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Class 3. Mrs Pitchers

Welcome to Class 3

      Adults who help us with our learning:

Mrs Jennie Pitchers- Class teacher and Miss Jade Allan-Learning support assistant

On Wednesday afternoons this half-term, we will learn French with Mrs Lesley Allenby, and music with Mr Will Wellsford.

Children:

There are 25 wonderful children in our class who work hard, love to learn and want to have fun!

Topic: This half-term our topic is "Up in the air". Within this topic we will be looking at the history of flight, and weather patterns in the UK.

Literacy: We learn phonics, reading and grammar through the Read Write Inc. scheme, in same-ability groups for an hour each day. 

We also do lots of other reading at school, and we love listening to stories! We read as a class, in our phonics lessons, to adults and friends, and we can often be found in the reading corner enjoying a book. Our author of the term is Julia Jarman, and we will be reading lots of her stories amongst our other reading this term.

In other literacy, we will be reading "The Blue Balloon" by Mick Inkpen, and using this as the inspiration for work on verbs and adjectives. We will be describing the planet that the blue balloon takes us to, and we will ultimately write our own journey tales.

Mathematics: We will continue to build a secure foundation of number and calculation, including place value of 10s and 1s. We will also be deepening our knowledge of shape and measure. We wish to develop budding mathematicians who question, seek challenge and are eager to test their knowledge. We encourage this by giving opportunities to reason, and explain thinking.

Science: This term we are studying "plants", and this gives us the scope for lots of outdoor exploration! We will be studying the trees and flowers within our school grounds, and also hope to do the "Stonebow walk" where we can find many wildflowers.

Other curriculum areas: In art, inspired by our topic "Up in the air", we will be developing our observation and drawing skills by making sketches of objects from above. I wonder how many we will recognise from this perspective...

In PE this term we will be developing athletic skills and games knowledge.