We have a very short but incredibly busy half term coming up! During the first week back we have our class assembly for which the children will need to learn their lines (Thursday 28th). Due to the pressure of children learning these assembly lines, I will be holding the first round of the Speech Competition within class at the end of the second week or the beginning of the third week. Mrs. Crehan will then be coming in around the 12th/13th to choose which children will go through to the final. This third week also sees the build up to Open Day which is a fantastic opportunity for you to come in to school to see just how hard your children have been working and to take the chance to look ahead to the type of work you can be expecting for them when they move on into Year 4. In the final week we have the Speech Competition itself and we will be completing some craft and other tasks in the build up to Easter.
I look forward to seeing you all at our coffee morning preceding the class assembly on Thursday 28th February and at Open Day on Saturday 16th March.
On a sad note, Mrs. Snelling, as you know, will be leaving us. Mrs. Pandya is returning to school and is looking forward to working with us in Year 3.
This half term the children will create their own puppet plays and perform them to an audience. KS
We will be spending some time looking at the Speech Competition poems, will be looking at our assembly script and will be completing some work for Open Day. We will then be looking at some instructional texts. Our class reader will be Pippi Longstocking. DH
After preparation for our assembly and attending the final of the Speech Competition in the final week of term, there will only be time remaining for examining the features of instructional texts and writing our own instructions. DH
Mrs. Hopkins’ Group
We will be looking at the points of the compass and will be identifying angles up to 180°. We will then look at the properties of 2D shapes including different types of triangles. We will investigate negative numbers and we will continue to work on our mental maths skills. DH
Mrs Belvoir’s Group
We will be looking at how to recognise 2-digit and 3-digit multiples of 2, 5 and 10 and 3-digit multiples of 50 and 100. This will lead to learning how to multiply a 2-digit number. We will be consolidating the link between multiplication and division. Other work will include addition and subtraction to 100 and work on fractions. SB
We will conclude our work on Springs and Magnets with a mini assessment after half term before moving on to investigating ‘Plants’ in our new topic. We will investigate how plants grow, in particular focusing on how they drink and how they use their leaves. We will conduct an experiment to see how light affects how much a plant grows too. SAW
This half term we will move on to looking at the two other groups of invaders - The Anglo Saxons and Vikings - who followed on from the Romans. This will be a very brief overview but will reinforce the idea that Britain was an unsettled country at this period in time and that it was an easy target for invading groups due to its structure. We will look at where the Anglo Saxons and Vikings came from, where they invaded and what impact they had on Britain. DH
We continue this half term looking at life in St Lucia. We will investigate the types of houses, jobs and schools the people of St Lucia have, introducing weather patterns, fair trade and economy. This will be compared to life in the UK. We will also be finding out about tourism in St Lucia. AD
This half term we will be continuing our topic on Christianity and the life of Jesus. We will learn about Jesus’ miracles and read different parables. We will then study the story leading up to Jesus’ death and resurrection on Easter Sunday. AD
This half term we will be learning about family members, pets and other animals. As usual we will be consolidating prior vocabulary and providing the children with lots of discussion opportunities. TW
We will be finishing our Aboriginal artwork by decorating our didgeridoos and we will then be completing some craft activities for Easter and Mothers’ Day and some work for our class assembly. DH
This term's theme is: ‘ Good to be me’. The SEAL themed activities look at how emotions can fluctuate and how to deal with different feelings. The impact on others is also explored and how reactions can affect lots of different people. AD
PE & GAMES
In Games this half term the boys will be taking part in uni hockey activities whilst the girls will be taking part in netball activities. All pupils will need to have trainers with them for these sessions, no football boots will be needed. In PE we will be introducing Tri Golf skills to the class. Developing the ability to strike a ball and make judgements about how to send the ball over different distances. SAW