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Dear Parents and Carers,
It’s hard to believe we are now in the last term of this academic year! The children have been very welcoming towards Mr Whitnell, who has joined Aspen class for a period of transition before Miss Davis begins her maternity leave. We can see this term flying by with all of the exciting things we have coming up, including sports day, ‘Try something new’ day, our class trip to the Kent County Show, as well as the whole school trip to Joss Bay!
We have been making the most of getting outside and utilising the school grounds for learning as much as possible, with Year 3 learning about different types of line out on the field for maths and all the children using the extra space for role play in our Topic lessons.
Our topic this term continues with Ancient Greece and we will now be looking at life in this era and exploring Ancient Greek culture. The children enjoyed learning some popular myths last term, such as Pandora’s Box and Theseus and the Minotaur. I think some of the information they learnt about the ancient Olympics surprised them too!
The children had a brilliant day with Dr Gareth Francis from Working Science last term, his workshop was really interactive and gave the children opportunities to explore using resources we otherwise wouldn’t have in school. We have since been learning all about electricity and the children have now been set a challenge in order to apply this new knowledge.
Maths this term continues with shape, money and statistics. We will continue to apply our knowledge of the four operations and place value throughout our learning in all of these areas through problem solving and reasoning type questions. Practising times table facts and KIRFS (Key Instant Recall Facts) continues to be really important in supporting the work we do in school and we thank you for working with the children on these at home.
Following the children’s wonderful non-fiction writing last term on mammals, we will be looking at non-fiction writing for the start of this term too. This time the children will be producing persuasive writing and making a leaflet to advertise our wonderful school. They will be researching and finding facts and quotes for themselves, then using all of their writing skills and IT skills to produce the final leaflet. The children will then move on to a unit of poetry.
As always, if you would like to speak with a member of the Aspen team, please do not hesitate to book an appointment via the office, catch us at the end of the day or pop a note in your child’s reading record.
The Aspen Team
The Aspen Team consists of:
Miss Davis - class teacher
Mr Whitnell - class teacher
Miss Wallwork- teaching assistant
Mrs Archer - teaching assistant
Creative home learning ASPEN TERM 6
Investigating Electricity! (10 images)
Aspen class had a brilliant time investigating insulators and conductors in our science lesson today.
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