Spring Term in 3BP
Welcome to 3BP's class page!
Firstly, we hope you all had a great Christmas break. Just a reminder that Mrs Powell will be teaching the class on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays and Mrs Benjamin will be teaching the class on alternate Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Miss Smith is our TA.
We have many exciting activities planned for this term and have outlined what we are doing this term.
English- We will be focusing on narrative and report writing, taking lots of inspiration from the book Aquila.
Maths- We will continue to focus primarily on number. We will be encouraging children to learn their times tables so please practice these at home to. There are lots of fun interactive online games that the children can use to practice.
Topic-Our focus this term will be The Romans. Amongst other things, we will be learning about where Rome is, volcanoes and what the Romans did for fun. In Creative Art, we will be model making, creating collages and using clay.
Outdoor PE will be on a Tuesday. Children should have their P.E kit in school all week as we often have opportunities throughout the year to take part in physical activities. This should be a white or blue polo shirt or T-shirt, a pair of black or navy shorts and pumps. They do get an outside session of P.E once a week and can bring trainers and jogging bottoms. This would be especially useful in the colder weather. All PE kit must be named so that any ‘stray’ clothing can be easily identified.
We are lucky enough to have dance lessons on a Friday. These are run by a professional dance teacher, luckily!
Reading continues to be a very high priority in Year 3 and we would urge you to hear your child read as often as possible. As well as encouraging your child to become a fluent and expressive reader, talking about what they have read and asking your child questions about their books will also help them to understand. We will continue to hear your child read in school regularly.
Your child will receive homework and some spellings and times tables each week to learn. Spellings will be sent home on a Thursday and your child will be tested on the following Thursday- we will also be working through the week on these spellings. If your child is absent on the day new spellings are given, please remind them that they need to collect a copy on their return. A few minutes a night spent on these really helps children maintain information for longer.
We also have an exciting trip in March-watch this space!
We hope that your child continues to enjoy their experience in Year 3. Please feel welcome to discuss your child or any concerns or queries you may have throughout the year.
Mrs Powell Mrs Benjamin