Thursday, 12 January 2017

Welcome Back to Term 2 - 2017!

Dear parents, families and carers,

Term 2 is well under way and we are already in January, 2017! As the children in Year 3 class will tell you, time flies when you’re having fun!

Our topic to start the new calendar year is called ‘All About Me’. We will be learning about everything that makes us who we are, from all the bones and organs that make up our body, to the different systems that keep us alive. We’ll also discover where our thoughts and feelings come from, nutrition for the body and how we live and grow. It has been a lot of fun so far and we are learning how our clever bodies work in different ways, even without us thinking about it!

In English we will be learning how to write report texts and combining this knowledge with our topic studies, which will help the students gain a    firmer understanding. We will then look at persuasive writing and learn how to argue a point and convince a target audience. We have also been developing grammar skills such as how to use correct tense, sentence structure and punctuation. A new spelling curriculum has been put in place, with students assessed this week, they will now be receiving their own personalised spelling lists each week. Their homework will still be the same, and are required to look, say, cover, write and check their work each day. Additional activities are listed in the back of the book, so use these as you see fit.

In Maths we will be navigating the fun world of fractions, namely learning how to find fractions of shapes and numbers. We are going to look at money and place value, continue to develop our word problem solving and mental maths skills, and move on to our 6 and 8 times-tables. We will also revise a lot of our first term’s work on the four operations, to keep our skills sharp.

The whole class has begun the year with a lot of energy and are getting actively involved after a deserved break over the new year’s holiday.

It will be a busy few weeks coming up with many events to look forward to, so please do check the school calendar on the website and keep an eye out for letters going home about those events in the coming weeks.

Best wishes,
Damian Porter.

IMPORTANT DATES

Primary Art Day
Friday, January 27th

Chinese New Year Show
Tuesday, January 31st

International Day
Friday, February 10th

End of half-term
Friday, February 10th


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