This half term, Class 3 will be exploring the question: ‘What makes the Earth angry?’. As part of this work we will be learning about natural disasters in geography, such as earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis. We will also be exploring environmental issues, such as ‘What impact do humans have on the planet?’ To make further developments in our geographical understanding, our science work on ‘Rocks and Soils’ will be largely linked to our topic. In our English sessions, we will be initially learning to write explanation texts. The children will have opportunities to apply the skills they learn within this unit to their topic work. After this, the children will study formal and informal letter writing through our class story, ‘Dear Greenpeace’, by Simon James.
Class 3’s weekly PE sessions will continue to be on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Homework days will remain the same, with one piece of English and Maths being given out each Friday and returned via Class Dojo where possible. The children will continue to receive weekly spelling lists each Friday and be tested on these spellings on the following Friday. Please ensure your child has their reading record and book each day and that they are regularly reading at home too (at least 3 times a week). Also, ensure your child is making regular use of TTRockstars as this will help them will many areas of their learning.
Last half term, we began trialing the use of ‘Sway’ for home learning purposes. With cases on the rise within our local community, it is vitally important that you let me/school know if you are unable to access this platform for any reason, so should school/bubbles have to close at any point, we are prepared. Also, a reminder that Class Dojo is a fast and effective way to contact school or your child’s class teacher (or for us to contact you), so please ensure that you are connected in these changeable times.
More than ever it’s important to remember: don’t hesitate to message me about any concerns or questions that you might have about your child’s learning or well-being via Class Dojo; I am more than happy to help.
And finally, thank you all for your continued support in these challenging times. It is very much appreciated!
Miss K Wright