We hope you had an enjoyable break with lots and lots
of exciting times and plenty of fun.
Now its time to get ready for some amazing learning......
with a bit of enjoyment too!
Our topic this half-term is......
We will watch the original movie in class and use it to inspire our history, science and writing. It is a lovely film and the children really enjoy it.
We will make and fly kites as a start to our science on FORCES. We will explain what forces are and what they do. We will carry out some awesome science investigations to enhance our learning and knowledge of FORCES.
In History, we will compare some of the toys that Sarah and Michael played with in the movie with toys we enjoy playing with now. We will observe toys from the past and present, we will describe them and explain how and why they are different and, in some ways, the same. We will also discuss some of the difference and similarities between the film and the time in which it is set and modern day life
In English we will write poetry to describe our kites as we fly them and we will choose a scene from the movie to adapt and write our own stories.
This year we will be reading in class as a whole class as well as reading in smaller guided groups or with individuals. We will be reading a book from India as a class after half-term.
When we read as a class I will not be able to make a note in everyone's individual log but this does not mean that we are not reading and discussing texts every day.
* Ensure you have your reading book in school every day along with your reading log!
* Bring a healthy snack for break time. In Key Stage 2, children need to bring in their own snacks!
* Make sure you have a water bottle in school as we have no water fountain upstairs. Remember to take it home for a clean every day.
* Full school uniform needs to be worn to school every day. This includes black school shoes, ties and jumpers or cardigans.
Children will be allowed to take jumpers and cardigans off if they get hot, but they are needed in school daily.
It is impossible to find owners of jumpers or cardigans without names as they are all identical so please make sure all uniform is labelled.
Swimming is on Friday morning.
Mr North takes PE outside on Thursdays. Children must have their kits in school.
PE kit is black shorts, white T-shirt and plimsolls or trainers that fit. In colder weather children may wear long tracksuit trousers and jumpers or sweatshirts. Mr North is happy for the children to wear gloves and hats when the weather is very cold.
Any child with ear-rings must either remove them before the lesson or take them out at home on that morning.
Please ensure everything is named as it makes it much easier to sort lost kit.
If you have any questions, feel free to catch me on the playground or make an appointment to see me via the school office.
Mrs T Mbonye.
Homework for this half-term.
The activities in the homework set can be completed in any order. Once a task has been completed, children can hand their book in to be marked.
Children who complete all tasks will be awarded a certificate.
Children are encouraged to design and create a front cover for their homework book that reflects their personality.
Reading is the most important activity to do at home every night and I will encourage both parents and children to make a note in their reading log once a week.
Spellings will be given out shortly and, when a child shows they have learned them, they will be awarded with a sticker from the deputy head Ms Meager. They will then get a new set to learn.
Children in Year 3 will be expected to know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables this term. We are also now giving out Maths Homework. When your child has completed the activities set, please send it back in with a signature and we will give them the next piece. They will also get a sticker from Ms Meager for each completed piece.
Any help you give your child in work at home will really help their progress.
Again, ask me if you have any questions or worries.