesday - P.E. with Mrs Sturmey
Wednesday - Computing with Mr Barlow
Outdoor learning - Wednesday - with Mrs Sturmey
Please make sure your child has weather appropriate clothing for outdoor learning and the correct P.E. kit in school on these days - including short white socks for those girls who wear tights to school.
Please make sure your child has:
1. A book bag/ folder to protect school library books and reading diaries.
2. Sports kit
Girls- one piece swimming costume and hat
Boys- swimming trunks and hat
3. A pencil case with a selection of HB pencils for writing and drawing, a few coloured crayons, ruler, rubber, pencil sharpener etc. Please make sure that the pencil case is small enough to fit in your child's drawer in the classroom.
4.. Labelled wellies.
Please make sure that all items or clothing are clearly labelled.
If you have any further queries please feel free to contact either of us.
Mrs C Townshend (Class 3 Teacher)
Mrs A Downey (Teaching Assistant)