Class 3L

Class 3L – Mrs. Laban

Mrs. Laban (class teacher), Miss Newmarch (1:1 LSA) and Mrs Turner (LSA) would like to welcome you to 3L!

This term in Maths, the children will be learning about fractions. We will be building on existing skills and knowledge by finding fractions of amounts and equivalent fractions but also progressing to adding and subtracting fractions and fraction themed word problems and reasoning. We will continue to have one place value lesson a week to consolidate our learning from previous lessons and re visit topics where necessary.

At the start of the term in English, the children will be writing newspaper reports themed by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We will then go on to write some alternative endings. Our Theme lessons, this term, will be taught through some of our English lessons to fully immerse the children in our topic. Our theme for the Spring term is significant people and last half term we studied the astronaut Tim Peake and writer Maya Angelou. This half term we are learning about fair trade. At the end of term, we will be using our learning about fair trade to inform our cooking where the children will be designing and making packaging for their product, making their product, taste testing and evaluating. Hopefully there will be some left to take home! Through this DT project we will also incorporate our instruction writing. We will still have a weekly grammar lesson and the children will continue to develop their Rainbow writing skills.

Our topic in Science, for this half term, is light and in guided reading we will be reading the text the Dancing Bear by Michael Morpurgo. In RE we will continue our studies of Christianity and PE will still be taught by the sports coach on a Friday afternoon. This is always outdoor PE, Miss Edwards teaches indoor PE on a Wednesday afternoon. The children cannot wear earrings for PE and must have a PE kit to take part.

In our class the children have their own individual sticker chart where their hard work, effort and great behaviour will be rewarded on the completion of a full chart. To develop our team work ethic the children will work together to earn a treat on the completion of our class CARE chart. To do this the children will be identified demonstrating CARE: Collaboration, Aspiration, Resilience or Enjoyment.

Please can the children bring their reading books and records into school every day. The children will be rewarded with raffle tickets for every time they read to an adult at home and in school. Reading records must be signed by parents to get the raffle ticket and provides a way of communication between home and school. Please use it to write any messages as they are checked by an adult on a daily basis.

Please ensure your child has their own snack for break and have their own drink bottle in school, separate from their lunch. These will be stored in the classroom. The children will have opportunities during the day to re fill these and drink bottles can also be taken outside at break, lunch and during PE. In doing this it ensures that none of our precious learning time is wasted.

Homework will be set on a Friday and will be due in on the following Thursday, when it will be marked. The children will always be asked to read with an adult at least 3 times a week and for their adult to sign their reading record. In addition, there will be weekly spellings to learn for a test on Wednesdays and one other small home learning challenge. We would also like children to work on their times tables at home as they will be tested on every Friday. Please let me know if there are any homework problems.

We are looking forward to working to another busy but fun-filled term.

Mrs Laban – 3L class teacher




Below you’ll find some photographs from our recent trip to Aerozone:




The others are the children’s Folk Art clay work which we finished at the end of last term.



The pupils have been creating some art work connected with our English, PSHE and Topic work! We have been learning about our significant person Maya Angelou and have started to create some art based on her poem The Caged Bird.





Here are few pictures of our Reading Buddies Scheme when pupils from 3L visit Nursery and read with them:



Below is a link to some helpful ideas about how you can encourage your children with reading comprehension:

Reading Question Prompts