Summer Term - Welcome to Barn Owls!
We work hard, try our best, listen to each other and most of all enjoy learning new things.
Class 3 - Barn Owls - Summer Term
Welcome to Barn Owls! Please find to follow information about the class and what topics we will be studying this term.
I very much look forward to working with you this year to develop your child’s learning to their maximum potential. Please contact me in school if you wish to discuss any aspect of your child’s education.
Spelling tests will be Tuesdays. Your child will be given a spelling folder with a list of words to practise for a test the following Tuesday.
PE will take place on Fridays. Please can the children come into school wearing their P.E. kit and trainers along with sports trousers and a sports jumper/hoodie, as we will be outside. All jewellery is to be removed and hair tied back if it is shoulder length or longer. If your child has their ears pierced and cannot remove their own earrings they will be required to cover them with plasters before arriving at school.
Each child has a reading record in a plastic wallet with a colour banded reading book. I encourage every child to read every day if possible, at home to a family member or even over the phone to a Grandparent for example. Please write comments in it when someone has listened to them read. Your child can also respond with their own comments if they have read independently. Please make sure that their reading book and reading record is in school every day..
Each child will have a homework folder to take home on Friday’s. Please ask if you have any questions about any piece of homework.
Summer Term topics
Numeracy – Place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, money, shape, amounts, fractions, time, data / graphs
English – We will be reading ‘Tom's Midnight Garden written by Philippa Pearce where we will link the work by looking at her style, writing a recount, and a writing a narrative (story setting). We will also be writing an explanation connected to our plants topic in Science and we will be looking at myths and legends, linking this to a story called Imani's Moon written by JaNay Brown-Wood.
Science – Light, plants.
Computing – Journey inside a computer, top trumps database.
RE - Worship and sacred places, inspirational people from the past.
History – Local history - Church/Brailsford.
Geography – Field work, grid references, UK counties and cities, England / Italy comparison.
Art – Art and design skills, craft.
PE – Real PE (Physical skills).
Sportspeople - Sachin Tendulkar, Tommy Simpson (local cycling champion b1937 – d1967).
Artist – Carl Giles, Ann Roth.
Modern Foreign Languages - French transport, a circle of life in French.
Music – Traditional instruments and improvisation (India), Jazz.
Design and technology – Electrical systems (electric poster), digital world (electronic charms).
PSHE – Economic wellbeing, safety and the changing body.
What is your 'shelfie'?
I am currently reading 'Relentless' by Alastair Brownlee. What are you reading?