Term 2

 
Our Learning
 
The topic for Term Two is Natural Disasters. We will be learning about a range of different natural disasters, how they occur, where they occur and the impact that they have on people's lives. Whilst exploring each natural disaster, the children will develop their geographical knowledge through a variety of fun and interactive activities. 
 
 
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The theme of Natural Disasters will continue through Literacy, where we will write up our own newspaper reports and produce a piece of persuasive writing to persuade people to give aid to countries in need. If our writing is anything like it was in Term One, it will be fantastic! 
 
This term in Maths, children will continue to focus on strengthening a range of mathematical concepts. This will involve Addition and Subtraction and Multiplication and Division. A secure knowledge of time tables will help the children hugely so please keep practicing! 
 
PE this term will take place on a Monday and a Friday. Please make sure that children have their kits in school so that they are able to take part! 
 
As the lead up to Christmas begins, children will be involved in a range of different activities. This will involve a trip to see Beauty and The Beast at the pantomime. We can't wait! 
 
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Reading

In Year 3 there is an expectation that children are reading 5 times a week. In order to keep track of this, reading records will be looked at every day in school. Therefore, please ensure that reading records are signed and brought into school on a daily basis. This is important as we have a reading reward system where children are recognised for their efforts in reading at home and we would love for every child in the class to be able to reap the rewards. Although children are reminded to take their reading records home, they are responsible for making sure that this happens. 
 
Children are heard to read during Guided Reading sessions with Miss Boulter and Mrs Clapperton. On top of this, we try to listen to children individually read as often as possible and as appropriate to each child's needs.

 

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 Homework

 
As you may be aware, children now have homework books instead of homework folders. This is to encourage children to take pride in their work and give them the opportunity to show off the fantastic work they have produced so far.
 
As with term one, children will have homework on a weekly basis. Please ensure that your child completes their homework in order to consolidate and support their learning. Children will also have spellings and times tables to learn which they will be tested on. Homework will be sent home on a Friday, with the expectation that it is completed and returned to school the following Thursday. Spellings and times tables will also be tested on a Friday.