Elm Tree- Year 3 2021 - 2022
Miss Humphreys is the teacher for Beech Tree Class, Year 4.
I hope you all enjoyed the Easter holidays and are looking forward to our final term together in Elm Tree Class! Please refer to the welcome letter below for further details about some of the things we will be learning this term.
On this page, you will find some useful information about the term ahead and any key messages that you need to be aware of. To the side of the page you will see our class Twitter feed and link to Google Classroom. We love to use Twitter to share some of the excellent things going on in Elm Tree Class and will use Google Classroom to support learning at home - spellings, homework and useful documents will be uploaded and made available on there.
We are set to have a great term and have some really exciting things planned and lots of new things to learn about. As always it is important that we work in partnership to ensure the very best for your children. If you have any queries or need some support, please do not hesitate speak to me at the end of the day, phone or arrange an appointment.
Don't forget to follow @elmtreeGSP if you are on Twitter for regular updates.
In English this term, we will continue to extend our knowledge of punctuation and grammar and continue to work on our reading and spelling skills. We like to link our English learning to texts and use these to inspire our writing. We will be completing our work around The Boy and the Cloth of Dreams and moving onto our next English book after this.
In Maths this term, we will be focusing on extending our knowledge of fractions. The children will begin by finding fractions of an amount before moving onto looking at how to covert fractions to decimals. Following on from this we will be exploring a range of topics including shape, time and mass and capacity.
Our History lessons this term are based around the enquiry question ‘How have the Ancient Greeks left their mark?’ This enquiry questions will focus on a study of life in Ancient Greece with a particular focus on the Greek legacy of the Olympics and on the Greek influence on the English language. I know the children are very excited about this new topic!
Our Geography this term will focus around the enquiry question ‘What would we find at the end of a river?’. This enquiry question focuses on a study of river exploration, the features of a river and understanding the water cycle. The children will have the opportunity to further develop their understanding of the water cycle and have the chance to learn about rivers and seas in the UK and how to use an atlas to find these rivers! As the sea said to the river...You can run but you can't tide!
In Science this term we will be learning all about sound. The children will begin the topic by learning about how sounds are made through vibrations and how they travel. They will then move onto experiment with changing the pitch and loudness of the sound.
Remember to read for around 10 minutes a day, at least three times per week. Please leave a note in your child's planner so we know how they have got on.
Children should try to use TTRockstars and NumBots regularly at home to help with their recall of times tables and basic skills. Login details for these websites can eb found at the front of your child's planner.
Spellings will be uploaded to Google classroom on a Friday. Children should practise these throughout the week ready for their spelling test on the following Friday.
Homework will be uploaded to Google classroom on a Friday and should be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday at the latest. Homework will alternate between a maths or English task each week and will be linked to the unit of work children are covering in class.
Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child comes into school wearing their PE kits as they have done last year.
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