Welcome to Kestrel Class!

Posted on September 1st, 2017 by Kestrel Class

Hello, welcome to Kestrel Blog Page. We hope you have had a fantastic summer and we look forward to welcoming you back on Tuesday!

This week we will focus on settling into year 3. We will share all of our adventures we had over the summer so don’t forget to bring in your chosen item or photo ready for Tuesday. I’m very excited to hear all about it! We will also be looking at some class rules together. Have a look at your classroom so far. All it needs now is yourselves and some of your amazing work!

Autumn Term!

Each week we will be updating our blog to give you information about the coming week and important dates to remember.

This blog tells you about the term ahead and what your children will be learning.

Maths – This term in maths we will be refreshing our knowledge on place value of numbers. We will also be looking at different addition, subtraction, multiplication and division methods. We will study different shapes and also cover fractions and measurement of time and mass. Times Tables and division facts will be practised each week.

English – This term in English, we will be looking at different genres of texts. Through our study of story-telling, non-fiction texts and poetry, we will develop our writing skills, including the use of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary choices and text layout.

Science – This term in science we will be learning all about animals including humans! We will be looking at their habitats, their lifestyles and will be carrying out lots of fun investigations.

History – This term in history we will be looking at changes in Britain and focussing on the Stone Age to Iron Age period. We will be learning about where they lived, their homes, their food and lots more! Think of some questions you’d like to ask for the beginning of the topic.

Geography – This term in geography we will be learning about the coasts along the United Kingdom and will learn how to locate different countries around the world using an atlas. Can you think of any different countries?

PE – For the first half of the term we will be learning all about gymnastics – my favourite! We will learn lots of new skills improving our balance, strength and coordination. For the second half of the term we will be looking at how to keep fit and learning many different ways to do this.

Music – We will be doing lots of exploring in music this term. We are looking at different sounds, patterns and tones.

RE – For RE this term you will have Mrs Forty teaching you. You will be looking at Christianity and Islam; focussing on Muhammad’s life and God.

Computing – Mrs Forty will also be teaching computing this term and you will be looking at staying informed and how to bring an image to life.

Art and DT – Mrs Sullivan will be teaching art and DT this term which is very exciting! You will be linking most of your art to our history topic this term. For DT you will be learning how to build structures and using different computer programmes to help you design these.

Enjoy your weekend and we will see you on Tuesday! 🙂

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