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Iguanas Year 3

Welcome to Iguana class!

 

 

 

Our teacher is Mrs Diplock.

As all the children enjoyed the class book last term, they have all voted for the sequel to the story. So this term we continue to follow Laura's aventures in: Kidnap in the Carribean

As all the children enjoyed the class book last term, they have all voted for the sequel to the story.  So this term we continue to follow Laura's aventures in: Kidnap in the Carribean  1
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. Our Topic for this term is all about

The Stone Age

 

 

 

We are going to go back in time and find out about how the prehistoric people lived and survived. In our topic we are going to discover how the Stone Age people developed through the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic period.

The children will be learning about Tools and Weapons, how prehistoric man developed from ‘hunter gather’ to ‘farmer’, Stone Age shelters and much more.

 

We have started the term with an experience day, where the children built a Stonehenge out of cereal boxes. Made stone age paint, creating some wonderful artwork and thought about how to attach an axe head to a stick without using glue. 


 

We will also be finding out about the various myths and theories behind the mysterious Stonehenge.

We will also be finding out about the various myths and theories behind the mysterious Stonehenge.  1

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 ENGLISH

 

Over the term, the children will be researching the stone age using non fiction books to create an information text.  They will learn how to build a shelter and write clear instructions for the task.  Right now, the children are enjoying writing a story about a young boy who unexpectedly travels back to the stone age.  

 

The children are focusing on using fronted adverbials and commas in their writing.  They will also be learning how to punctuate direct speech with inverted commas. 

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MATHS

Maths this term, the children are continuing to learn their times tables for rapid recall.  They will also be learning how to use different strategies to help them with their tables as well as their problem solving and reasoning tasks.  We are encouraging the children to show the strategies that they use and to be able to explain how they used them to solve a problem.  They will be introduced to formal written methods for multiplication where they will need to multiply by a 2 digit number.

To help with this the children have been given a login for a Times Tables Rock Stars, a chance to learn their tables in a fun way. This will be set as homework alongside StudyZone. The children will need to login and check the activities they have been assigned. Please let me know if your child does not have access to a device to complete these tasks and I will provide a paper based task.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling and Timetables

Children have a weekly spelling and timetable test. New spelling lists and a maths based activity will be sent home on the Friday to be tested the following Friday.

Spellings will usually focus on specific spelling rules. Please discuss the rule with your child and encourage them to find out the meaning of the word if they are unsure.

 

Supporting your child at home...

Reading – Children should be reading at home at least 5 times a week. Please listen to your child read regularly and discuss their reading with them. Please sign your child’s reading record and ensure that they bring their book to school every day.

Reading Bingo is going well, many children have won a bookmark and one has managed to complete the whole sheet - BINGO!  

 

 

Other information

 

This term we will have PE on a Monday. 

The children will also have forest school or swimming every Wednesday afternoon.  Please make sure they have all the appropriate labelled  kit/clothing. 

This term we will be focusing on our school value 'Kindness'. So far we have talked about kind words and the children are making big efforts to carry out acts of thoughout the day.

This term we will be focusing on our school value  'Kindness'.  So far we have talked about kind words and the children are making big efforts to carry out acts of thoughout the day. 1
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