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					                                                                   Preston Candover

                                                                   Church of England Primary School

                                                                   Preston Candover

                                                                   Basingstoke RG25 2EE




                                                                   Telephone 01256 389278

                                                                   Facsimile 01256 389178

Headteacher Mrs C M Harris BEd MSc

4 May 2011


Dear Parents

Class 3 Owls Summer Term Topics
We hope you had a good Easter break and enjoyed the Royal Wedding. Here is a brief outline of what we hope
to cover in Class 3 this term.

Literacy
We are looking at dialogue and plays, language play, explanations and informative texts. There will also be
group spellings and a spelling test is given on Wednesdays when the children also bring their new word lists
home.

Maths
We are working with number-counting, partitioning and calculating, using addition, subtraction, multiplication,
and division. We will be working with shape, measures, handling data and problem solving. There are weekly
times tables tests on Wednesdays, and if appropriate, children are given the next times table to learn. Maths
homework as usual comes home on a Thursday.

Science/Design Technology
Our main topic is science-based. Helping plants grow well. Identifying the requirements of plants, investigating
how much water a plant needs to grow well and growing and using plants from our allotment.
Within the topic we will be making and evaluating seed packets in Design Technology.

ICT
We will be using the Internet, drawing gardens using Dazzle+ and using the program Badger Trails.

Art
In Art we are making pictures using a natural palette, appreciating and working in the same vein as Van Gogh,
designing and making magical plants and creating amazing creatures from trees as a basis.

Religious Education
Our first concept based unit on Initiation Ceremonies will be incorporated into the first main topic.
Food Technology
In Food Technology, we will be constructing salads. Choosing the vegetables and making dressings. May
we please have a donation of £1.50 towards the cost. Thank you.

Dance
We are working on Improvisation to a poem called The Field.

Geography
Our second topic is geography based. We are working on the Thengapalli project (sustaining environments)
based on life in an Indian village. Within this topic we will have our global awareness week.

Religious Education
Our last topic is RE based – the Hindu Festival of Raksha Bandhan – celebrating the love between brothers
and sisters.

Finally, we have Trail Blazers week at the end of term, where we make even more use of our outside
environment.

PE
In PE we are taking part in Athletics and creative games.

PSHE
We are looking at changes in our lives, what makes things dangerous and how to look after our bodies.

Music
Our music is planned and taught by Mrs Gent, our music specialist.

In MFL we continue to study French and the country of France.

Please continue to help your child by hearing them read regularly, helping them to learn spellings and tables
and encouraging them with their maths homework.

If you could spare us any time to hear readers on a weekly or fortnightly basis, we would be very grateful.
Also, if any gardeners could spare an occasional afternoon to help with our allotment, we would be very
grateful.

Yours sincerely

Mrs M Avis and Mrs J Ebner
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                                             Class 3 Owls Food Technology

Name …………………………………………………… I enclose £1.50 towards cooking and tasting.

                                          Signed ………………………………………..                                                Parent

				
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