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Welcome to Class 3T! 

 

We are the Beijing class! 

 

STAFF:- Mrs Tierney, Mrs Douglas, Mr Beresford and Mr Norton.

 

Autumn 2019

 

This half term our topic is SETTLERS.  We will be looking at where and why people settle, with a focus on the local area and Levenshulme. 

 

Curriculum Focus

 

Religion

This term we will be looking at the Domestic Church and Families and the Sacrament of Baptism.

 

English

 

In English we will be developing our reading, writing, spellings and grammar skills through a range of fiction and non-fiction writing opportunities - the focus will be on Fairy Tale Stories and Play Scripts and after the half term we will be looking at Stone Age information texts.  Key speaking and listening skills will be extended through role plays and drama. 

 

Guided Reading sessions and reading across the curriculum will enable children to develop a love of reading.  Please help your child by listening to them read for 10-20mins every night!  Reading Records should be signed regularly and they will be collected every Thursday for a member of staff to sign.  Children should change their reading books regularly throughout the week, whenever they need to.

 

Maths

 

In Maths we will consolidate children's understanding of  Place Value and then use this knowledge to solve addition and subtraction problems. Children will be challenged to apply the skills learnt to gain a deeper understanding of the application of mathematical concepts in the real world.  

 

Keep learning your times tables - You should know your 2s, 5s and 10s from Year 2!

                                                       - Year 3 will focus on 3s, 4s and 8s.

 

 

Science

 

In Science we will be learning about Forces and Magnets.  We will use our maths skills to create graphs and measures distances. 

 

Topic

 

In Topic we will be looking at settlers and settlements, with a focus on researching the history of Levenshulme and looking at maps of the town.  We will carry out a field trip to look at the different types of shops and use this data to create our own town maps and pictograms.

 

 

KEY DATES AND INFORMATION

 

 

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME 2020

 

Meetings                                                 Masses          

TBA

 

PE

- Thursday am - Outdoor PE - children require their outdoor PE kit - white t-shirt & blue shorts & Trainers.  As the weather gets colder, the children should wrap up warm, wearing long pants and jumpers.

 

- Wednesday 10.45am Swimming - children walk to Arcadia Swimming Baths and need to bring a water proof jacket along with their swimming kit.
 
             Swimming Kit - GIRLS - one piece swimming costumes (no bikinis).
                                                - Girls must wear a swimming hat if their hair covers their eyes or airways.
 
                                       BOYS - a pair of traditional swimming trunks (no bermudas or long shorts are allowed).
                                                  - Boys must wear a swimming hat if their hair covers their eyes or airways.
 
                                       All children require a towel.
                                       Goggles are not permitted unless it is for medical reasons and a letter from a doctor or   
                                       an optician stating this will be required.


HOMEWORK
Children receive 3 pieces of homework each week.
 
MONDAY - Weekly spellings to learn which are tested on the Friday.
 
WEDNESDAY - Handwriting / Maths / English homework to be handed in on Monday.
 
FRIDAY - Learning Logs - An ideas sheet will be handed out at the beginning of each half term.  Learning Logs to be brought in school on a Friday and to be shared with the class.
 
In addition to this children take home reading books and should read these regularly at home.  Parents should sign reading records regularly and reading records.
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
 
Mrs Tierney

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