Class 3 Parent Letter – Term 5


Dear Parent/Carer,

Summer Term 5:

Topic:  We will continue to learn about The Romans for the first part of this term and then we will start our Tudors topic.  We will start by finding out what the children already know about this period in our history and this will give me some starting points for new learning opportunities. I am tentatively planning a day out to Hever Castle in the last term of this school year, however, confirmation will follow, if all goes well with the current easing of the guidelines.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed as I think this day out will be such a treat for the children.

Art:  Integrated throughout our topic, RE and science projects this term.

Science: Our topic is Plants.  We will be learning about parts of a flowering plant and also the processes of fertilisation, pollination and reproduction.  There will be opportunities to plant seeds and consider the needs of plants during its life cycle.

Numeracy: The focus of this term will be fractions which will build upon the work in division strategies that we started last term.  We will also start a unit of work on time which will probably take us into the summer term.  We will use manipulatives, where necessary, to help children to understand and will follow the ‘maths mastery’ approach to learning. As ever, times tables will have an important role to play in ensuring your child feels confident in number.  We will be focussing on fluency in recounting times tables and have regular activities to encourage participation and home learning.

Literacy:  Our class book this term is Ottoline and the Yellow Cat,  by Chris Riddell.    We will revisit poetry techniques and will practise writing explanations of a process, linked to our work in science. We will continue to practise our spellings and to use the strategies we have learnt so far to help with independent writing.  Guided reading sessions will continue daily and those children who need more practise will be heard on a one-to-one basis.  I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to support your child at home with regular opportunities to read, as part of our joint approach to improving reading fluency and comprehension skills.

R.E: We are continuing to look at ‘the big story’ of the Bible and our theme this term is Incarnation.  Our questions is:  What is The Trinity?  We will explore through a variety of activities, including art.

P.E: Will be on Mondays and Fridays. We will be playing invasion games, starting with rounders. We will be going swimming again this term and the last term of this school year – dates to follow. 

ICT:  Our area of learning is internet research and communication.  These skills will be integrated throughout other lessons also.

PLEASE make sure your child has their FULL PE kit in school at all times and that they have their swimming kits on the appropriate days (alternate Fridays throughout the term). PE is a vital part of the curriculum and children hate to miss out when they do not have the correct kit with them.

Thanks for your continued support,

Miss Willson.


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