Team 3 2019 - 2020
Our topic this term in Team 3 is... What's below the surface?
Welcome to Team 3! In our learning this term we will be exploring what lies beneath the surface of our Earth and our ocean. Our first text 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura will guide our learning all about the Stone Age. We will discover how archaelogists dig below the surface to find out so much about life so long ago and how daily life changed from the early Stone Age all the way through to the Iron Age in Britain. We have a very exciting trip planned to Norton Priory Museum to discover more and brilliant art and DT projects planned too! In Science, we will also learn about rocks, including how they were used in the Stone Age. In the second half-term, we will dive below the surface of the ocean with our text 'Big Blue Whale' by Nicola Davies- learning about the geography of Earth through the migration of whales. We will consider our daily impact of what lies beneath our oceans and write a persuasive article for the protection of the blue whale. Our Maths learning this term will focus on multiplication, division, measurement and fractions.
A regular day in Team 3...
8:40 Doors open for morning challenges
9:50 Snack break
10:00 English (or guided reading)
11:00 Morning break
11:15 SPaG/ Handwriting/ DEAR time
13:00 Afternoon learning (History, Geography, Art, Music, DT, PE and Science)
15:00 Shared reading
15:15 Home time
PE will take place each Thursday. To ensure your child can fully take part in these activities, please make sure that the full P.E kit of pumps or trainers, a red or white t-shirt and black or white shorts are named and kept in school. Our swimming lessons will start from 13th February for 9 weeks.
We feel that it is extremely important for children to read as much as possible at home as it has a significant impact on both their reading and writing as well as understanding of many topics across the curriculum. Children should read five times per week for 10 minutes each time. Reading diaries will be checked each Friday and children will be given regular opportunities to change their books in school as well as order library books that they would like to read.
Children are expected to play regularly on TTRockstars to improve their times tables as well as practise their number skills at home and should also practise their spellings regularly.
If you ever have any questions about your child's learning or would like any advice about home learning, please do not hestitiate to pop in and have a chat- our door is always open!
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