Class 3

Welcome to Class 3

ENGLISH

 

Fiction: Modern Fiction

 

The Hole by Øyvind Torster

Using The Hole, by Oyvind Torseter, children ask and answer questions and use inference skills to speculate about events. Children write their own version or a sequel based on the book.

 

Non-fiction: Blogs and Reports

Travel Writing

Explore exciting destinations through a range of travel writing. Revise pronouns, learn about relative clauses & punctuation, including uses of commas. Write own travel recount.

 

Poetry: Poetic Language

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary!

Make the ordinary extraordinary! Enjoy modern & classic poems. Explore apt word choices & imagery (simile, metaphor, personification), expanded noun phrases & relative clauses.

Class Readers

We endeavour to read together everyday.  By listening to and reading these quality texts, we hope to deepen the children's love of literature.  A range of classic and contemporary fiction and poetry are used to introduce children to the work of many different authors.

Word Aware

What is Word Aware?

Vocabulary is important the world over.

Word Aware is a structured whole school approach to promote the vocabulary development of all children. It is practical and inspiring. Children learn a brand new word every day and apply it in lots of fun and engaging activities.

We love Word Aware!

MATHS

What Year 5 will be learning

What Y6 will be learning

 

 

Maths is an adventure for children (and adults) to immerse themselves in, get creative with, make mistakes, and conquer!

Power Maths is a whole-class mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and help nurture confidence in maths.   Power Maths rejects the notion that some people simply ‘can’t do’ maths.  Instead, it develops growth mindsets and encourages hard work, practice and a willingness to see mistakes as learning tools.

 

Power Maths and Mastery

To develop mastery in maths, children need to be enabled to acquire a deep understanding of maths concepts, structures and procedures, step by step.   Complex mathematical concepts are built on simpler conceptual components and when children understand every step in the learning sequence, maths becomes transparent and makes logical sense.  Interactive lessons establish deep understanding in small steps, as well as effortless fluency in key facts such as tables and number bonds.   The whole class works on the same content and no child is left behind.

 

Power Maths in action

Using models to solve algebraic equations

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Short division

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To support understanding when using short division method, children are encouraged to use place value counters which can be grouped.

Computing

We use the fantastic Purple Mash to learn about Computing!  This term we will focus on Staying Safe Online.

Geography

 

 

The National Curriculum expects pupils to cover Locational knowledge, Place knowledge, Human and physical geography and Geographical skills and fieldwork.  Our new resources focus on teaching geography through place, imparting the required skills and knowledge in a real context.

KS2 should be taught to “name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics,……..” “understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region within North or South America…..”

This term, we are learning about Globally Significant Places.

History

This term we are learning about Books Through Time

Zones of Regulation

The Zones of Regulation is a curriculum geared toward helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities. The learning activities are designed to help students recognise when they are in different states called “zones,” with each of four zones represented by a different colour. In the activities, students also learn how to use strategies or tools to stay in a zone or move from one to another. Students explore calming techniques, cognitive strategies, and sensory supports so they will have a toolbox of methods to use to move between zones. To deepen students’ understanding of how to self-regulate, the lessons set out to teach students these skills: how to read others’ facial expressions and recognise a broader range of emotions, perspective about how others see and react to their behaviour, insight into events that trigger their less regulated states, and when and how to use tools and problem solving skills.