2nd Spring Term 2019
This half term we have a mini science topic on the water cycle to start the term. The children will learn all about the cycle as well as gaining some understanding of evaporation, condensation and precipitation. In conjunction with this work, children will write an explanation text in English.
Later in the term, we will begin to learn all about Russia and why it is unique as a country. Thank you to those of you who have begun work on researching some facts as homework in preparation for this topic.
In Maths we begin the half term learning about capacity. Following this, we will revisit some more work on measurement. Later in the term, we will look at the relationship between multiplication and division, leading on to work on fractions. It would be a good idea to be confident with times tables by this point. Please help your child to learn times tables and learnits at home. We will continue to test times tables in mad minutes as well as assessing learnits and other concepts weekly using Big Maths. If you need replacement sheets for times tables or learnits please ask Mrs Moorhouse or Miss Taylor.
This term in English, we will start with an explanation text on the water cycle. Later in the term there will be a focus on persuasive writing followed by some longer narratives.
We are looking forward to the book fair. The children have already enjoyed looking at the books available. There will be opportunities to purchase books from Monday 4th March to Thursday 7th March. Don’t forget that you can use the £1 World Book day voucher towards a book from the fair.
We are also looking forward to our own Hollin celebration of World Book Day on Friday 8th March when we have asked children to dress up as a character from a Roald Dahl book.
Please hear your child read each night for about ten minutes. As the children are becoming better readers and reading longer books, we do not expect them to change their books every day. However, we do expect them to read a little every night. You can also help your child by reading to them each day.
Our PE lesson is Monday morning so please make sure your child has the correct kit in school.
Our swimming lessons will continue on a Tuesday morning until June.
If you have any questions, please do ask a member of staff. If you would like to see more of what is going on in class, you can see pictures posted on the school website via twitter or follow me on twitter @mrsmoorhouse_Y3