Welcome to Elm Class - Year 3
Teacher: Mr Paton
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hayes
Violins: Tuesday - Linked to Topic - Stone Age - Iron Age
Dance: Monday - Miss Wendy
PE: Wednesday - Cricket, Outdoor Adventure / Athletics (am) / Swimming (pm)
Homework: Set on Friday - To return on Tuesday
Spellings: Sent home on a Monday every two weeks -To be tested on Thursday of the second week.
Spring Term -
Our topic this term will be Spectacular Spain!
As historians we will be studying through our topic on Spain:
- Pupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study.
- They should note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms.
- They should regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.
- They should construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.
- They should understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
Activities will include:
- Learning about modern Spain and the differences from England.
- Speaking and Listening (British values)
- Learn about Spanish history and how to place events onto a timeline.
- Research the history of bull fighting and how it is currently viewed in 21st century Spain.
- View and describe what Madrid looks like and compare its differences from London.
- Investigate a Spanish school and the differences from English schools.
- Compare Spanish tourism to British tourism and why do people visit either country.
- Research Spanish food and make instructions to make our own.
- Design a poster advertising different Spanish festivals.
- Have a look at holidays, when did people first start travelling abroad and what methods of transport did they use.
- Look at the history behind different festivals in Spain.
- Look at the life of Picasso
As geographers we will be studying through our topic on Spain:
Human & Physical Geography
Geographical Skills & Fieldwork
Activities will include:
- Use atlases and maps to find Spain and mark it on a map.
- To be able to investigate a region of Spain and describe what it is like.
- Look at the characteristics of Spain.
- Look at the weather in Spain throughout the year.
- To look at everyday life in Spain
- Geographical difference.
- Understanding/contrast between Spain and England.
Spring Term 1
- English - Classic Tales - Dick Whittington - Alice in Wonderland / Flotsam By David Weisner
- Science - Spring 1 - Plants - Working Scientifically
- Computing - Spring 1 - E-Safety - Chatting with care
- PSHE - Going for Goals
Reading is a key skill. Without this, children are unable to access much of the world around them. It is important that they read regularly in school and at home. We recommend a minimum of 10 minutes a day. At times they will prefer to read a book from home rather than from school. That’s fine as long as they are reading and responding to a range of texts. We also ask that you sign their reading record and should you want to comment on their progress, please do.
Helping children to see that Mathematics is part of everyday life can help them see that it is relevant and can be fun!
As part of their weekly homework, the children must work on their multiplication facts (times tables). All pupils will be quizzed each week. When working with your child, please remember that each fact must be learnt – it is not enough to recite the tables in order. Help your child by quizzing them regularly in different orders. When learning their multiples of five, you could ask them: 4x5, 9x5, 2x5, 6x5…as this is how they will be quizzed in class.
Woodlands Junior School: www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/
Phonics Play: http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
My Maths: http://www.mymaths.co.uk/
Top Marks: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/
Nrich Maths: http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage
BBC Bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/
Spelling Bug: http://www.bugclub.co.uk/