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Year 3-Ahlberg Class

 

Welcome back to the Autumn Term!

 

Welcome back to The Spring term and our new Topic.   

 

Over the next four weeks Ahlberg class will be following a unit of work called `How humans work’

 

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 Science, Technology and International.

 

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • That we need light in order to see
  • How human teeth compare to animal teeth
  • How our body uses food and water
  • How our heart works to keep us alive
  • All about skeletons and muscles
  • About the human life cycle
  • Why exercise is good for us
  • How tobacco and alcohol harm the body
  • Which foods keep us healthy and why

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to plan and prepare a healthy meal

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About people’s health problems
  • If we can improve the health of the world's children

Teaching in a thematic way, the national curriculum requirements of english, maths, science, RE, French 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.

 

Show your child how to brush, floss and take care of their teeth. Help your child to find out how the heart works and how their pulse is a measure of how hard their heart is working. Discuss as a family, how you can eat healthily and get lots of exercise.

 

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

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.

 

Please continue to support your children to become independent and reflective learners. Remind them that homework must be in on time every time and of our EPOW (Every Piece of Work) matters pledge.

 

If you have any queries please do pop in and see me at the end of the day or arrange an appointment via the school office.

Kind regards

 

Mrs Patis

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