2nd Summer Term 2018
Welcome to the second half of the Summer term.
I hope that you are all well rested after the lovely sunny break.
This half term the whole school is doing a Geography themed focus based on the world cup countries. In Year 3M we are learning about Costa Rica. We are also learning about our local area so that we can compare and contrast an area of a similar size to Middleton. So far, we have enjoyed using maps and atlases as well as computers to research and look at satellite views of different parts of the world.
This short topic will finish with the opportunity for all children to visit other classes to see what has been going on across school.
The following week we will commence our final topic of the year. 'What does the pot say?' is a history based topic in which we will learn all about the Ancient Greeks.
In maths we will be revising and consolidating many of the concepts covered so far this year. Please keep helping your child to practise their learnits and times tables. We test mad minutes (times tables) on Mondays and Big Maths challenges including learnits are on Fridays.
In English, we are trying to consolidate understanding of fronted adverbials and how to punctuate speech correctly. We will also have the opportunity to write some extended stories based on the Greek myths. Spelling tests take place on a Thursday. If your child is in my group. they will receive 10 new spellings each week to be learnt for a test on the following Thursday.
PE takes place first thing on a Monday, so please make sure your child has the correct kit in school after the weekend.
Swimming is each Tuesday morning. Don't forget your child will need to bring a towel, a swimming costume and £1 towards the cost of the coach transport.
It is also a good idea to send 20p so children can have snack at playtime as they are always hungry after going swimming.
Homework will be sent each Friday. Usually, this will be a piece of Maths or English work. It needs to be returned straight after the weekend on the Monday please!
Once each half term a learning log task will be sent. This is a more in depth piece of homework which children have two weeks to complete. During this time children are not set any maths or English other than the regular spellings. The next learning log task, which is the final one for the year, will be sent on Friday 29th June and needs to be returned on Friday 13th July.
Thank you for your continued support.
If you have any questions you can catch me at the end of the day. Don't forget to keep an eye on the school twitter feed to see what is going on in class week by week.