We will be learning about place value for the next few weeks. We will start by looking at different ways we can represent numbers to 100 and how we can partition them. We will then progress to do this for numbers to 1000.
Here are links to some White Rose videos. We won’t be using these directly in class, but you may find them helpful for supporting your child at home.
Represent numbers to 100: https://vimeo.com/451808270
Numbers to 1000: https://vimeo.com/452145986
By the end of Year 2, children are expected to know their 2, 5, and 10 times tables.
In Year 3, we will continue to practise these, and will learn our 3, 4 and 8 times tables. We will begin with the 4 times table this half term.
We will begin to look at ‘Intriguing Animals’ by Ben Hoare.
It is a stunning book, with beautiful art work and lots of facts about different animals written to engage a young reader. We’ll mostly be focusing on the sea creatures to fit with our topic of ‘The Deep Blue’.
Alongside this, we will also be practising our handwriting, spellings and dictionary work. (In future weeks, we will let you know which spelling patterns & tricky words we are focusing on).
During this week and next, we will hear your child read and make sure that they know which books to choose from the library. We’ll begin a book to read with the class, and will talk about what we like to read. We really appreciate your support hearing your child read daily at home.
Details to come about spellings next week.
Our current Science unit is all about skeletons and muscles. This week, we’ll find out what the children already know and will start to learn the names of some bones.
We will begin a new unit: ‘What do Christians learn from the Creation Story? More details to come next week.
We will be learning about the artist Paul Klee and will be drawing and painting fish in his style. This week we will begin by learning how to draw a fish.
Our Geography work this half term is ‘How can we live more sustainably?’ We’ll being by exploring what we mean by living sustainably.