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Year 3-Ahlberg Class

 

Welcome back to the Summer Term!

 

Welcome back to The Summer term and our new Topic.   

 

Over the next four weeks Ahlberg class will be following a unit of work called `Scavengers and Settlers’.

 

This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum. This curriculum sets out very clearly what children will learn – the learning goals – in three different areas:

 

1. The subjects of the curriculum – The learning goals for each of these subjects are at least as challenging as anything taught in the curriculum in your child’s own country. In many cases, the learning goals are more challenging.

2. Personal development – The characteristics which will help children become more responsible, independent learners.

3. International understanding – This will help children develop both a sense of the independence of their own country and culture and the interdependence between countries and cultures.

 

Each unit of work is based around specific targets derived from the learning goals for one or more of the subjects.

During this unit we will be focusing on History, Art, Technology and International.

 

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • How fossils are made and what we can learn from them
  • What our earliest ancestors might have looked like
  • How our ancestors were able to survive
  • How to use archaeological evidence to find out about a prehistoric hunter
  • Where our ancestors settled and how they lived
  • How we can learn about the past by investigating a Stone Age village
  • What life was like during the Bronze Age and Iron Ages

 

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to create our own prehistoric cave paintings
  • How to make and decorate pottery, based on one of the periods we have explored

 

In Technology we’ll be finding out:

  • About the types of foods that the first farmers would have grown
  • How we can update the dishes that the early settlers may have eaten

 

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • How we can work together to learn new skills and achieve our goals

 

Teaching in a thematic way, the national curriculum requirements of English, Maths, Science, RE and Music will be  interwoven with our topic learning. In English we will be looking at a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts and developing our understanding of spellings, punctuation and grammar. In Numeracy, we will be developing and applying the number system, securing numerical fluency and calculating. We will also be exploring fractions, measure, statistics and understanding geometry (properties of shape).

We already know the interest you take in your child’s work. If you can, please discuss with your child the work they have done as the term progresses and let them teach you.

 

If your child has some work to research, please help them, but without actually doing the work. If you have the chance to further their interest in the ideas of this theme please take it, but your enthusiasm and interest is most important.

 

 

PE

PE kits (sky blue polo-top with school badge, plain royal blue shorts, trainers, royal blue track suit) should be kept in school all week in case of timetable changes.  For health and safety reasons earrings and watches should be removed for all PE lessons and long hair must be tied up.

 

Homework

This term in Year 3 we will send a homework folder home which contains a reading record and spelling practice booklet.

 

Reading                                        

Please read with your child every night for 10-15 minutes and make comments in the reading record.   

 

Curriculum activity                            

Given out on Wednesday - Returned on Monday

 

Doodlemaths                                       

The children will have daily questions to answer.

 

Spelling/ Mental Maths

Given out on Friday - Returned on Wednesday

 

Swimming

On a Wednesday morning the children will have their swimming lessons at Hatfield swimming centre. Their swimming kits will need to be in school every Wednesday morning and they will go home the same day for washing and drying.

 

If you have any concerns, or questions regarding your child, please do not hesitate to come and speak to me any day after school or make an appointment at the school office.

 

Kind regards,

 

Mrs Patis

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