Year 3 – Waterhouse – Mr Padley
Welcome to Waterhouse’s Class Page!
The Waterhouse class team consists of Mr Padley and Mrs Wengenmair.
It’s been a very exciting start to our school year so far in Waterhouse class and we’re hoping that the spring term is not less eventful and educational.
Now that the first half of the spring term has begun I thought a quick update to the next few weeks would be appropriate so you know exactly what is going on in the classroom.
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.
Waterhouse class’s PE sessions are every Tuesday and alternative Thursdays. During this term we are going to continue building on our skills towards playing basketball. During the summer term, we will 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
Spelling homework will also be set 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 and a house point will also be awarded for attaining full marks when tested.
It is very important to continue listening to your child read, once a day if possible. Asking your child questions about the text as they read will enable you to see if your child has understood their book. Regular reading is the key that will unlock a world of opportunities for your child.
Waterhouse class have had an absolutely fantastic set of trips so far this year. Particularly our mainland trips to Stonehenge and Chichester to see The Wizard of Oz! The next trips that we have planned are a trip to Dinosaur Isle as fossils link to our science work on rocks and a summer term trip to the Brading Roman Villa that will link into our future topic of Romans.