Class 3

Welcome to Class 3

It's the beginning of a new school year and we can't wait to get started!

LITERACY

 

Fiction: Classic fiction

Children explore the charm and challenge of classic fiction, (The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, Illustrated by Robert Ingpen, and A Collection of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling). Children write a modern-day Jungle Book story, Just So Stories diary entries, and tell outrageous lies, courtesy of conjunctions. The unit ends with children performing their own Just So Story in Kipling's style.

 

Non-fiction: Recounts

Using the context of UFOs, children explore recounts investigating genuine documents, discussing famous sightings and researching notorious hoaxes (UFOs and Aliens: Investigating Extraterrestrial Visitors - Extreme! by Paul Mason, UFO Diary by Satoshi Kitamura). Children write a diary entry and create their own hoax UFO photo and report. A presentation to their classmates completes the unit.

 

Poetry: Slam poetry

Children get to grips with a “slam” poem (a form of performance poetry) and other poems about what to do when you grow up, You Wait Til I’m Older Than You! By Michael Rosen. Children go on to write an extra verse about their dreams. They then use poems about not knowing what to write to stimulate writing about everyday little things! Finally a poetry slam will be held.

 

Reading list

NUMERACY

 

Lots will be covered this term in Maths.

In Year 5 we will:

  • explore place value in 5-digit numbers (PV additions/subtractions); add and subtract 1s, 10s, 100s, 1000s and 10 000s; place 5-digit numbers on a line and compare pairs of numbers, use < and >; revise using column addition to add pairs of 4-digit numbers; begin to use column addition to add pairs of 5-digit numbers;
  • divide by 10 and 100 to give answers with two decimal places and understand place value; multiply and divide by 10 and 100; place two place decimal numbers on a number line and compare two numbers; add amounts of money using column addition and use rounding to check answers;
  • use “Frog” to find change from £20, £50 and £100 and to subtract amounts of money; use column subtraction (decomposition) to subtract pairs of four-digit numbers and to subtract 3-digit numbers from 4-digit numbers; choose whether to use counting up (Frog) or column subtraction (decomposition) to work out given calculations (4 digits);
  • classify quadrilaterals; describe properties of 2D shapes including polygons; explore multiples and divisibility; find factors of 2-digit numbers; and
  • find common multiples; find prime numbers less than 50; find equivalent fractions and simplify fractions using multiples and factors; compare fractions with related denominators; find unit and non-unit fractions of amounts.

 

In Year 6 we will:

  • explore place value in 6-digit numbers (PV additions/subtractions); add and subtract 1s, 10s, 100s, 1000s, 10 000s and 100 000s; place 6-digit numbers on a line and compare pairs of numbers, use < and >; revise using column addition to add pairs of 5-digit numbers with 5-digit answers; use column addition to add pairs of 5-digit numbers with 6-digit answers;
  • understand place value in numbers with three decimal places; multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000; place three place decimals on lines, round to the nearest 0.01, 0.1 or 1 and compare two numbers; add two or three amounts of money using column addition; add two or three numbers with two decimal places in a measures context (e.g. metres); use rounding to check answers;
  • add several prices then use Frog to find change from £20, £50 and £100 and to subtract amounts of money; revise using column subtraction (decomposition) to subtract pairs of five-digit numbers; use column subtraction (decomposition) to subtract 3-digit numbers and 4-digit numbers from 5-digit numbers; choose whether to use counting up (Frog) or column subtraction (decomposition) to work out given calculations (5 digits);
  • classify and sort quadrilaterals; name parts of circles (radius, diameter and circumference) and know diameter is twice radius; revise angles round a point on a line and find missing angles; know the totals of angles in triangles and quadrilaterals and find missing angles; find that opposite angles are equal and find angles in polygons; and
  • find common multiples and factors; find numbers that have a pair of prime factors; find equivalent fractions and simplify fractions using multiples and factors; compare and order fractions with unrelated denominators; find unit and non-unit fractions of amounts.