Enquiry Term 3

Our enquiry topic this term is ‘What if we went on an adventure?’  The children will be looking at famous explorers of our time and be focusing in on specific historical explorers that have changed the course of history from their actions/discoveries.  Please ask them about their learning each week.

Maths

The children will be learning:

Term 3 (6 weeks)  
Weeks 1 -2 Measure – weight
Week 2 – 4 Fractions
Week 5 – 6 Shape

 

English

This term we will be reading the book ‘Man on the Moon’. Bob has a special job – looking after the moon. He keeps it clean and entertains passing space tourists as well as giving guided tours. He knows everything about the moon and that there is definitely no such thing as aliens! The children will be exploring this text over the term leading to them innovating their own narrative stories as well as completing a non-fiction piece of writing around the book.  The children will also be using the book to answer comprehension questions during their afternoon guided reading slots.

P.E.

Now the colder weather is upon us please ensure your child has black or blue jogging bottoms and outdoor trainers in school, as we will be outside learning tag Rugby. Do make sure trainers still fit!

PE days are Wednesday PM outdoor, Friday PM indoor. 

For safety reasons children are not allowed to wear jewellery; all earrings must be removed or covered with tape for P.E lessons unless recently pierced. Please ensure your child is able to remove and insert their own earrings. Long hair is to be tied back throughout the day. If for any reasons your child cannot participate in PE a note explaining why is required.

Homework:

This will be sent home on Fridays. Please continue to help your child to learn their spellings and Maths facts. Also please ensure you listen to your child read daily.

We will be sending out our optional “Pick n Mix” style of homework in week 2. This does not need to be handed in to be marked. There will be an opportunity to share what your child has been learning at home, during the last week of term.

Reading:

Pupils should continue spending at least 10 minutes per evening reading.  Please remember, children do not just have to focus on a school reading book; magazines, comics and home books also count, as the aim is to foster a love for reading. Reading a bed time story is a lovely way to spend quality time with your child as well.

Request for parental help:

If you have spare time and would be willing to come and listen to the children read, or help support children learn spellings, please do let us know as soon as possible. Children love to be heard to read and having a varied audience to listen to them enables them to develop confidence and enjoyment. We would be very grateful of any offers of help.

Thank you.

 

You can see from the displays in our classrooms the variety of topics we cover. As the year progresses, the displays change. By July, you will be able to see the whole range of subjects we have covered. Our Working walls help us learn – the content builds as the term progresses.

Take a look at some of our work and sometimes us in the classroom. You are always welcome to come into school and take a closer look.