Welcome back Year 3!
Over the Spring term we have lots of fun activities planned within our topic of Tudors.
Within English we shall be using the book Oliver and the Seawigs by Phillip Reeve to learn many different skills.The children will be learning to write a setting description, a diary, an instruction booklet, a chant, a newspaper article and a debate. The children will have their learning reinforced by encouraging use of various punctuation marks. They will also be expected to know various grammatical terminology and how to use them in their work. Using Oliver and the Seawigs, they will develop positive attitudes to reading and understanding of what they have read through comprehensive guided reading sessions in class.
Within this term in Maths we shall focus on multiplication and division, using the column method, money and fractions. We will have a large hands on approach to settle the children back in and to cement their previous learning.
How can you help at home?
Reading about the Tudors will help the children gain more confidence with the tricky words.
Please spend time reading with your child. They will be bringing home their school reading book but don’t feel that it is the only book you can read with them. If you prefer, choose a book from home or a library book and record that in your child's reading record. New reading books will be issued when the teachers feel the child is ready.
Practice weekly spellings: I will upload the weekly spellings on here and the children will also be given a paper copy. There are many different ways to learn spellings and I have uploaded these on the document below.