Year 3 – Morris – Ms Slesenger
The Morris class team comprises of myself, (Mrs Slesenger,) Mrs Wengenmair, the year 3 classroom assistant.
Morris class’s PE sessions are every Tuesday and alternative Thursday’s.
During the autumn term we visit the Waterside pool for a 10 week block of swimming lessons. The lessons are delivered by the Waterside team of qualified swimming instructors.
Maths homework will be set on a Thursday and will be due in on the following Tuesday. House points will be awarded for homework that is complete, and produced to a high standard.
Spelling homework will be set weekly on a Thursday, and tested on the following Thursday. Spellings will be written on a separate sheet (not in homework books) and will be handed in to me by your child, so that they can collect a house point for completed spelling homework. A house point will also be awarded for attaining full marks when tested.
Children will also be working on their ‘common exception words.’ These will be in the form of Teddy bears, Tortoises or Rocket spellings. As your child progresses they will be checked and moved onto the next level.
It is still very important to continue listening to your child read, once a day if possible. Asking questions about the text that has been read will enable you to see if your child has understood their book.
Remember reading is KEY!
Spring Term 2020
We’ve had a fantastic start to our maths work looking at place value, additional and subtraction, shape, measure and time. Over the course of this half term we are going to be looking in depth at fractions, multiplication and division.
Waterhouse class has come up with some outstanding work using the rich texts that we have introduced them to. The books include Stig of the Dump, Fantastic Mr Fox and Stone Age Boy. Over this half term we are going to be looking at some brilliant books such as Tell me a Dragon for some poetry writing and How to Train Dragon to help support some instruction writing.
With the start of a new term we are going to be looking at a new topic. This topic has already caused a lot of excitement in the classroom as we are looking at volcanoes! We will be studying what they are, what causes a volcanic eruption and looking at some famous volcanoes from around the world.
Over the last term we had a great time learning all about the human body and how magnets work. Over the course of this half term we are going to be looking in depth at rocks. This links directly with our topic work on volcanoes as we will be study different types of rocks, how they’re formed and what their different properties are.
This term we shall be visiting Dinosaur Isle, which links to our Science topic of Rocks. Children shall become fossil hunters, and will walk in the footsteps of the palaeontologist Mary Anning.