Welcome to Class 3E!
This term’s topic for Year 3/4/5 will be ‘Plantastic’. This will cover:
· Growing plants
· Chocolate – link to plants and the Aztecs.
This will mainly have a science focus looking at the conditions that plants need to grow well and the functions of the different parts of a plant. Also the reasons we need plants and their purposes.
The history focus will look at the daily lives of the Aztecs and how they contributed to making chocolate popular.
The Design and Technology focus will be making chocolate products and designing and making packaging for the chocolate products.
In RE our theme this term is Beautiful World, Wonderful God. This will focus on things we consider are beautiful in our environment and around the world. We will look at the Country Code and how we can respect and protect the world.
Regular activities you could do with your child are:
· Adding and subtracting 10/100 from numbers
· Times tables
· Names of shapes
· Telling the time (analogue and digital)
· Money (giving change)
· Listen to your child read and share books with them on a regular basis (including books from the local library)
Year 3/4/5 PE/Games:
Class 4/5G – Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon.
Class 3E – Monday and Wednesday afternoon.
Class 3/4P – Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon.
The children will need a pair of shorts a t-shirt and plimsolls/trainers for PE.
If the children wear earrings to school they will need to either remove them or have tape provided to cover them up.
Please find below some useful websites that can be used at home to support children’s learning.
Class 3E Home Learning Project
For your home learning for this term you are going to be given a seed, some soil and a pot. You are going to grow and look after the plant that grows from the seed. You will need to keep a plant diary and draw what the plant looks like and write a brief description of the plant. You will need to do this once a week.
You might also investigate different ways to make your plant grow well and quicker.
The expectation is that every child in Class 3E will hand in a completed project. The project can be hand written or computer produced. If produced as a power point or a word document it can be brought to school on a memory stick or emailed to school. Marks will be given for presentation, the quality of the information and originality
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to Mr Edge – Class Teacher.
Projects to be handed in the week starting Monday 8th July 2013 please.
Class 3E in Action!
In Numeracy we have been improving our counting skills by grouping objects in fives and tens. This has made it easier to count large groups of things. Here are some pictures of us hard at work!
Literacy - Hot Seating
In Literacy we have been doing some drama work and using a technique called 'hot seating'. This is when one person takes on the role of a character, sits in a chair and the other children ask the character questions. In the photos the children in the chairs are pretending to be Woody from Toy Story and they are answering questions about what it was like to be in Sid's bedroom!
Numeracy - Magic Squares!
We have been focusing on adding 3 and 4 small numbers in Numeracy. As part of this we have been working on Magic Squares. These are 3 x 3 grids and when each row, column and diagonal is added they make the same number. We were given the challenge of putting the numbers 1-9 in a magic square so that each row, column and diagonal totalled 15. It was very challneging but we all solved it! Here are some photos of us at work. Can you find the answer?
Yew Tree Class Visit to RAF Coningsby
On Wednesday 10th of October Yew Tree class visited the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby to find out about the history of RAF Coningsby. We had a talk from Mr Maltby who told us about Coningsby before and after the RAF base was built and about the aeroplanes that were first stationed there. Then we had a tour of the hangar where we saw a Hurricane, lots of Spitfires, the Lancaster, a Dakota and a Chipmunk. We had a great time and we all recieved a notepad as a souvenir.
Children In Need 2012!
Literacy - Writing Instructions
In Literacy we have been learning how to write instructions. We have looked at the features of instructions such as using imperative (bossy) verbs and time connectives. We made some jam sandwiches and then wrote the instructions for how to make them.