St James C of E Primary School

St James C of E Primary School

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Class 3

Welcome to Class 3
Class 3 will be taught by Mrs Digby (Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday morning) and Miss Lloyd (Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday).

Mrs Upton is our Learning Support Assistant. 
We are looking forward to a fun packed Spring Term and sharing your child's learning journey whilst encouraging them to enjoy ‘life in all its fullness’.

As mathematicians

As mathematicians we will be learning to –  explore fractions. Ordering, comparing and finding equivalent fractions.

We will be learning to tell the time.

We will also continue to learn our times tables.


Times tables will continue be a focus and will be practicing these skills in class during the week through a range of interactive learning activities. TIMES TABLES ROCK STARS is a great resource that can be logged on to at home. All children should know their log ins. Please encourage your child to login to this site regularly as it has been shown to have a big impact on their knowledge of timetables.

Spellings 

Children will learn strategies to help them improve their spelling ability.
We will have handwriting practice weekly where children will practice joining letters and continue to increase their consistency and quality of their handwriting .

As scientists

As scientists we will be learning about –

Science – Light

Children will be taught to…

  • recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light
  • notice that light is reflected from surfaces
  • recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes
  • recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object
  • find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change

 

Labelling belongings...

Please make sure that your child's belongings are labelled with their names, especially coats, cardigans and jumpers. We have trouble reuniting people with their lost property when it is not named. Thank you.  

Spring 2

 

As athletes 

Class 3 will be having PE every Thursday this half term and children should come into school dressed in their PE kit.

As athletes we will be learning –

about Gymnastics and Swimming

 P.E might take place outside so your child will need a warm tracksuit. Swimming will be taking place in a block – every day for two weeks 04.03.2-15.03.24. During these weeks, children do not need to come into school in PE kit on a Thursday. 

If possible, earrings should not be worn for PE. If this is not possible, please send micro-pore tape in with your child so that the earrings can be taped to avoid injuries. 

As reflective individuals in PSHE 

We will be exploring our ‘Healthy Me’. This unit looks at why exercise and eating healthy are important, explore feelings towards drug use, keeping ourselves safe and when we feel unsafe as well as how we keep our body safe.

 As  writers

As writers we will be learning about –

 Non- chronological report

Using headings and sub-headings, we will be writing about towns and cities within our locality.

 Instructional Writing linked to our reading text ‘Operation Gadgetman’.

 First-Person Narrative

Focusing in on description.

 As  readers

 As readers we will be learning about –

Operation Gadgetman’ by Malorie Blackman.

We will explore layout techniques that appeal to the reader and make inferences based on evidence and reasoning.

It is so important that children read regularly at home. We expect that the children will read at least five times per week and that this is recorded in their reading diaries. This will enable children to receive a reading gem certificate and progress through these throughout the year.

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As theologians

This unit will look at How do festivals and family life show what matters to Jews?  

 

 

 

  As computing experts 

In computing we will be learning about -

Branching Databases.

Learners will develop their understanding of what a branching database is and how to create one. They will use yes/no questions to gain an understanding of what attributes are and how to use them to sort groups of objects. Learners will create physical and on-screen branching databases. To conclude the unit, they will create an identification tool using a branching database, which they will test by using it. They will also consider real-world applications for branching databases.


If you have any questions or concerns please do get in contact.

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