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**Monday January 13th - POSTPONED! Trip To The Year 3 Natural History Museum **

IPC PROJECT FOR SPRING 1 - FEEL THE FORCE & ACTIVE PLANET

Entry Point:  The children will be taking part in a tug-of-war competition! How long should the rope be? Should shorter/taller children be at the front/back of the rope? Will other classes joining in make a difference? We will have to see!

Exit Point:  Wednesday 12thFebruary, 9am - 10am. Please come to school to see your child’s learning.

Trip: Date to be confirmed - Natural History Museum

  • Science

    We will be able to:

    • Conduct simple scientific investigations relating to rocks and forces
    • Compare rocks according to similarities and differences, and compare common materials and objects according to their properties

    We will know:

    • About magnets and magnetic and non-magnetic materials
    • That forces can have direction, and that forces differ in size
    • The effects of friction

    We will understand:

    • That different materials are suited for different purposes
  • Geography

    We will be able to:

    • Use geographical terms, e.g. volcano, earthquake, mountain, tectonic plates
    • Make maps to learn more about our world, especially Northern Wales and Southern Italy
    • Ask and answer questions about geographical and environmental features

    We will know:

    • How particular localities have been affected by natural features and processes e.g countries on plates

    We will understand:

    That the quality of the environment can be improved

  • Technology

    We will be able to:

    • Design protective clothing 
    • Be able to identify what makes a building strong
    • Design and create a marble run
  • Art

    We will be able to:

    • Use art as a means of self expression focusing on hot and cold colours
  • MUSIC

    We will be able to:

    • Compose simple pieces to create intended effects focusing on pictures
    • Choose sounds and instruments which are appropriate for this task
  • Maths

     

    Please help your child to know the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables.

    We will also be working hard to learn more about:

    • Four operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
    • Fractions
    • Measurement - money, length and perimeter
    • To be able to solve word problems using the four operations 
  • English

    We will be using the adventure story ‘Escape from Pompeii’ to inspire us; giving us historical context using detailed descriptions and beautiful illustrations.

    We will be thinking about how to start our sentences in different ways, and how to use adjectives and conjunctions to extend our writing. 

  • statutory SPELLING LISTS

  • IMPORTANT DATES

  • Home Learning

    Home learning tasks are set every week :

    Task: Given out: Due Back:
    Mathletics Thursday Following Thursday
    Spelling Book Monday Mini test on Friday

    Remember:

    • To read for at least a minimum of 10 minutes every day and record what you have read in your reading journal. 
    • Practice your times tables and spellings
    • Fill in your reading diaries and have a grown-up check and sign them.

    Spellings for the week will be given out on Monday, referred to during the week in school work and practiced at home, ready for a mini test on Friday.

    Mathletics must be completed each week by Thursday.

    Spelling Shed and TTRockstars will support your child’s learning too.

    P.E

    P.E is on  Mondays & Wednesdays

    • School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt and a change of shoes (either plimsols or black trainers).
    • Girls should bring socks to wear if they have worn tights with their regular uniform that day.
    • PE kits should be in school at all times, apart from at the half term when they will be sent home for a wash.
    • Make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining

    Home Learning Tasks

    Dates of Project Homelearning:

    1. Society: Please research the different active volcanoes that exist now, and any towns that are near them. How many volcanoes can you name?
    2. Science: Please research and list as many different solids, liquids and gases as you can.

    Homework sheet with dates will be coming home very soon!

     

    Spellings for the week will be given out on Monday, referred to during the week in school work and practiced at home, ready for a mini 

    test on Friday.

    Mathletics must be completed each week by Thursday.

    Spelling Shed and TTRockstars will support your child’s learning too.

    Homework sheet with dates will be coming home very soon!

     

  • important dates

Messages from the Staff

Can You Help?

Do you have knowledge or resources about our project?

Could you give some time to come into class to help with reading?

If anyone would like to come into class for a regular session to hear children read, then please let one of us know.

To help develop Green Dragon’s knowledge of Geography, and International Mindedness, each year group will learn about a different country in the world every half term.

We will call the United Kingdom ‘our here country’ and one other will be ‘our there country’.

We will be learning about French schools and how they differ from ours, and how its Geography compares.

If you have any items from or experience of France, please do let us know!

Please do encourage your child to learn about France and then to come in and teach us.

Thank you!

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