Summer Term 2018
Summer term in Class 3 will as always be a busy one! Our topic is about the Romans and this will encompass a range of learning opportunities with the intention of bringing ‘history to life.’ Any information children wish to research independently will definitely support their learning with this topic. It is also hoped to arrange a class trip in connection with this learning.
In science we will be exploring Sound. This will be a mixture of investigative learning, making predictions and drawing conclusions from results. In the latter part of the term children will research a famous scientist and make discoveries connected with their choice of scientist.
Literacy, this will be based on the Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith and through this children will explore a range of genre and aspects of grammar. Spellings will continue to be sent home for learning on a Wednesday, however there will be a change to the style of spelling sheet. The spellings will be based on the common exception words for years 3 and 4 – words that do not fall in to the spelling patterns we have been learning to date. There will be less words to learn each week, but children will have to write a sentence on the homework sheet for each word.
Year 4’s have been invited to participate in an environmental project with Eden Rivers Trust, the details of which are currently being finalised, but it’s sounding like a great project which will be fun to be a part of. As soon as we have details, I’ll let the children know.
Hopefully the weather will be kind and the sun will shine and allow some of our learning to take place outside. In P.E. we hope to start playing some rounders and put in to practise some passing and catching skills together with some team strategies for effective play. Please ensure children have a fully named outdoor P.E. kit in school each day.
So here’s hoping for a fun, sun filled term!
Spelling and times tables will be the main areas of weekly homework.
I am looking forward to another exciting year with the class.