Welcome to Wilson Class
Miss Knight and Mrs Begum
The new term has started and all the children have had a positive start to Year 3 and settled in very quickly to Wilson Class.
Our topic this term is 'The Circus'
The children will be learning about the history of the circus and reading a story about a lion who gets sold to a circus.
In English we are reading Michael Morpurgo's story of 'The Butterfly Lion,' a beautiful story about a little boy called Bertie, who rescues an orphaned white lion from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent away to boarding school and the lion is sold to the circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see each other again, but the butterfly lion ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.
During our English lessons we will be creating fact files, writing descriptions, creating a setting and planning a story of our own and creating a new scene from this lovely story.
In mathematics pupils will be focusing on strengthening their problem solving skills, while developing in all other areas of the mathematics curriculum. This half term we will be developing our place value skills further. As we are now in Year 3, Place value will focus on hundreds, tens and ones. Our number work will be learning strategies to mentally add and subtract a 3 digit multiple to a 3 digit number. We will also be recalling multiplication facts and introducing the 4 times table.
This term we will be learning to play the Ukulele.
There will be a perfomance at the end of term.
We will be pushing and pulling our way through science discovering about magnets and forces.
In art we will be investigating and creating work around symmetry, tessellation and looking at M.C.Escher's work.
Outside lessons will take place on Wednesday afternoon. Children will be learning Tag rugby. As the weather gets colder, please send your child with outside trainers and warm, black tracksuit bottoms and a white t-shirt.
Thursday afternoon will be indoors and children must have their black shorts, white t-shirt and plimsolls for this.
Please note: For health and safety reasons please remove earings on these days.
Our library is currently out of use while we develop it into an exciting reading zone, so school reading books will be issued next week.
Please remember to read with your child on a daily basis - there are RED prizes to be won!
Value of the month
Homework and spellings will be starting soon.
After school clubs and Private tutoring
Please do not hesitate to book an appointment at the school office if you have any further questions.
Thank you for your support.