Welcome to Kingfishers Class!
Welcome to Kingfishers class, taught by Miss Moore and supported by Mrs Burns. We are looking forward to an exciting year of learning!
This term the whole school topic is ‘Chard.’ In Year 3, we will be looking at the development of railways in History, focusing on our enquiry question ‘How did the railways change Chard?’ We will share our learning with you before Christmas, where the outcome will be a model railway of what Chard and its station was like in 1905. In order to find out, we will be visiting Chard Museum to look at photographs, visiting The Factory Shop, which is where the old train station was, and we will be visited by people who used Chard station and travelled by train. This will link to our Manor Court 48 experience this half term, which is to ride on a steam train.
In English we’ll be starting with the story ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. We will also study the books ‘How to train a train’, ‘The Railway Children’ and the poem ‘From a Railway Carriage.’ By the end of the term, we’ll have gathered lots of information about Trains in preparation for some brilliant information texts telling you everything you need to know about the Railways. In Mathematics, we will begin by looking at place value before examining strategies to add and subtract. We will also be continuing to develop our times tables knowledge. In Year 3, the focus is on learning the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.
In Science, our focus is ‘Light’. We shall be carrying out fair investigations, for example, finding out which are the best reflective materials for a book bag, what is the best material for black-out curtains and we will discover how shadows are formed. In Religious Education we will be focussing on the religion of Christianity and the importance of the Bible. We will visit St Mary’s Church, next door to the school. We will be taking part in our Harvest Festival at the church too.
Mr Jackson will be continuing to teach PE, this year on a Wednesday and a Friday, Mrs Morton will teach Art and Mrs Gomes will teach Portuguese, as they all did in Year 2.
It is important that your child reads at home at least 5 times a week. This can include weekends. It can include reading to siblings, other family members and known friends too. Alongside reading, there will be weekly homework consisting of Spelling, Maths and/or Grammar. The children will have work books to complete set pages from. If your child is struggling to complete their homework, we can provide space and time in school. There is also the weekly Homework Club on a Monday after school, run by Mrs Terry. Please see the Office or speak to me if this is an option you would like to pursue.
I am looking forward to a busy year ahead with Kingfishers!