Miss Moore and Mrs Stoodley
Hello from Kingfishers Class! Kingfishers is taught by Miss Moore and supported by Miss Bilboe.
Our enquiry question for this term will be “Was a Stone Age child healthier than a 21st century child?” We will be investigating changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age and looking at sources to see how life has changed since prehistoric times. Later in the term, we will go on a trip to Stonehenge, to see a real Neolithic monument and learn about life for the first farmers, as well as finding out what they ate, what they wore and have a peek inside their houses!
In English, we will be starting with the book How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson. Using this text, we will write our own instructions for taking care of a prehistoric beast, before moving on to a graphic novel style text by amazing author/illustrator Marcia Williams. In Maths we will be learning formal written methods for multiplication and division, before moving on to fractions, money, and statistics.
In Science, we will be learning all about plants until half term, when we will start our animals including humans unit. We will find out what plants need to grow, how water is transported around a plant and have a go at growing our own food. After half-term, we will find out how muscles work, what our different organs do and what would happen if we didn’t have a skeleton! In Religious Education, we will learn about Judaism and explore the Covenant made between God and Abraham.
PE will be taught on Wednesdays and Fridays. For PE lessons, please make sure your child has suitable clothing for both indoor and outdoor PE sessions. On Friday afternoons, children who have signed up will head to the pool in Chard for swimming lessons. Portuguese will continue to be taught by Mrs Gomes.
Kingfishers class will have homework set weekly on a Friday, and to be collected the following Thursday. We also expect children to read 5 times a week and have their reading records signed by an adult at home to show this. If it is difficult for your child to do homework at home, time and space can be made in school for them to complete it. Please email the Year 3 email address – Y3@manorcourt.ppat365.org if this is an option you would like to pursue.
We are looking forward to a second great term of learning!