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 revisiting number and place value, building on existing number skills and developing number knowledge. We will be doing this in a range of different ways incorporating addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

In English, the children will be creating their own shape poetry, writing persuasively and exploring the text James and the giant peach by Roald Dahl. Through these different topics the children will also be learning about Rainbow writing, which will be consistent through English in 3L this coming year, develop skills in guided reading, as well as writing, identifying features of writing, grammar and punctuation.

Our topic is travel and transport. We are going to use a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and keys (including the use of the Ordnance Survey maps) to build our knowledge of the UK and the wider world. It is also important that the children have a range of opportunities to express themselves in different ways, as well as learn new skills, so in Art we will be creating our own transport printing pop art inspired by Andy Warhol and we will develop our skills and enjoy lessons in music, RE, computing and French.

PE will be on a Tuesday and Friday. Children cannot wear earrings for PE and must have a PE kit to take part. PE will be both indoors and outdoors and in the colder months tracksuit bottoms and a jacket may be desirable – we will go outside in all weathers!

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 as we would like to hear the children read once a week individually and the children will have the chance to read in whole class guided reading during the term. 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. Reading records also provide 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 drinks 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 Thursday and will be due in on the following Wednesday, 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 a maths task and spellings to learn for a test on Wednesdays. We would also like children to work on their times tables at home as they will be tested on these every Friday. Please let me know if there are any homework problems.

We are looking forward to working with you and your child on their journey of life-long learning.

Mrs Laban – 3L class teacher

Below you’ll find a link to the KS2 Topic Grid for this term:

Going Places KS2 Topic Overview

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