We are Golden and we SPARKLE
Fantastic Firs Class Page 2022 - 2023!
Welcome to our class page! I am so excited to be sharing our learning journey with you on this page this year. In Fantastic Firs, we are GOLDEN and we SPARKLE and have lots of fun.
On this page you will find information about the learning taking place each half term. You will also find information about homework, timetables practice and letters.
If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to contact me on our class email. I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.
Home School Diaries
In year 3, we carry on with the Red Ted reading award scheme. Every 10 weeks your child can fill a bear and receive a reward for it if the have read 3 or more times every week.
The 3 (or more) reads need to be recorded in your child's home school diary and signed by the adult they have read to.
Diaries will be checked every Friday for 3 or more reads. Please ensure your child brings their diary in so they can have their star added to their Red Ted.
Diaries are also expected to be in school every day as I may use them to communicate a message with parents/carers.
We are mathematicians
In maths this half term we will be starting a new topic of learning all about fractions. We will be learning about what makes a fraction, about finding fractions of amounts, unit and non-unit fractions and equivalent fractions. We will also be continuing to practice previously learned concepts in our maths blast sessions.
We are writers
Our English lessons this half term will be inspired by the book ‘Aru Shah and the end of time' by Roshani Chokshi.
Lots of our writing lessons will be recapping the techniques we have already learnt this year, such as: description, subordinating conjunctions and sentence openers.
We are athletes
This half term, we will be learning about rounders in our PE lessons. These lessons will be outside on the field so make sure you have appropriate kit.
We are scientists
Our science unit for the half term is about nutrition and we will be learning all about foods and diets. The big question we will be investigating is 'What is a healthy diet and why is it important?' We will be doing some experiments and lots of research to support our learning in this topic.
We are historians
In history we will be completing a local history study all about Nottingham Castle.
We are geographers
In geography we will be building our place knowledge of the local area. We will complete some fieldwork to find out about local human and physical features and be recording our findings.
Fantastic Firs 2021 - 2022
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In Year 3, we carry on with the Red Ted Scheme. Every 10 weeks your child can fill up a bear and win a toy and other accessories for it if they have read 3 or more times every week.
The 3 (or more) reads need to be recorded in your child's home school diary and signed by an adult whom they have read to.
Diaries will be checked every Friday for 3 or more reads, please ensure your child brings it in so they can have their star added to their Red Ted!
Diaries are also expected to be in school every day. This year, we have adapted them so that they include many helpful learning tools such as; maths vocabulary lists, spelling lists, space for book band checks and key maths facts. Please make use of these resources at home as well! I may also use diaries to write notes in if I need to explain something to parents/carers, so please encourage your child to bring them home and back every day!
This half term in English we will be learning how to write a disaster story, an explanation text and a poem! These will be based on our class book which is Escaping the Giant Wave.
Lots of our writing lessons will be recapping and consolidating writing techniques we have already learnt such as: similes, choosing powerful vocabulary, layout of a text and adding ing, er and ed spelling rules.
In maths this half term we will be starting a continuing our topic of learning: fractions! We are learning how to place them on a number line, ordering and comparing unit and non-unit fractions, adding and subtracting fractions and finding equivalent ones.
Please keep practising your TT Rock Stars and Tackling Tables
Our topic this half term is Extreme Earth! We are having a geography focus, learning all about how volcanoes are formed and earthquakes are made.
In science, we are learning about plants, the function of their parts and the pollination process.
PE this half term is swimming every Tuesday afternoon and Striking and Fielding on Wednesday afternoon - please do not forget your kits!