Welcome Back. The adults that work in this class are Mrs Deane and Mrs Maskell.
Our learning experience this term is called Beneath the Blue!
Hook: On Wednesday 10th January, the children will visit Weymouth Sea life Centre to see for themselves life beneath the blue. They will take part in a hands-on activity to fully appreciate the diversity of marine living creatures.
Take home task:
Children will need to produce an informative, attractive poster or presentation about a species of marine life that they have chosen themselves.
The due date is Monday 5th February
To begin this learning experience, the children will start to explore an adventure story that begins with an ordinary visit to a library and takes the main character to coral cities beneath the sea! A visit to the Weymouth Sealife Centre will be the perfect platform to explore the science of the marine world, and support the learning of how living things are classified both in the local environment and as marine creatures in the wider one.
English this week will focus on how to use the senses to develop description that keeps a reader interested in the story. The children will secure their understanding of characters and their personalities, leading into the possible problems faced in an adventure story. Computing will teach the children how to put programming commands into a sequence that produces a specific outcome which will be further developed over the term. During science, they will learn about food chains within the marine environment, considering microscopic plankton, up to the largest predators in the sea.
How to include small elements of dialogue in a story will lead the English this week, as the children begin to develop their own innovations to the adventure stories. Science will move towards the environment and how change can affect it, especially conditions around a coral reef and the impact of both natural and manmade phenomena.
The children will focus writing their adventure stories, drawing on all their scientific knowledge as well as being encouraged to try out new grammatical learning. Through Science, they will explore different kinds of rocks with some investigations into the properties of different rock types, formation and structure. Using a hands-on approach to learning, they will also make a fossil for themselves as they discover how living things can be trapped within rock.
Having drafted their own adventure story, the children will publish the best sections of their work this week. After completing their work on rocks, they will look at how soils are formed and investigate the soil cycle, drawing on learning from Let’s Grow to support their understanding.
Our PE days this year will be Tuesdays and Fridays.
Maths homework will be given on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. Times tables should be practiced at home up to 12 x 12 - particularly x2, x5, x10, x3, x4, x8
Reading is expected to be done daily and spelling practice is appreciated from the tricky words in the Read Write Inc log books, if applicable.
If you have any queries please ask a member of year 3 team.