In Class 3 we are focusing on independence as we settle into a new class and a new stage of our journey at St John's. The children are expected to demonstrate independence in all areas of the curriculum and show resilience and determination when they find things challenging.
In R.E. we will be studying the Sacrament of Reconciliation and building up to Easter. Children will prepare their own collective worship in groups. They will learn how to locate specific Bible verses, ask questions and discuss these in group and whole class activities.
In English, we will be studying Stig of the Dump and The Iron Man. We will be continuing to expand our range of sentence openers and begin to use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.
Spellings will continue to be sent home on Tuesdays and tested each following Tuesday. In class we will continue to look at spelling patterns and a wider range of suffixes and prefixes.
In Mathematics we will be focusing on multiplication and division in the early parts of the term before moving onto money, shape and finally fractions. The children will be expected to develop instant recall of all times tables in the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 times tables and to be able to apply this knowledge in multiplication and division questions involving two and three digit numbers.
We will be exploring different types of rocks and soils and classifying them in different ways. The children will develop an understanding of metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary rocks and how each are formed. We will also learn about fossils, including how they are created, how they are discovered and what we can learn from them.
In History we will be increasing our knowledge and understanding of the past by studying 'The Stone Age'. Early in the term we will further develop our understanding of chronology and duration. The Stone Age covers a huge period of time and includes the Ice Age so it will be important to maintain our awareness of the wider chronology throughout. We will find out about how early man developed to become farmers. Our work will include studying Skara Brae and Stonehenge.
Our attention is now moving down to look at what lies beneath our feet. We will learn about the layers of the Earth and different phenomena caused by the heat and pressure below the Earth's crust. The children will learn about tectonic plates and how their movement can cause extreme geological happenings including earthquakes and volcanoes
P.E. and Games
Work planned for P.E. will include dance choreographed and performed in conjunction with our work on Rocks, soils, earthquakes and volcanoes.
In Games we will be developing our understanding and abilities in net/wall games.
In Computing we will be reinforcing online safety skills and how to use technology responsibly. The children will use Purple Mash to continue developing their coding skills.
In Design Technology we will be looking at which foods keep us healthy and designing a healthy meal.