Mornings in Class 3 begin with English and Maths (each including a variety of aspects such as guided reading, spelling and grammar, text-based learning, writing skills, ‘memory maths’, problems solving skills etc.) Each term we have a main topic focus and in those lessons we cover science, history, geography, art and DT. Class 3 also study French (Modern Foreign Language) which is taught by Mrs Hawkins. Each week, we also have an RE lesson a PE session and a swimming lesson. We need to remember our swimming kits on a Monday and PE kits on a Tuesday.
Each Friday, children take home an English-based task (usually spellings) and a Maths-based task. These are to be completed and returned by Tuesday. Once a term, children will be required to complete a project linked to their topic work (as directed by the teacher). Whilst children are working on projects, this replaces usual homework tasks.
It is expected that children should try to read daily at home with the support or guidance of an adult and that they should aim to change their ‘home-reader’ book weekly.
Around the World – Summer Term Topic
Later in the term, we will begin to focus on Mexico; considering its geographical similarities and differences with the UK. This will lead us into a historical study of the ancient Mayan civilisation.
Early in the term, we will visit Birmingham’s ThinkTank Museum which will consolidate our learning on the human skeleton and will lead us into a topic on human digestion and diet. Our science learning in the second half of the term will focus on the topic of light.