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Autumn Term 2 2018 Beech Class newsletter

Welcome back, I hope you have all had a restful half term holiday. I am really pleased with how the class has settled in during their first term in year 3 and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of them. We have already had so much fun  learning together including, visiting Headcorn airfield, writing letters to Mr Willy Wonka, drawing our shadows during our light and dark topic in Science and much more.

In English this term we will be exploring instruction writing and poetry. This will include some class performances incorporating drama to help make the children’s learning more memorable.

This term in Maths we will be completing our topic on addition and subtraction and moving on to  focusing on multiplication and division. We will be using many different resources to help understand each concept. Whilst exploring a variety of methods the children will be required to use their problem solving and reasoning to break down word problems and develop a concrete understanding of the topic.

Our Topic this term is WW2 however we will be continuing WW1 as well with an exciting WW1 interactive workshop which will take place on the 8th November. The children will become more familiar with the timeline of events, the blitz, evacuees, D-day and the role of women-including significant women such as Anne Frank. This is a topical subject to be learning about with remembrance day approaching and I hope the children enjoy it!

Other important information…Please ensure that PE kits are in school every day as we may sometimes change the timetable or do additional lessons. Any children without PE kits or appropriate footwear will not be able to participate in the lesson.

All homework is due in on Mondays please. They will have a new grid every term and need to choose one homework from the grid per week, as well as completing one page in their maths workbooks and one page in their times table books. I still strongly suggest that children practise their times tables and spellings at home as often as possible.

If the children have anything they would like to show to the rest of the class related to any of our class topics e.g WW2 or Rocks, they can bring it in on Fridays to present during ‘show and tell’ in the afternoon. This helps develop their confidence in performing as well as allowing them to share their knowledge surrounding the topics.


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