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Welcome to 3MW Class

 

 

 

 

Class: 3LB & 3MW

Date: 11.1.19

PE – Swimming

This year, Year 3 children will swim for half of the year, rather than the full year, but for longer lessons (1 hour instead of half an hour). 3LB will finish swimming as of February half term and 3MW will begin from after February half term until the end of the year.

Children 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. Children with long hair also require a swimming hat. Please practise using this with your child. Goggles are not allowed. Thank you for your support with this.

 

PE - Lessons

3LB will continue with swuimming until half term and then have their PE lesson on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons after February half term.

3MW will be having their PE lessons on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday afternoons. When they begin swimming, it will just be Wednesday afternoons plus swimming on a Tueday.

We would be very grateful if jewellery is not worn on PE days due to health and safety reasons.

 

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

 

All children in school will also be completing daily physical activity in the form of the Daily Mile. This follows ths successful trial undertaken during last academic year.

 

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 a member of staff or by the child themselves.

Please encourage your child to let us know when they have finished their book so they can change it before our library day if needs be.

 

It would benefit your child immeasurably if you could read with or to them on a daily basis. Please ask for any support with questioning.

 

Curriculum – What will children be learning this half term?

English

Fiction - Dragon Slayer

Fiction - Myths and legends

Grammar – verbs/verb tense; homophones / homonyms; adjectives; prepositions; word families

Maths

Multiplication and Division

Missing number problems involving multiplication and division Add/subtract amounts of money to give change Interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables

Science

Forces and Magnets

Magnetic force Poles – attract/repel Magnetic materials Compare/group materials

RE

Jesus – The Man who Changed Lives - Zacchaeus The Calling of Levi Mother Theresa How Jesus changed lives – healing minds and spirits

PSHCE

Privacy / Raising Concerns

Acceptable / unacceptable physical contact Personal boundaries Secrets / When it is right to break a confidence Recognise peoples’ feelings See, respect, constructively challenge different points of view

Computing

Coding Design

Write a program to achieve a specific goal Simulate a physical system Use repetition commands Introduce ‘if’ statements Debug a program Introduce variables

History

Invaders and Settlers – The Romans

Roman occupation of Britain Why the Romans were successful invaders Celtic Britain Boudicca Roman legacy on life today

Music

Glockenspiel

Theory of music/language. Note names. Notes. History of pieces/genres. Compose/play and perform (small groups) History of the Glockenspiel.

French

Numbers 7-10, Phrase of celebration, Responding to instructions.

PE

3LB – Swimming & Athletics 3MW – Dance & Athletics

 

Homework

What will be given?

When will it be sent home?

When does it need to be returned to school?

Maths – Worksheet

 

English – Worksheet

 

Spellings – 10 per week

Friday

 

Friday

 

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

Wednesday

 

Will be tested the following Tuesday.

       

 

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.
  • Practising counting in 3’s, 4’s and 8’s and learning these times tables and related division facts.
  • Counting money, paying for items in shops, working out change, making the same amount with different coins.
  • Practising telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes. This will be particularly important later in the year when we work on time.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your support.

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

 

Mrs Boulakhras, Miss Harrison & Mr Worrall.

 

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