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Homework term 3

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Term 3 already! Where does the time go?

So new Term means new learning and topics. This term our learning will centre around our key text, 'The London Eye Mystery' by Siobhan Dowd. Set in London, the story centres around Kat and Ted, sister and brother, who must solve the mystery of their missing cousin who mysteriously vanished after taking a trip on the London Eye.


Literacy - throughout the term we shall engage in a range of activities including diary writing, recounts, writing in role as a character, hot seating, poetry and much more. We are proud of our children's progression with their writing and encourage them to write as much as possible.


Maths - over the course of this term we will be learning written and mental methods for division and multiplication, including grid method, short multiplication and chunking. We are regularly testing the class on their times tables with a view to having them reach the expected level by the end of this year. Children all have maths passports with a range of targets to hit after which they receive their postcard for that particular country. We will also be looking at decimals and fractions. They love it!


Science - our theme this term is Forces so it's all about air and water resistance, gravity and Sir Isaac Newton, friction and balanced or unbalanced forces. The children will engage in a number of activities and investigations, testing theories and answering questions.


Geography - this term we are comparing places, London and Quito, capital cities of England and Ecuador. We shall be considering the similarities and differences between these two diverse cities, both human and physical.


RE - we shall be learning about Judaism and the beliefs and traditions of this age old religion. Do you know the difference between your Bar and your Bat Mitzvah? Your Tallit and your Yad?


Forest School - we have begun this term by attempting to light fires (check out the pictures)

We have two more sessions this term, 25/1 and 8/2.


Trumpets - Fox class are lucky enough to be able to learn how to play the trumpet every Wednesday with Mr Driscoll. I have been present for most of these sessions and they have certainly improved over the course of the term! no


Art/DT - Mrs Ilett will be continuing to teach these lessons and she has some fun activities planned including designing and making famous landmarks with moving parts (cams)


PE - this term is all about Hockey so please make sure the children bring their PE kits which is now on a Monday afternoon.


Remember I'm happy to take suggestions or answer any questions about what we are up to now and in the future. You know where I live surprise

Check out some of the other items on our page including some of the photos of children working hard and enjoying themselves of course!

Forest school halloween theme forest art and shelters

Forest school lighting fires

Children in Need day

Children in Need day 1
Children in Need day 2
Children in Need day 3
Children in Need day 4