READING GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND VOLUNTEER READERS
Please click on the link below to take you to the Parents Curriculum Support page where you will find the Reading Guide for Parents and Volunteer Readers. This guide will provide you with helpful information and tips when reading with your child / children.
Welcome to Saturn Class!
The adults that work in this class are Miss Ward and Miss Torode
Our new learning experience is Beneath the Blue!
Through this experience the children will have the opportunity to develop their scientific knowledge of marine life including food chains, coral reefs and fossils. They will have time to fully understand speech punctuation and begin to explore the present perfect verb tense; a feature of Year 3 English. Building on the poetry they enjoyed last term, the children will progress their skills to write poems using figurative language, so they begin to understand the power of poetry.
Building upon their times table knowledge from last term, the children will persevere with the formal methods for multiplication (short) and division (bus stop method). They will also be looking at money problems and statistics as the term develops.
Our P.E sessions will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday this term. Please ensure that PE kit is in school throughout the week as there may be other opportunities where kit is required.
Your children will have weekly spellings which will be taught to them during daily spelling lessons but to further their learning, practicing at home will ensure the rules and patterns are secure. They will be tested at the end of the week and their book will be sent home so you can see how well they have progressed and any misconceptions that have arisen.
In addition to spellings, weekly maths homework, which consolidates learning completed in class, will be set. This will be handed out on Friday to be handed in by Wednesday. If there are any concerns regarding the task, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our class.
Take home task:
This term, the children will be asked to complete a piece of artwork using plastic items to demonstrate the impact pollution has on our planet.
The due date is Friday 7th February
Research suggests that the more reading and exposer to words and language a child receives, the higher the attainment and progress will be. It is suggested that a child reads 5 times a week for 20 minutes, however, any reading that can be done will improve your child’s vocabulary. They can read a variety of texts and books including ones from the school library and we kindly request that you record any reading into your child’s Home learning/reading record so we can celebrate and reward their effort. Any queries, again, please contact a member of our team.
Anything that you can do with your child, even if it is asking them what they did at school today, will enable them to secure their learning and share their experiences with you.