Toucans


We are a Year 3 class and our Teacher is Mr. Thomas. Mrs. Johnston & Mrs. Hill are our TAs.

This week in Toucan Class (12/01/18):
This week in Toucan Class we have continued to about Equality and Diversity. We’ve discussed reasons why some people are treated unfairly and what we can do to change this. We have also looked at a range of books and discussed the balance between boy and girl characters and their roles. In English we have been writing scripts and in maths we have begun to look at telling the time. In P.E. we have started tennis and we have looked at how we can monitor our health and fitness.

Learner of the Week (12/01/18):
Our learner of the week is Emma for her enthusiasm and determination in Maths when telling the time.

Curriculum:
Term 3 Topic: Mega Movie Makers (January 2018 – February 2018)

English: We will be looking at play scripts, paragraphs and possessive apostrophes.
Maths: We will continue looking at our 4 operations as well as measuring in cm, m, g, kg, ml and l.
Science:We are going to be exploring light and sound.
Computing: We will be contributing to our class blog on a range of computing topics.
Geography: We will be studying local maps and looking at human and physical aspects of them.
History: We are going to be looking at influential people of the 20th century.
PSHE: We are going to focus on equality.
Art/Design: We will be looking at a range of different painting styles and types of paint.
Music: We are going to be looking at performing reggae songs using a range of percussion.
P.E: We will be looking at different balances in gymnastics and invasion games in outdoor P.E.

Spellings:
Week 15/01/18:

Home Learning:
Home Learning is now due in on a Friday – The first of which is due 19/01/18.
This our menu for the Spring Term:

Don’t forget there is a home learning club after school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

 

Reading Related Activities Book:
This book can stay at home and be used as little or as much as you would like.
It is due in on these dates so that we can check and share what has been done: 02/02/18, 23/03/18, 18/05/18 & 13/07/18

Maths Passports:
Next to each skill, there are three columns to date (MM/YY). The first box is for the pupil to date when they think they have achieved the skill. The second box is for an adult at home to date when they have seen the child achieve this skill. The third box is for the teacher to use when they have verified that the skill has been achieved.


Below is a link to a Maths Passports Guide that we use in all year groups to ensure that Passport Skills are assessed consistently across the school. This resource should help you to assess each of the skills as they would be in the classroom. Where there is reference made to an ‘attached task’, these are also included here to help you.

Maths Passports Guide
Maths Passport Attached Tasks

P.E:
We have outdoor P.E on a Wednesday and indoor on a Thursday.
Please make sure your child has the appropriate clothing on these days.

Class Monitors:
iPad – Alfie

Useful Links/ Websites:
Spellings – Spelling Section from the 2014 English National Curriculum
Spellings – The Year 3 & 4 National Curriculum Word List 

Grammar – Grammar Section from the 2014 English National Curriculum 
Grammar – Year 3 Grammar Expectations
English – Topmarks – Spelling and Grammar games.
Maths – Mathletics – Your child’s login details are stuck inside their Reading Record.
Maths – Topmarks Practice your number skills here.