Welcome to Class 3
January to Half Term we cover the Polar Regions in our topic ‘Poles Apart.’
To launch our topic we turned our classroom into a winter wonderland and studied the polar creatures who lived there.
This is a geography topic and we focus on life in the Arctic and Antarctica. We discover which creatures make their home there and how they have adapted to suit these harsh habitats. Class 3 will also learn some key geography vocabulary such as hemisphere, equator, time zone and climate. Our history knowledge will also develop as we learn about the polar explorers who raced to reach the North and South Poles.
This topic work linked well to our English learning. We will create shape poems about polar creatures, non-chronological reports about the Polar Regions and look at dilemma texts before writing our own.
PE this half term will be on Thursdays . Please can children bring their kit ready in a named drawstring bag. The PE kit will be sent home on Friday.
Every Monday, children will be tested on any 6 of the 14 given spellings we have been learning during the week. The new spellings will also be sent home to practise on a Monday.
Children will have the new spellings in their blue spelling book. You can see their tests and their marks at the back of their spelling books.
In order to support the children’s reading, we ask children to read at least three times a week and record this in their planner. Three signatures in the children’s planner, earns them a gotcha and the chance to choose a book in the weekly draw.
During their Thursday maths lessons, children do a ‘Big Maths Beat That Learn Its’ and 'CLIC' tests. This has been set as a homework task on a Friday for children to complete and practise in order to beat their previous score in the following week’s test.
Children will be let know if they have improved from their previous score through the Marvelous Me App.