Term 3 January – March 2016
This term we will continue to develop different mental strategies and regularly revisit our prior learning of multiplication and division. We will also build on our knowledge of division by exploring fractions. All will be learning to find fractions of an amount and some will be identifying equivalent fractions and working with mixed numbers.
We will continue our fortnightly cycle to learn our common and phoneme words. Some weeks will focus on spelling rules and for others weeks there will be a spelling strategy focus.
In reading this term we will continue to complete a range of reading comprehension tasks to enhance our understanding of the text. There will be a particular focus on identifying the main events of the story and on character analysis.
In writing we will be creating different types of poems and celebrating the works of Robert Burns. We will also be writing news reports and imaginative stories in relation to our new space topic.
The children have shown a keen interest to study the Solar System. There will be a focus on the significance of the sun, different planets and exploring materials. We will also be learning about the interesting stories surrounding constellations and how they have practically helped people throughout history. To address some of the children’s questions, we will also be learning about the impact that satellites have on our daily lives.
*The children will be presenting their learning of Space to the rest of the school during an assembly this term. Please encourage your child to learn their lines at home over the new couple of weeks.
*Homework will be given out on a Monday, as usual and expected back on a Friday.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.