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Welcome to Class 3

Everyone has settled in to Class 3 really well! We are going to be having a busy exciting term and are really looking forward to it.


Termly Class letter.

                                                                                        September 2017

Dear Parents/Carers of Year R, Year 1 and Year 2,

The new Reception children have all settled in beautifully and it’s great to have the new Year 1s and 2s back too!

This term in Science the children will be learning about the human body and also food chain. For History we will be learning about Toys from the past and present and also changes within a child ‘living memory’. Harvest festival will be a big part of our music and RE. We will also learn about the Good Samaritan and Mother Theresa. On a Friday afternoon Mrs Heard will be teaching music and art this term, after Christmas the children will have Forest School on a Friday. For literacy we are learning the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and the classroom has been set up as the dwarves’ house. In maths the children will be learning to order and recognise numbers to 20 and then 100 (Year 1 to 100).

Next half term we will be learning about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and how they helped people. We will be learning about being healthy in Science. For RE we will learn Christmas stories and sing Christmas songs as well as practising for the school performance! ICT will be taught to all year groups and Reception will learn mouse skills and how to log on and off. Years 1 and 2 will learn to cut and paste and save their work. Children also produce work on the computers related to the topic.

Children in Reception and Year 1 are not set homework. They are expected to read every night – little and often is the key. We understand that this is not always possible and it is important to remember that as your children’s books become longer they are not expected to finish the whole book in one night! Year 2 also need to read to someone at least 3 x a week and will soon be set spellings to learn.

Year 2 in the mornings

Literacy will begin with work on traditional stories and we will be writing our own versions. We will be reading and writing poems and information texts related to different curriculum areas. Immediately after half term we are having a very special two days learning about Falconry with an expert bringing real birds to us. This will lead to lots of writing developing non-fiction, story writing and poetry.

In Maths we will cover the number system, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, units of measure including time and money and shape each half term.

We have a busy term and one that we are all very excited about.

From all staff in Class 3