Happy New Year!
Our topic for the this term is 'Heros and villains’ which is based around the story of the 101 Dalmatians and the evil villain Cruella De Vil. Over this spring term we will be learning about what makes a good hero and the best evil villain.
We will be reading parts of 101 Dalmatians and we will learn all about Cruella’s character.
We will be comparing and learning two versions of the song Cruella de Vil.
We will be using our sewing skills to make a Dalmatian sock puppet.
Using fairy tales, we’ll examine the difference between right and wrong and write our own. We’ll also research historical heroes using a variety of source materials and put song lyrics about our favourite heroes / super heroes to familiar tunes.
Times tables are incredibly important and I would encourage you to help your child with these at home. In year 2 the children are expected to know their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. In year 3 the children are expected to know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables.
The children are currently learning spellings from the recommended spelling list for year 2 and 3. There will be a spelling test every Tuesday. It is important that your children practice and prepare for this each week.
Children should be listened to read every night at home for about 10 minutes. When your child has finished their book please feel free to swap this in the library during wake up work time (before the register at 8:50 am). Reading record books should be filled in regularly and brought to school each Friday so that we can get your child signed off to earn their reading reward badges.
P.E is being taught on Monday and Wednesday. We are very lucky to have The Active Fusion team leading our Monday PE session and sharing their expertise. Please bring appropriate outdoor P.E kit as this term we aim to get outside for P.E where possible so please make sure they have suitable footwear.
Their P.E Kit should consist of a white T shirt, black shorts/jogging bottoms and suitable outdoor footwear. Earrings must be removed for P.E.
A list of suggested homework activities for this topic have been sent home, these are not compulsory but are a really good way of extending your child's learning and getting them fully engaged in the topic.
Children should be regularly practicing their times tables, spellings and reading daily.
Children will also have maths and SPaG homework sent home weekly.
To keep our school looking nice and tidy, can we please remind you to make sure that children have suitable indoor slippers or pumps.
If you have any questions about how you can support your child’s learning in Class 3 please come in and ask.
Please see our term schedule for more detailed information about the events which are taking place in school.