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Long Mynd

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

 

This term our theme is ‘Achievements and legacies—The Romans ’ . We will be learning about Roman daily life, Pompeii and the impact of the Roman invasion. Wherever possible links will be made to all aspects of the curriculum. In geography, for example, Long Mynd class will learn about the extent of the Roman Empire and for literacy we will be creating a narrative focussing on Roman daily life, enjoying some Roman myths as well as taking part in debates. For science we will be learning about light initially and then we will be exploring forces and magnets. In addition we will be visiting The Shrewsbury museum and Art gallery to ‘Meet the Romans’.

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. 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 Spring 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 money, statistics, length and perimeter and finally fractions.  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. There will also be activities on My Maths and TT Rock Stars to support children.

Homework

Spellings, reading, My Maths tasks, 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.

Note that swimming starts after half term every Monday. Children will need trunks, swimming shorts or a one-piece swimsuit and a towel in a waterproof bag or carrier bag.

Forest school is every Friday.

Key dates

14.2.19 Parents evening

15.2.19 Non-uniform day—charity event

5.3.19 Museum visit

7.3.19 World Book day—dress up as a book character

15.4.19 Start of the Easter holidays

Termly vocabulary lists

Here are our vocabulary lists for the Spring 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

groups of

sets of

lots of

altogether

total

dividend

quotient

divisor

equal groups

divide

share

multiply

times

Theme vocabulary

amphitheatre

aquaduct

basilica

calidarium

frigidarium

forum

hypocaust

lararium

mosaic

strigil

stylus

villa

tepidarium

 

English vocabulary

 

heading

statistics

sub-heading

conclusion

glossary

conjunction

technical vocabulary

 

introduction

 

generalisation

 

 

 

 

 

 

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