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Spring Term Curriculum Overview

Spring Term - Homework Menu

WB Monday 29th January, 2024.

 

A packed week in Year 3 this week!

 

Highlights included: 

- Using clay to create archaeological finds in History

- Chopping and peeling in DT

- Draft writing non-chronological reports about Spencer Morris

- A Maths lesson taught by Mr Sweeney (who allowed us to write on tables with whiteboard pens!)

- Finding out how to make a composter (we're now in search for worms for next week!)

- Practising pentatonic melodies on glockenspiels in Music

 

Using clay to create archaeological finds

Peeling and Chopping in DT

Playing pentatonic melodies on glockenspiels in Music

WB Monday 22nd January, 2024.

 

A very productive week in Wren Class with pupils really growing in confidence in measuring perimeter in Maths and feeling more familiar with our new texts in English. The longer days are already noticeable and it's been great to enjoy the warmer and dryer weather at playtimes. 

 

Highlights this week included:

- Being Archaeologists in History

- Perfecting balances in PE

- Looking at our completed, mounted and displayed artwork in the school gallery

- Continuing to find out about fossils in Science

 

Don't forget to bring back in your clip for Film Night by Wednesday 31st January - it should be great fun! 

Being Archaeologists in History

Balancing in PE

Completed artwork in the school gallery

Fossils in Science

WB Monday 15th January, 2024.

 

A fantastic, packed second week of Spring Term, Wren Class. 

 

It was great, this week, to enjoy some free computing time as a treat for completing the peg plate. Well done for working so well as a class in Autumn Term, resulting in the 24 pegs being turned around! 

 

In Maths, as well as continuing with 'Measure', fine motor and problem-solving skills were needed to solve some tricky Tangram puzzles (see photos below). 

 

On Wednesday afternoon, we enjoyed a visit from Spencer Morris who we followed in Autumn Term as he travelled to Antarctica aboard the RRS Sir David Attenborough. It was great to hear about his expedition in person and to try out some knot tying skills. 

 

The Art gallery is now complete! Please do pop into the main school hall after school on Wednesday 24th January to see the children's completed work - it looks amazing! 

 

Peg treat!

Tangram puzzles

Visit from Spencer Morris

WB Monday 8th January, 2024.

 

Happy New Year! Welcome back to Year 3. 

 

Well done for being amazingly flexible with the unexpected school closure on Monday. You settled back in so smoothly on Tuesday and have shown a great 'can do attitude' in your learning. 

 

On Tuesday, Mr Sweeney introduced the whole school to our new school rules. At Stretham Community Primary School we aspire to: 

- Be Ready

- Be Respectful 

- Be Safe

Pupils have responded very positively to these new statements and are already rising to these aspirations. 

 

We have started lots of new units of work this week which you can read about in the Topic Web attached above.

 

New reading books have also been sent home along with library books which can be brought in on THURSDAYS each week to be changed. 

Artwork for Babylon Gallery

Sorting Rocks in Science

WB Monday 11th December, 2023.

 

The final full week of Autumn Term included: 

- Completing our Maths unit - Multiplication and Division A

- Preparing to present a Christmas story at the church service next week

- Assessing our SPaG understanding for Autumn Term

- Completing our History unit 'Cradles of Civilisation', our Geography unit 'Mountains' and our R&W unit 'More Hindu Stories'

- Looking at 'Calming and Relaxing' techniques in PSHE to help regulate emotions

- Carrying out a forces experiment to see which surface creates the most friction and completing an end-of-unit assessment in Science

- Using cameras in Computing to practise our stop animation skills

 

It was also an absolute delight to be the first audience for the KS1 nativity which brought back fond memories from last year. 

 

Looking forward to a final 3 days of Autumn term next week including our rehearsal and service at St James' Church and the Christmas Lunch! 

 

WB Monday 4th December, 2023.

 

It's beginning to look (and feel) at lot like Christmas! This week's highlights included: 

 

- Completing PIRA (Reading) and PUMA (Maths) assessments

- Using our 'inner voice' in PSHE to build ourselves up

- Attending the Panto 'Mother Goose' in Cambridge

- Wearing our Christmas jumpers and taking part in the Santa Dash

- Joining up with Year 4 (Robin Class) for Maths and English on Friday

 

Next week is our final FULL week of school this term - it's going to be a good one smiley

Mathematical Imaginings

Using our inner voices in PSHE

Partner work with Robin Class