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Welcome to Wilson Class 

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I can't believe we are in our last term of the year.

This year has flown by so fast.  

Our term began with a trip to St. Albans, once again Year 3 shined with their exemplary behaviour.  We were allowed to handle some Roman artefacts before looking around the museum at mosaics, skeletons and Roman jewellery etc. We found out some interesting facts about Romans.

 

Our focus book this half term is:

Tertius and the horrible hunt!

When relations visit from Rome, it's hard to find enough to entertain them. Luckily, hunting in the local forest is exciting enough for everyone, possibly a little too exciting for Tertius, Clottus's snooty cousin.

 

Maths

 

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 preparing the children for their transition to year 4.

 

Don't forget to use MyMaths at home!

 

Primary Writing Project

 

In English we are continuing our exciting new way of teaching English called the 'Primary Writing Project'. This approach is motivating our children to write the most amazing stories along with, deepening understanding about writing and refining skills so that children make good progress and standards are raised.

 

The children have produced some fantastic writing so far.

 

This term we will be focusing on using Maximus and the greedy Chimera to expand our use of grammar and punctuation in our writing as well as being able to show our amazing imaginations!

 

 

Physical Education

PE is on Tuesdays and Thursdays 

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We are playing cricket on Tuesday mornings this term. As the weather is becoming dryer we will be spending more time outside so please send your child with outside trainers and warm, black tracksuit bottoms and a white t-shirt. For indoor PE children must have their black shorts, white t-shirt and plimsolls for this.

 

Please note: For health and safety reasons please remove earrings on these days. Children must have the correct PE kit in school as we have limited resources available for loan.

 

Reading and Library

 

Wilson Class visit the library every Monday. This is a great opportunity for children to change their reading books and library books!

 

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Please remember to read with your child on a daily basis and record this in their reading record - there are RED prizes to be won!

 

Topic

 

We are studying a range of subjects as part of our topic this half term.

 

 

 

History

 

This half term we are learning all about the Roman empire. We will be discovering what life was like in ancient Rome, What life was like as a Roman soldier and what life was like in Roman Britain after their invasion (and of course we will be learning about the Celtic uprising led by Boudicca)

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Music

 

We are continuing our study of the African Djembe and are re-introducing the Ukulele. We have learnt lots of Rhythms and are now looking to perfect our timings as a group. Another loud half term ahead!

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Design Technology

 

As we focus our studies on the Romans and their way of life, we will be using their mosaic designs to help inspire us in creating our own personal mosaics.

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Computing

We will be using our research skills to help aid our research about the Romans. We will also look to collate our information as a powerpoint.

 

 

Value of the month

 

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May's Value

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This term... 

Summer Term -

April 16th - 25th May 2018 

 

Our topic this term is based on Rohl Dahl's, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.' 

 

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In design and technology, we will be creating and redesigning our favourite sweet wrappers.

 

English

 

In English we are continuing our exciting new way of teaching English called the 'Primary Writing Project'.  This approach is motivating our children to write the most amazing stories along with, deepening understanding about writing and refining skills so that children make good progress and standards are raised.

The children have produced some fantastic writing so far. 

 

 This term we will be focusing on 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' in our writing.

 

 

Maths

 

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 multiplication and division skills further.  We will also be investigating measurement and statistics. 

 

Working together using dienes to solve multiplication.working together in maths is fun.working together and discussing out work is a good way of understanding maths.

 

Geography

 

This term, in geography we are learning about Europe. 

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Music

  The children are continuing to learn the Djembe... they have been working very hard  and we have some very talented children in Year 3.  

We are concentrating hard to learn the Djembe this term.

 

R.E 

In religious education, we are learning about, what religions teach us about the natural world and why should we care for it?

 

P.E

 

 Please bring your P.E kit to school on a Monday and take it home on a Friday.

There are lots of lunchtime clubs and P.E lessons for the children to take part in and having their kit in school is essential.

P.E this term is: Athletics and Rounders.

Please note: For health and safety reasons please remove earings on these days.

 

 

LIBRARY and READING

Monday

Children should be reading at home everyday. Each week the class who has the most children who have read 5 times or more win a £10 Amazon voucher to spend on books. 

Wilson class have won twice!!!! 

We purchased our winning books from the Book fair.  The children loved their new Pokemon books. 

 

Our library session is on Monday but we would like the children to bring their reading books to school everyday!

 

 

Spring term 

4th Jan - 29th March 

 

Term 3 began with a trip on the 11th January to Stockwood Park Museum.  We really did have a good day collecting soil samples and investigating the settlements. 

The children's behaviour was impeccable and many adults around Stockwood park commented on their superb behaviour.

A proud day for the teachers - Well done Year 3.

Art

For our art day, we created a display based on the value 'belief' - we investigated David Hockney's art and created some wonderful photographic art and iPad art.  The children were very focused and even wrote a poem about believing in themselves.    

On creativity day, Wilson class created art in the style of David Hockney.  Our school value was belief.

 

 Term 4, despite the cold weather, began with the children enthusiastically taking part in the Race for life.  The school raised £1040.  Wow! Well done Whitefield Primary School!  The children ran, walked jogged and laughed their way around the school field many times.  The smiles on their faces was contagious. 20 minutes was quite awhile for them but they never gave up!  Another proud moment for the teachers of Whitefield's. 

We worked so hard and were very tired at the end...but we did it!!!! So proud of them

World Book Day was on Wednesday 28th February, we are lucky to be having a special workshop with some great artists. Last year the children danced and acted the day away, I am sure this year will be just as great. 

The West End came to visit us today for a dance workshopWe were acting out the story of the Butterfly lion   

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Value of the month

February - ReliabilityImage result for reliable quotes for kids

 

March - Honour 

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April - Belief 

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HomeworK

Homework and spellings will be starting soon.

 

After school clubs and Private tutoring

Coming soon!

 

Please do not hesitate to book an appointment at the school office if you have any further questions.

Thank you for your support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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