Welcome to 3VW!
In 3VW the class teacher is Mrs Wilkinson and the teaching assistant is Mrs Mahmood.
In 3VW the homework is set at the start of every half term and will be collected in on the last week of the half term. On the homework sheet are a range of activities that link to the topics covered in class. The activities can be completed in any order and at any time in your homework book. A copy of the homework grid for the half term can also be found on the link above. You will be rewarded for any homework activities that are completed and returned on time.
You will be given a reading book to take home. Please aim to read at least 3 times a week and ask an adult to sign your reading record to show us what you have done. Reading books will be changed twice a week if needed. As adults in school do try to listen to readers regularly, please could reading books be returned to school each day so we can do this.
Our PE day is Thursday. Children will need a PE kit to remain in school, which they will get changed into for lessons. Their PE kit is a white t-shirt, black shorts or tracksuit bottoms and black pumps. We will be doing Spanish with Senorita Valero on Wednesdays. We will also be taking part in Forest school activities this year, which we will inform you about when we know more details.
Should you wish to complete any extra work whilst at home, there are a few websites that you can use. All the class have a login for Purple Mash, Times Table Rock Star, Spelling Shed, LBQ and IDL. Once set up, these logins will be stuck in the front of their homework book should you need them. You will find the links to these websites at the bottom of the page.
In English this half term we are going to be completing work around a warning tale called "The Caravan." We will also be exploring the features of a biography written about Roald Dahl. We will then use these features to write our own biography about the famous paleontologist, Mary Anning.
In Maths we will be learning how to use formal column methods for multiplication and division. Any extra practice learning their multiplication tables at home would benefit children greatly, with a focus on their x3, x4 and x8. We will also be starting work on fractions.
In Geography we are learning about the North-West region. We will explore the names of the counties and cities in the region, as well as important physical features.
In Science we will be learning about rocks and soils. We will learn about the three different types of natural rock (igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic) as well as how they are each formed. We will also be investigating the properties of different rocks.
In Music we will be learning about a famous sitar player and composer from India called Ravi Shankar. We will listen to a piece of his music and use this to help us compose our own.
In PE we will be working on athletics and will practice different types of throw that might be used in athletics events. We will also work to improve our jumping and running technique.
Our topic in PSHE education this term is Changing Me. This unit forms part of our Health education and looks at how children have changed already as well as giving them the opportunity to discuss future changes.
We are really looking forward to the rest of the term and teaching you all!