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BALLIOL LOWER SCHOOL TERMLY LETTER Year 3 - Autumn Term 2012 LITERACY NUMERACY This term our literacy lessons will Children will focus on: focus on settings, information texts and *Understanding number – place value, poetry. Children are encouraged to read sequences etc. regularly at home and we should be grateful *Mathematical reasoning if parents would support their child by *Problem solving spending a few minutes every day listening to them. Your child has brought home a letter *Shape explaining our new reading system. *Handling data *Measurement P.E During PE lessons children will be *Properties of position and movement playing Cricket and practising their ball skills. Please could appropriate indoor and outdoor *Operations and the relationships named PE kit be provided (see overleaf for between them our PE days). P.H.S.E/SEAL ICT As well as thinking about ‘Going for Goals‘, Children will develop a wide range of children will also be thinking about skills using programmes such as Word relationships in ‘New Beginnings’ and PowerPoint. ‘Home, Near and Far’ GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, MUSIC DT AND ART During our topic the children will be During the first half of the term children undertaking various projects including will be learning about Kempston and its a photo frame, a woven bookmark and environs. As well as thinking about current an African mask. land use, they will be looking at how Kempston has changed throughout history. If anyone has a story to tell or local historical objects that they are prepared to share with us, we would be very grateful. FRENCH We will then move on to studying France and Over the course of the term, Africa, particularly focussing on Kenya children will be learning greetings and and how it is so different from what life is numbers to 20. like in Kempston. At the end of the term the children will spend some time learning about the geography and culture of France and will have the opportunity to perform a short nativity play in French. GENERAL INFORMATION AND IMPORTANT DATES Beech Willow Homework Reading – please comment in the home-school diary (10 mins). Spelling – Practise each night, check with a test on Fridays (5 mins) Times Tables – The intention is that all children will confidently know their 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables by the time they go into Year 4 (5 mins) Take Home Tasks are sent out on Friday s and should be returned by the following Wednesday. It is an expectation that these tasks are completed and forms part of the Home/School agreement that we have. P.E Tuesday and Thursday Tuesday and Thursday Library Wednesday Monday Parent As usual, we would appreciate help with listening to Helpers children read, accompanying school trips and the benefit of any other skills (e.g. cooking, crafts) that you would be prepared to share with us. Please let us know if you can help! School During the first half of the term we will escorting the children around the local community looking at various sites Trips and buildings associated with Kempston’s past. In the second half of the topic we will be arranging a visit from a group to enhance our learning about Africa.
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