Sabrina boat trip
Hello and welcome to Long Mynd Class
The class teacher is Miss Moore supported by Mrs Cossie.
First of all, welcome back to the Spring term. Last term was a busy and exciting one including our trip on the Sabrina boat, learning all about life in First and Third class on RMS Titanic, our Art Exhibition and the amazing experience of holding our KS2 Carol Concert in The Abbey for the first time. Thank you to everyone who supported the Art Exhibition and bought artwork. We raised £140 and are in the process of buying some art materials for The Shrewsbury Ark as our lasting legacy for the Autumn term.
This term our whole school theme is World Kitchen and in Year 3, we will be exploring India to learn about the spices used in Indian cookery. In Geography we will learn where they are grown and in Design and Technology we will be trying out Indian recipes and creating a pack of ingredients for families to try out our favourite flavours to raise further money for The Shrewsbury Ark. We will also be trying out Indian pattern designs and printing methods in Art and Design and practising sewing and applique.
Reading at least three times every week aloud to a family member remains our class priority. There are prizes for children meeting this target and a display in the classroom window highlighting every child’s progress. We have created a beautiful ‘Reading for Pleasure’ zone in the class stocked with the best quality books we can find and we will also be taking part in a book quiz organised by the Shrewsbury Library service which requires your child to have read as many of the six chosen books as possible by the end of January. Please support us to encourage the joy of reading.
The class will be creating narratives and reading Indian tales as well as taking part in debates, creating a recipe and information texts.
Children will continue to practise and develop skills in spelling, punctuation and grammar every day.
Children need to continue to learn maths key facts for which they will earn a number fact bear. Meanwhile, in class, we will strengthen skills in calculation, develop an understanding of calculation with money, handling statistics and measurement including length and perimeter.
Our theme is related to flavours, spices and India and our curriculum will link to this topic wherever possible.
Children will be learning the skills and strategies needed to play hockey, basketball and dodgeball and Year 3 and Year 4 will be going swimming after half term.
Key dates – These may be subject to change
13.1.20 After school clubs start
24.1.20 Chinese New Year lunch
13.2.20 Parents Evening
17.2.20 Half Term
5.3.20 World Book Day (dress as a book character)
6.4.20 Easter Holidays start
If you have any concerns please do speak to me at the end of the day as you collect your child or contact school at any time to make an appointment.
We have a list of exciting books which we will be sharing in class this year. Children may read any of these books independently and some will be read by an adult in class. The first book on the list will be given to your child on their birthday this year.
Clockwork by Philip Pullman
The White Horse of Zennor by Michael Morpurgo (read in class during the Autumn term)
Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Blue Moon by Sally Gardner
Granny by Anthony Horowitz
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C S Lewis
The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson
The Snow Sister by Emma Carroll
The Owl Tree by Jenny Nimmo