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Dear Parents/Carers of Class 3,

Welcome back after a lovely Easter break.

This term in Science the children will be learning about Life Cycles and the classification of animals into herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. In Geography we will be locating the different seas and Continents using maps and atlases. In RE we will be learning about Judaism and sharing the different stories that Jewish children would listen to. In Literacy we are learning about travel and looking at non- fiction books. We will be writing some fact-files and information about different animals (linked to Science). We will be writing a recount of our trips. We will be sharing and retelling at stories from an unfamiliar setting. The role play has been set up as a travel agent and we have even made our own aeroplane to jet off to different destinations! In Maths will be learning about missing number calculations and partitioning numbers. We will cover addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and units of measure including time, money and shape. In ICT we will be learning to use the Beebots. In PSHE we will be learning about who to talk to when things upset us and showing compassion to others. On a Friday afternoon Mrs Heard will be initially teaching Music and Art and then the children will have Forest School until half term.

Y2 will be working on story, non-chronological reports, recounts, instructions and poetry. Spelling tests will start again and will be on Fridays so please ensure books are brought in and spellings are practised at home.

In Mathematics Y2 will be continuing with times tables learning with tests on Wednesdays. Mrs Ryan is focusing on measures (including time), geometry and position and direction and statistics. Miss Nesham will focus on developing confident use of all four operations and understanding the number system.

YR and Y1 will be visiting a farm and Y2 will be going on a trip to Bodmin Recycling Centre after half term with Miss Nesham and then doing a beach clean with Mrs Ryan.

Next half term we will be learning about plants in Science and in History we will be learning about Reverend Hawker leading up to the Patronal Festival. We will continue to learn about Judaism looking at family life and the different festivals. In Literacy we will be writing some fact-files and information about different mini-beasts (linked to Science) and about plants. We will look at different books by the same author focusing on Eric Carle (Science link) and Steve Smallman, again looking at stories from an unfamiliar setting. We will be learning about poetry linked to a theme. Our role play will be set up as a garden centre and will be planting some flowers to go in our outside area. In Maths we will cover addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and units of measure including time, money and shape. In ICT we will be recording sounds and producing Powerpoints. In PSHE we will be about relationships and life cycles (birth of baby animals and loss of a pet). On Friday afternoons Mrs Heard will be teaching music and in DT learning about different textiles.

Please continue to read every night as little and often is important. We are looking forward to enjoying a fun packed, busy term!

From all staff in Class 3.