Year 3 - Seadragon Class
Welcome to Seadragon Class, your teacher is Miss Hilton and your Teaching Assistants are Mr Dole and Miss Berry.
Welcome back to Term 2
Our Geography enquiry based question is 'How and why has our local area changed?'
We will be comparing old photographs and plans of our school and comparing them to the present building. We will be naming and locating local landmarks.
During the reading sessions we will focus on 'Voices in the Park' by Anthony Browne.
Our Science topic is 'Rocks' and the children will be classifying different types of rock.
PE will remain on Monday and Thursday.
Forest School will continue every other Thursday.
I will notify you of any changes via Class DOJO.
Please encourage your child to read daily at home and enjoy reading books of their choice together too.
Times table challenges are taking place in class three times a week and practise is essential.
Thank you for your continued support.
Our History enquiry this term is based on the question 'Would you rather live in the Stone Age, Bronze Age or Ice Age?' We will investigate, as historians, using secondary resources and we will make deductions about how prehistoric people lived.
Our reading sessions will focus on two books this term, 'How to wash a woolly mammoth' by Michelle Robinson and 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kilamura.
In Science, we will be learning about how to keep our bodies fit and healthy, as well as what animals need to survive, our focus being 'Animals including Humans.'
This term we will be having two PE sessions a week. Please ensure your child has the appropriate PE kit including suitable trainers. PE kits to be brought to school for children to change in to.
Forest School-alternate Thursday mornings.
Again, please ensure your child brings in the appropriate clothing in a named carrier bag. Kit should consist of clothes that can get muddy! We recommend Wellington boots, a warm/ waterproof coat, long sleeved top and long trousers/ tracksuit bottoms.
Home learning is sent home every week on Fridays and should be returned by the following Thursday. You will find six activities in the homework book. Your child can select one of these to complete each week.
Spelling lists will be sent home every Monday in the format of handwriting practice. Please practise these every day with your child, ready for spelling test on the Friday. The spellings will be available to practise on Spelling Shed every week too. This is a fantastic programme with lots of fun games to play! Log on details can be found in your child's reading record.
Children are also encouraged to read at home every day. This is a crucial part of your child's reading journey, we encourage reading for pleasure too. Feel free to mention other books you have shared in the reading record. Reading books and reading records must be bought to school daily, as we also love to hear your child read in class. We make daily library trips, so your child can change their book after they have completed the corresponding quiz.
Your child will be participating in Times Table Challenges within class too, therefore any opportunity to practise at home is ideal! They can access the Times Table Rock stars programme at home, log in details are given in their reading records.
We look forward to a fun packed learning experience in Seadragon Class this year!
If you have any questions or concerns you can get in contact via ClassDojo.
Thank you for your continued support.
The Term 2 knowledge organiser below provides information on our learning enquiry for this term.
Teachers can be contacted via Class Dojo if you have any questions or queries.
Please click here to access extra phonics, reading and spelling resources.
Please click here to access links to other useful home learning resources published online.
If you are unsure of any log in details please contact the teacher through Class Dojo or email firstname.lastname@example.org