Welcome to Class Three!

Our topic this term is.....

Europe

Spring term is already upon us and we have another busy and exciting term planned in Class 3. Our first topic of 2017 will be geography based as we we look at Europe and discover names, locations, features of European countries and capitals and become more familiar with our European neighbours.  As always,  if you have any resources, artifacts or knowledge that you feel you could share with us regarding our topic this term - then please let us know! 

 

Literacy this half term will compliment our art work as we develop our journalistic writing skills to promote and advertise the European Countries we have chosen.  Using persuasive skills and stylistic writing features, our children will create our own Boynton Travel Brochure using ICT!  

As always, our continued emphasis will be grammar, spellings, punctuation and reading through daily practice and weekly guided reading sessions.   

 Numeracy will address the new specified curriculum for Year 5 and 6 children incorporating the units of number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measurements, geometry, statistics, algebra, ratio and proportion.

Extra SAT's practice will be taking place on a weekly basis for our Y6 children. 

 Geography/History - with maps at the ready, we will identify the location of countries and cities within Europe using Ordnance Survey symbols and 6 figure grid references.  We will be looking at how countries are similar and dissimilar in relation to their human and physical features and in the latter part of the term focus on famous rivers and mountainous regions.  

Art - will be collage based this term as we look at the techniques of Picasso and create a European landscape by layering images and photographs of famous landmarks, monuments and people.  Our skills of design, precision cutting and placement will be put to the test! 

Science - during this term we will investigate 'Properties and Changes of Materials' as we learn the differences between a variety of materials and how materials can be mixed and dissolved and reversibly and irreversibly changed.  Our unit on 'Changing Circuits' will consolidate our knowledge of electricity and explore how to change the brightness of a bulb and the speed of a motor.   Many opportunities for practical skills, hands on research and investigations to help develop our understanding of the physical side of science. 

Music will see us continue to develop our guitar playing skills as we work to produce a repertoire of pieces.  We will also concentrate on composing this term and develop our understanding of musical notation to compose, play and sing along to our own scores.  

P.S.H.C.E over the course of the term will address issues around 'The Game of Life' which allows children to explore and discuss the choices we make in our lives and how we can help ourselves when we faced with life's decisions. Class circle time discussions provide children with an opportunity to discuss issues that are important to them and address what constitutes 'British Values' including democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance. 

P.E this term will see the children developing and strengthening their skills, coordination and techniques in basketball and netball . By focusing on strength, control and balance - the children will learn to work cooperatively and develop passing, dribbling, shooting, attacking and defending skills whilst working as part of a team.        

French this term will focus upon the 'French Culture' as the children develop their understanding of the language by speaking and listening and reading and writing.   Through games, activities and role play, the children will also learn about the culture and traditions of France in context of their learning.  

 

 We really appreciate your support by encouraging your child to read at least 4 times a week, to practice their spellings and to complete their homework and return it back to school on the hand in date.  Many thanks.

 

Our 'WW2' topic last term was described by the children as 'emotional', 'fascinating' and 'exciting' and we produced some wonderful work which can be seen in the classroom, the corridors and in our books.  Feel free to come and look at our outstanding work!   

Here are a few photos from last term and our 'WW2' topic......