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Year 3

Class Three Newsletter

Our English topics this term will focus on persuasive writing, writing a fact file and narratives. As part of our Geography focus on neighbouring countries, in particular France, we will be combining these subjects to create a brochure about France and writing facts files about French schools whilst comparing them to our school. We will use narratives set in France and write stories based on these.

Topics covered in Mathematics will include consolidation of place value, addition and subtraction, using inverse to find missing numbers. During all of our Maths topics the children will have the opportunity to apply the skills they have learned to a range of problem solving activities. We will be continuing our times tables tests on a Friday whilst continuing to complete our daily fast maths challenge.

During our Science topic magnets and forces, we will be continuing to look at pulling and pushing forces and comparing how things move on different surfaces. Children will investigate magnets and how they attract some materials and not others and they will also compare and group everyday materials based on them being attracted to a magnet. Children will learn how magnets have North and South poles and that only the opposite poles attract and the same poles repel.

We will be revisiting our knowledge about the Eatwell plate and using this to design a healthy breakfast whilst considering where all the ingredients for our healthy breakfast originally comes from. This unit will link to eating vegetables to stay healthy.

In computing, we will create a brochure about France, inserting and retrieving pictures. We will use google maps to locate France. We will be looking at how sometimes things on the internet that we read may not be true and how we can spot this.

During PSHE, children will begin learning about growing up and changing and will have opportunities to discuss how this could affect them. We will also be discussing where babies come from and why we should be proud to be ourselves.

Physical Education will take place on Thursdays and Fridays. This term children will continue to take part in the 560 project where they are learning about the green cross code, healthy eating, the Eatwell plate and the importance of water to maintain hydration and the importance of physical exercise.

Weekly Home Learning – The children will continue to receive Mathematics and English based home learning which will build upon the work they have completed throughout the week. Home learning will normally be given out on a Wednesday and should be returned to school by the following Monday.

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