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Class Three

Mrs Crooks and Mrs Stevenson
welcome you to Class 3


Mrs Crooks will work on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Mrs Stevenson will work on Thursdays and Fridays.

Mrs Crooks and Mrs Stevenson will work alternate Wednesdays.

 

Mrs Kellie and Mrs Hunt will be on hand to support our learning throughout the week.

 

Our Author of the Year is Roald Dahl

 

 

Our Artist of the Year is Kandinsky

 

 

Homework in Class 3 is as follows:

Monday – New spellings sent home
Wednesday – Homework due in
Thursday – New homework sent home
Friday – Spellings due in – Spellings test

 

This half-term our theme is:
Scrumdiddlyumptious!

 

Tuck in and enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalizing treats!


Subjects covered during the topic include:

 

Maths - Number and place value, problem solving, reasoning.  Mental addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Shape. Decimals, percentages and fractions.

 

English - This term we will be reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Poems, non-chronological reports, fantasy/imaginary world stories.

 

Science - Nutrition

 

D&T  Cooking and nutrition

 

Geography - Food miles and fair trade

 

Music - Recorders

 

PE - Athletics/Tennis
 

PE is on a Monday and a Thursday


Some activities you could do at home are:

 

  • Write a shopping list for your family’s weekly menu and calculate how much it will cost. Don’t forget to look for Fair Trade options.
  • Keep a food diary to record the different types of food you eat over the weekend. Report back, in your opinion, has your family got a balanced diet?
  • Make an alphabetic list of foods from A to Z. Is it possible?
  • Make an information booklet about a festival that involves eating a special type of food. There are lots to choose from!
  • Make a dish from a recipe book and take photographs to share back at school. Remember to wash your hands before getting going!Write an imaginative story which starts…‘You’re not going to eat me are you?’ said the…
  • Make a fabric dye from a strongly coloured fruit or vegetable. Try beetroot, carrots, tea, spinach or strawberries. Try dip-dying an old white T-shirt or handkerchief into your coloured dye… What happens?
  • Design and make an exciting sandwich. Bring it in to school for everyone to taste!
  • Plan yourself a weekly exercise regime and encourage a parent or carer to do it with you!

 

 

This half-term our theme is:
Playlists

 

Take out your ear plugs as you journey through the valley of sound and find out about instruments, the sounds they make and how they are produced.
Subjects covered during the topic include:

 

Maths - Number and place value, problem solving, reasoning.  Mental addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Fractions of amounts. Telling the time. Written addition and subtraction

 

English - Poems, Stories from the same author, Persuasion

 

Science - Sound, hearing and sound-proofing

 

D&T  Making instruments

 

Art & Design - Music-inspired Art

 

Computing - Digital recordings

 

Geography - Location of Countries

 

Music - Music of the 20th Century

 

PE - Defend and Attack Games
 

PE is on a Monday and a Thursday


Some activities you could do at home are:

 

  • Talk to parents and grandparents about music and dance trends that were popular when they were young.
  • Learn a song by heart or play a piece of music on an instrument. Practise and see if you can do it without making any mistakes!
  • Think up a funny name for a new band! Design a logo for the band.
  • Write a fan letter to a musical hero explaining what you like about their music.
  • Write song lyrics for a new song for your favourite band.
  • Watch a beat box choir or performer online. How do they do that?
  • Hear a choir sing or watch a performance online. Can you hear the low and high voices? Find out what the different singing parts in a choir are called.
  • Have a sponsored silence! For how long do your grown-ups think you can keep quiet?
  • Make a musical dictionary. Check out the meaning of beat, dynamics, harmony, rhythm, round, chord, major key, minor key, crotchet, quaver, semibreve, sharp and flat.

 
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites! 

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