Class 3 Letter Term 2 2018-2019

2nd November 2018
Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils of Class 3,
I hope you all had a lovely half term break and are ready for a busy term ahead.
Term 2 curriculum content
In English we are continuing to read ‘The Abominables’ and the children will be writing an adventure story and then some poetry.
In Maths the children will be learning the column method for addition and subtraction and then we’ll be starting on multiplication and division.
In our Science lessons the children will be learning about different types of rocks and how fossils are formed. I am also trying to organise a trip to the Beaney Museum as they have lots of good examples of these. Further information to follow.
Our topic for the second term is focused on prehistoric Britain. Amongst other things, the children will be learning about the Bronze and Iron Age.
In Computing the children will work on their programming skills using the very popular Scratch.
Finally, in RE the children will be introduced to Sikhism for the first time at St Peter’s. After the introductory, they will be learning about the core beliefs and what is important for Sikhs.
Music will continue to be taught by Miss Mills on a Wednesday and each term the children will have an art day (with Mrs Wilson) and also a DT day.
Homework and PE
Homework will be sent out every Friday and will be expected to be returned no later han the following Wednesday please. PE will be on Fridays and this term the children will be doing gymnastics.
Spelling and times tables tests
Spelling tests will continue to take place every Friday morning and the children will be tested on their times tables every Thursday morning.
Reading challenge
To encourage children to read more at home, I will be starting a reading challenge this term. A letter will be sent home soon with all the details.
If you have any questions or concerns then please feel free to get in touch by emailing me or catching me on the playground. I am also available most afternoons (except Wednesday and Thursday) until 5 p.m.
Mr James Maré
Class 3 teacher
Important dates
Thursday 15th November, 9:10 - class assembly in the church
Thursday 6th December - Panto at the Marlowe
Wednesday 19th December - End of term 2
Monday 7th January - Start of term 3