Class 3 children will have two PE sessions a week. This term indoor PE will take place on a Thursday and outdoor PE will take place on a
Children may take their PE kits home on a Friday which must be returned on Monday.
If your child does not have their PE kit in school they will have to use a spare kit from the PE kit box. They will not be allowed to borrow another child's kit.
If your child does not have a P.E kit in school then a note will be put in their reading diary, if they continue to forget their kit a text message will be sent home.
SPAG and Phonics
The Year 2 children in Class 3 will still receive daily Letters and Sounds sessions with Mrs Moore, Mrs Hunt, Mrs Lockhart, Miss Woodward or Mrs Jones. This will be a continuation of Phase 5 last year and will eventually lead on to Phase 6. In addition to this, the children will also receive a second session each day during the morning in which they will have the opportunity to apply what they have learnt in the morning to their writing. The Year 3's will instead receive daily 'SPAG' lessons (spelling, punctuation and grammar) in order to assist their writing and understanding as a whole. Some Year 3's however will still receive Letters and Sounds sessions in order to fill any relevant gaps.
At the beginning of the term the children will be given a homework grid to complete at home. They will be expected to complete either 3 or 4 pieces of homework (you may complete more) by the last Monday of the half term. If we do not receive your child's homework when it is due in then a message will be put in their reading diary followed by a text message. If the homework is still not in on the Wednesday a letter will be sent home.
Year Three homework grid Spring 1.pdf
Reading records should be in school every day. They are used to send messages home and if you want to send any messages to the school. You are expected to comment on how your child has read at least 3 times a week (remember it doesn't just have to be about a school book) this allows the child a chance to discuss the book; its themes, features and language, all of which are important for your child's comprehension and literacy skills.
Children will be heard reading at least once a week in school which will be noted in their diary. If your child forgets their reading record once they will be reminded to bring this to school the next day, if this continues a text message will be sent and then this will be followed by a phone call and then a letter home.
Spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG) is remains at the forefront of English sessions this school year in Class 3 to ensure that the children are applying different features to their writing in order to improve. Their English will still revolve around a story, however more focus this year will be placed on the SPAG associated with the writing they will be asked to produce. Children will also be encouraged to transfer what they have learnt in their additional SPAG lessons into their writing.
For the first part of this half term, the children will continue with their focus on addition and subtraction before moving onto new topics. The children will then move on to multiplication and division as well as other aspects of the curriculum such as shape and measure.
High Frequency Words Checklist Y2
Year 2 Common Exception Words List
Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words List
www.phonicsplay.co.uk – for games and support materials in phonics.
www.topmarks.co.uk – for games and support materials in maths and literacy.
www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/ - for short educational clips.
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/ - online learning activities and resources for all subjects.
http://www.letters-and-sounds.com – For resources and information about phonics.
Seesaw is an interactive platform where your child will be able to share their work. You will be able to like and comment on your child's work which will add to the great sense of achievement that the children feel when using the app.
As a reward for working hard or displaying good behaviour Class 3 will receive Dojo points. Children will be awarded point both individually and as a table to promote teamwork.
We have introduced a new spelling scheme at Daresbury School called Spell Bee.. Your child will learn a rule and will be expected to apply the rules in their written work. Attached to the website page is a list of spelling for your child's year group that they will learn across the spring term.
How you can help
Above is the breakdown of what the children will be learning about in school, however if you wish to help at home, there are a variety of games, websites and activities you could do.
How to help your child Spring 1.pdf
Practise times tables (2, 3, 5 and 10)
• www.topmarks.co.uk (variety of maths games)
• www.bbcbitesize.co.uk (variety of maths games)
• Play a variety of maths related games such as bingo.
• Whenever there is an opportunity, ask your child to count the objects you are buying etc. and encourage them to count out the correct money/work out how much change you should get.
• When you see 3D or 2D shapes, ask your child to name it.
• Play hide and seek using directional language (I am on your right) etc.
• Encourage your child to identify the day, month, year etc. and ask questions such as 'which day came before today'.
Read a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts and discuss the differences.
• If doing an activity which involves them participating, encourage them to explain to you what they have just done, or write it down as their own personal recount!
• Encourage your child to keep a diary or journal.
• Look at different stories and point out adjectives, capital letters, full stops etc.
• Read a variety of fantasy books with your child
Collect information texts and discuss the features.
• Lots of reading! J
Discuss how to write a letter/let them write their own letter.
Thank you all for your continued support this year!