Term 3 Learning Leaflet

Term 3 Learning Leaflet

As you may already be aware our topic this term is The Titanic! We have already started to research the building of the Titanic and we have found out about some of the passengers who travelled on the ship. We are looking forward to finding out about the class system on board and what caused the Titanic to sink.

This term we have chosen new novels to read and discuss in our groups. Throughout the term we will be working through a task map of different activities to show what we have learned. We have already started creating new front covers, quadramas and matchbox summaries! Our focus this term in writing is diary entries. We have created imaginary characters who are travelling on the Titanic. Each week pupils will write a diary entry telling the story of the Titanic from the viewpoint of their created character. Each week we will continue to learn a new set of spelling words as well as a tricky challenge word!

In maths we are focusing on shape, angles and symmetry. We have revised our knowledge of the names of shapes and their properties. In the next few weeks we will learn how to measure angles and calculate missing angles in a shape. We will also develop our knowledge of symmetry and try to create some symmetrical pictures of our own. Our problem solving lessons will link to our learning about shape and angles. We will learn about tessellation and how certain shapes and angles fit together. This term we will continue with our weekly CLIC sessions and Big Maths Beat That tests on a Friday to improve our mental maths skills!

Health and Wellbeing
In PE this term we will be learning how to play a variety of team games. We are practising different skills and techniques each week such as dribbling, passing and catching. Within our PE lessons we are also learning about the different skills required to play team games such as communication, co-operation and decision making.

In French, we are consolidating our learning of the days of the week, numbers and weather. We are learning how to say the time in French, how to have a short conversation and how to say the months of the year. In Mandarin we have been learning about Chinese New Year. We had great fun creating posters about ‘The Year of the Rooster’ and learning about the race between the animals.

Some reminders:
• PE- Monday and Thursday
• Library- Monday morning
• Homework- handed out on a Monday and to be returned by Friday
• Pupils should bring in their ‘Reading Passport’ every Monday to update and discuss

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