This is a fantastic term as the children begin a new creative curriculum topic on the theme of ‘Our Moving Earth’.
This topic is always enjoyed immensely by the children, due to the fact that we explore natural disasters and then concentrate on volcanoes; where they are in the world and the effects they and other disasters have on us. Finally, at the end of the unit, the children will participate in their own explosions with the volcanoes that they make at school. This topic links to our science and the study of rocks and soils in this term and in term four, the children will study plants.
Within design technology the children will create an emergency aid box, a volcano and using mouldable materials; a body cast. This in turn, is also linked to aspects of our Religious Education teachings and PSHCE.
Please also watch this space for forthcoming information on our school trip to the Natural History Museum in London on the 5th of April 2019.
Dates for your diary:
Fossil immersion in class with a ‘real life palaeontologist’ – 27th February 2019
Class Assembly – Thursday 21st March 2019 – 2:30pm.
However, if you have any concerns or problems in the meantime, then please do not hesitate to contact me or Mrs Gerrard.
Homework will be given out, which is one task linked to our curriculum, on a Wednesday and it is to be handed in on the forthcoming Monday. Learning logs are not given out in the holidays. The expectations are that the children spend approximately half an hour on their task and give in work that is complete, neat and shows good effort.
Additionally, your child is expected to read throughout the week and this needs to be recorded in their pupil handbook which in turn, needs to come into school daily.
Your child will have weekly spellings to learn that are a mixture of words pupils frequently use in their writing and those which they often misspell, along with statutory spelling words from the National Curriculum's years 3 & 4 requirements. Your child will receive their spellings on a Friday and tested the following week.