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Long Mynd

Welcome to Year 3 - Long Mynd class.  The class teacher is Miss Moore, supported by Mrs Cossie and Mrs Edwards.

 

This term our theme is ‘Location, location, location’.  We will be learning about Africa and taking an imagined journey from east to west starting in Kenya and visiting Tanzania, South Africa and Mount Kilimanjaro, The Kalahari desert, Ghana and the Sahara desert.  Wherever possible links will be made to all aspects of the curriculum.  In history, for example, Long Mynd class will learn about the life of Nelson Mandela and in music we will be trying out African drum rhythms.   For science we will be learning about forces and magnets initially and then we will be exploring the skeleton, digestive system and finally rocks.

English and Reading

Spelling, punctuation and grammar continue to be  some of the essential ingredients for high standards of writing, together with a joined and fluent handwriting style.  All of the class are working hard on presentation and handwriting in order to earn a handwriting pen.  Please encourage your child to write at home to practise this together with their weekly spellings.

 I would be very grateful if you could ensure that someone listens to your child read aloud at least 5 times a week and records this in their reading diary.   I appreciate how busy everyone is so if this causes any problems let me know so we can offer your child support in school. 

 

Maths

During the Summer term we will be working on all aspects of the Mathematics curriculum continuing with work on written and mental calculation methods before moving on to learn about time, statistics, perimeter and finally shape.

It is essential that your child continues to learn and practise their  multiplication tables so that by the end of this year they can confidently and very quickly recall and use x3, x4 and x8 multiplication facts added to their Year 2 knowledge of x2, x5 and x10 facts.  It is also expected that children know all the key facts level 1-3 by the end of the year.  There are many ways to help your child learn them including music CD’s, apps or simple repeated practice.

 

Homework

Spellings, reading, learning key facts and multiplication tables continue to be priorities.

 

Don’t forget!

PE is on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school all week, including black jogging bottoms and/or shorts, a white T-shirt and trainers/pumps.

 

Forest school will not take place after Easter for the first half term but every opportunity to work and learn outside will be taken to ensure children continue with their outdoor learning.

 

Key dates

8th May — Plastic free day

25th May—1st June—half term

3rd June—PD day

19th June—Sports day

4th July—Area Sports

5th July—Year 3 class assembly

11th July—Parents evening

 

Notes

If at any time you have any concerns I am always happy to discuss these with you at an appropriate time outside school hours and similarly, if I have concerns you will be contacted straightaway.

 Termly vocabulary lists

Please find below our vocabulary lists for the Summer term.  These are some of the key words which children will meet and become familiar with during the term.  Please ask your child about them as they learn them and encourage them to explain what they mean to you once they have met them in class.

 

 

Maths vocabulary

Theme vocabulary

groups of

Kenya

sets of

Tanzania

lots of

Ghana

altogether

South Africa

total

Sahara

dividend

Kalahari

quotient

Mount Kilimanjaro

divisor

Equator

equal groups

Tropic of Cancer

divide

Tropic of Capricorn

share

English vocabulary

multiply

heading

times

sub-heading

popular

glossary

common

technical vocabulary

difference

introduction

minutes

generalisation

hours

statistics

seconds

conclusion

sides

conjunction

vertices

apostrophe

acute

possession

obtuse

contraction

right angles

adverb

 

 

 

 

 

Latest News

We have had an exciting first week back, starting with our visit to work with Severndale school Health Champions.  Long Mynd class learned a dance routine, took part in playground and ball games, experienced a Mindfulness session in the school's tepee and played board games.  The Health Champions made us very welcome and were excellent activity leaders.  All the class had an amazing time.

On Tuesday the school echoed with the sound of our African drumming session.  The sound of 31 drums all at once was very exciting and we are looking forward to developing our skills in listening to and creating rhythms.

Science was a very active session exploring magnets to complete our work on forces which we began last term.

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