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St Matthews C of E Primary School

Half-termly Class Newsletter

 

Class: 3LT

Date: 6.11.17

PE

The children will continue their swimming lessons at Chadderton baths every Thursday morning. They will need a swimming bag with a towel and trunks (boys) or a swimming costume (girls). Please note that long hair must be tied back with a bobble and jewellery must not be worn. Thank you for your support with this.

 

PE day for 3LT will be every Thursday. We would be very grateful if jewellery is not worn on this day of the week, due to health and safety reasons.

 

Please could you ensure your child has their full PE kit in school. We recommend that they keep it in school for the full half term.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about swimming or PE, please come and speak to us, we will be happy to help!

Reading Books

Home reading books will be changed on a weekly basis either by member of staff, or sometimes the children will be given the opportunity to choose for themselves.

 

It would benefit your child immeasurably if you could read with, or to them on a daily basis.

 

Curriculum – What will children be learning this half term?

English

Non-fiction unit:

We will be reading the story ‘Storm’ written by Kevin Crossley-Holland. We will be analysing the descriptive language used, writing our own settings, punctuating direct speech and progressing towards writing our own spooky stories.

We will also be reading biographies and learning how to write our own.

Maths

 

We will be continuing with addition and subtraction, and starting multiplication and division.

 

Science

Light and Shadows

Reflections

How shadows are formed

How/why shadows change

Dangers of the sun

RE

God with us - Christmas

Nativity – appearance of God as Jesus

Preparations for the birth of Jesus

Announcement of His birth

PSHCE

Choices & Lifestyle

Physical, mental and emotional health

Choices and consequences

Balanced lifestyle

Computing

Online Safety / Spreadsheets

Password safety

Communication

Information accuracy on websites

Pie charts and graphs

Use ‘more than’, ‘less than’ and ‘equals’ tools

Describe cell locations

Geography

The Rainforest

Location – tropics

Climate

Type of vegetation/animals

Comparison between tribal life and modern, western lifestyles

Art

Drawing

Use sketches to produce a final piece of work.

Use different grades of pencil shade to show tone/texture

French

Unit 2 – Games and Songs

The Farmer’s in his Den

Numbers 11-20

Playground Games

PE

Gymnastics

Stretching / Curling

Symmetry

Travelling/Changing direction

Music

Glockenspiel

 

 

Homework

What will be given?

When will it be sent home?

When does it need to be returned to school?

Maths – MyMaths/worksheet

 

English

 

Spellings

3LT - Friday

 

3LT - Friday

 

3LT - Thursday

 

Wednesday

 

Wednesday

 

N/A. To be tested the following Thursday.

 

         

 

How can parents help?

  • Daily reading.
  • Accessing the websites listed below.
  • Providing a quiet area for homework.
  • Regular visits to the library. Giving children the opportunity to select their own books encourages a love of reading and allows them to explore their own interests.
  • Consolidating the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
  • Practising counting in 3’s.

 

 

Thank you for your support.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

 

Mrs Thompson.

 

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