We are pleased to be working on exciting topics with you both in school and at home.
Spring term Learning:
Maths: Throughout the term we will be developing the children’s skill with reasoning challenges in multiplication and division. We will be learning about measures involving money .Later in the term we will be working with statistics ,looking at reading bar charts and pictograms.
English: We will learn be learning about instructions , explanation text of how a volcano works. We will be reciting poems by authors such as Robert Louis Stevenson and write our own poems linked to the theme of volcanoes and earthquakes. In connection with our Inspire Curriculum theme Artist on Our Doorstep : we will read and write a biography of a famous artist.
Science: Linking with our Inspire themes we will be learning about the earth’s crust, learn about the properties of rocks and minerals recognise . We will also research facts about fossils and how they are formed.
Inspire Themes * This term we will be exploring three exciting Curriculum themes. The first: Shake, Rock and Roll will focus on earthquakes and volcanoes.
In the second theme: Around the World in 20 days we will study France and America.
In the final theme :Art on your Doorstep will focus on learning about the Artwork created in Cornwall such as artist Barbara Hepworth who lived in St Ives and the Newlyn school painters.
Art & Design is also linked to Inspire themes, with exciting work creating textures, collage and prints of fossils.
In P.E Year 3 will learn to develop their skills with throwing catching and balance.
R.E: Using the agreed Cornwall syllabus, we deepen our learning of Christianity through creation stories and compare the beliefs of the creation in Hinduism. We also look forward to learning about St Piran in March.
*Theme activities include the National Curriculum subjects of Geography, History, ICT, DT, Art, and Music. Not every subject is taught every week but will be fully covered over a key stage.
For children learning in the school setting:
PE will take place on Wednesday, when the children can wear their PE kits into school.
It would also be helpful if children attending school could bring in wellies or old trainers to keep in school for playing on the field during the wet winter and spring months.
Weekly homework as usual is given on a Friday and will include Maths activities to help reinforce the weeks learning in class tailored to your child’s ability.
English homework will involve Reading, Spelling and Grammar activities.