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!

Summer term has arrived, and we have many exciting experiences planned for the children in our final term together.

Maths: This term in Maths, the children will be finishing their learning about fractions. We will then go on to learn about measuring, weight, capacity, shape and time. We will continue to have one place value lesson a week to consolidate our learning from previous lessons and re visit topics where necessary.

English: At the beginning of the summer term we will be reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes in guided reading and will be using this text as a theme for our writing in English. The children we will conducting a research study of Ted Hughes as well as starting to learn about the Tudors, which is our topic for this term. We will still have a weekly grammar lesson and the children will continue to develop their Rainbow writing skills.

Science: Plants is the theme for the summer term in science and the children will have the opportunity to grow and nurture their own mini gardens. We will be learning about the parts of a plant, how they adapt and survive as well as conducting a science experiment about water transportation in plants.

Foundation subjects: In RE we will be studying Buddhism and in PSHE we will be learning about keeping ourselves healthy, in summer term 1, and then safety in summer term 2. In art, we will be completing chalk and pastel Iron Man portraits and creating artwork around the theme of the Tudors, completing a DT project at the end of the summer term.

Indoor PE will be taught by Miss Edwards on a Wednesday afternoon and outdoor PE is still be taught by the sports coach on a Friday afternoon. The children cannot wear earrings for PE and must have a PE kit to take part.

Reading: It Is exceptionally important that the children get to read individually and to an adult outside of school. This broadens their range of exposure of texts as well as supports the children to improve their writing skills in all subjects in school. The children can read anything, comics, magazines, instructions, recipes, we don’t mind! They will be rewarded with raffle tickets for every time they read to an adult at home and in school and we aim to hear the children read in school at least once a week. This also does form an important part of their weekly homework. We would like the children to bring their reading books and records into school every day as they also provide a way of communication between home and school. Please use it to write any messages as they are checked by an adult daily.

Homework: 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 Monday.

Everything else! This term we are focusing on 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. We have already completed one CARE chart which meant the children could come to school in their pyjamas for a day and watch a movie together.

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.

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.




Snow day!




Baking peppermint creams and fridge cakes:




This term 3L have been reading the Iron Man by Ted Hughes and have created Iron Man portraits out of chalk pastels.




We were visited by some lovely ladies from Braintree Museum recently where we weaved Tudor roses.




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