This term in Lagoon Class...
Our brand new class topic is called ‘Nature, Nature, All Around Us’. This term, we will be going back in time for an exciting stunning start, where we will go back to the Victorian times to experience what life was like for botanist Anna Atkins. This half term, we will learn more about her connection to nature in our core text, ‘Bluest of Blues.’
In English we will be focussing on a range of writing outcomes: Identifying fact and opinion
· Writing statements using facts and opinion
· writing an argument for a debate about women’s rights in the Victorian era
· using direct speech accurately
· writing a non-chronological report about ladybirds
· writing scientific instructions
Key vocabulary: Science, Botanist (someone who studies plants), botany, leaves, petals, prints, ladybird, insect, inventor, cyanotype, Illustrations, Flower press and photography
In mathematics lessons, we are focusing on multiplication facts for the 3 and 4 multiplication tables and using the written formal method to multiply 2 digit numbers. Kindly see the attached curriculum map to see an overview of this term’s exciting learning!
Just to kindly remind you that PE will be on Fridays, so please continue to send your children to school in their PE kits on this day. If there are any changes to this, a school text reminder will be sent with sufficient notice.
Home-learning will given out on Thursdays, on a weekly basis and will alternate between maths learning and literacy. Please aim to submit the completed learning by paper copy, on Teams (under the assignments tab) or by email. I would ask that all children continue to read at least three times a week for 20 minutes or listen to an audio book to build their reading stamina and encourage reading for pleasure. Children have been asked to record a summary of what they have read in yellow reading journals.
Finally, if you do have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me and I will come back to you. You can of course continue to catch me at the gate in the mornings or after school. If I am not at the gate for any reason, you can always pass a message through the Year 3 team: Mrs B, Ms Luxford or Ms Parkin.
Ms Nimoh - Year 3 Teacher
YEAR 3 DOCUMENTS