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Our class theme this term is Up, Up and Away
“We’re off!” they cried. “We’re off!”
“The journey begins”, shouted the centipede.
“And who knows where it will end?” uttered the earthworm.
This term, we will be reading James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. We will join James and his larger than life companions as they travel up, up and away on an amazing adventure! We will be describing some of the characters and settings, as well as writing a humorous dialogue. In science, we will be learning about gravity and air resistance. To help us understand this, we will be sending messages using helium balloons, and experimenting with different weights and materials to ensure that the balloons travel.
In RE, we are going to be exploring events in the life of Jesus and considering what we can learn from them, as well as linking the way Jesus lived with this term’s Christian value of hospitality.
In the run up to Easter we will be undertaking ‘Great Egg Race’ challenges which will give us lots of opportunities to apply our science knowledge and understanding and our mathematics skills to a design technology challenge.
The values we are focusing on this term are Independence and Hospitality
We want everyone at St Thomas’ CE Primary School to have the confidence and ability to make informed choices about their learning and to recognise they are responsible for organising themselves (equipment, home-learning). We want everyone to have a go and never give up (resilience). Children will be encouraged to take an active part in their own learning and be able to discuss their preferences with both their peers and adults. We want children to love their learning, to seek out new knowledge for themselves and recognise when they are genuinely stuck and how to seek the help they need.
The Christian value we will focus on is hospitality so we will be considering the following ideas in our class:
This half term children in Year 3 will be working on the following objectives in the core subjects:
6 x 8 = 48 6 x 80 = 480 48 ÷ 6 = 8 480 ÷ 6 = 80
I have baked 5 cakes. Each cake has the same number of cherries on top. Altogether, there
are 15 cherries. How many cherries are on each cake?
There are 3 cherries on each cake, because I know that 5 x 3 = 15, and I also know that 15 ÷ 5 = 3.
If an apple weighs 80g, what would be the weight of three apples?
If Miss Lay is 167cm tall, and Mr Jones is 175cm tall, how much taller is Mr Jones than Miss Lay?
‘John slowly walked towards the towering castle’.
I believe that John is feeling frightened as the text says that he walks ‘slowly’ towards the castle. In addition to this the castle is described as ‘towering’ which makes it sound intimidating for John.
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The boy’s toy (singular)
The boys’ toy (plural)
Simile: He was as tall as a giraffe.
Personification: The wind whispered through the trees.
I went swimming because I enjoy water.
I went swimming while my brother went skating.
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