St. Patrick’s Class
Welcome to Saint Patrick’s class page!
Class teacher – Mr Walton
Class TA – Mrs Jenkins
In Saint Patrick’s class we love to make learning fun and the children really enjoy all the different topics we learn about, which then helps to enhance our literacy lessons too.
Our topic, this term, is ‘Let There be Light’! This topic is giving us the opportunity to explore lots of science work linked to how light travels. We have also been looking into simple circuits, which has fostered a keen interest in learning about electricity too. We have been using this topic to write non-fiction, explanation pieces all about the light and shadows – the children have been learning some tricky vocabulary, including: opaque, translucent and transparent when talking about light and shadows in our science learning.
We have enjoyed looking at torches and the circuits that make them work, using practical examples as well as cross-sectional diagrams.
This term we have been building our fitness, strength and agility through learning all about gymnastics. We have been trying to master the gymnastics holds, including: dish, arch, pike, tuck and straddle. The children have found that building our strength has been a key element of gymnastics and through this (combined with our daily mile running) we have been building our fitness and strength.
We continue to push forwards with building on our times tables in year 3 – the children are enjoying Rainbow maths sessions twice a week and also our daily maths challenges after lunch. There has been lots of discussion and improvements in our times tables knowledge and I am really pleased to see lots of work that children are doing at home to help reinforce this further.
- Saint Patrick’s homework will be set on a Friday. The Literacy homework re-enforces work that the children have been doing in class. The maths will also link to the strand of maths we are learning in class and should support the children’s learning. Spellings are also set weekly – to be learnt at home and tested in school on Thursday afternoons.
- All homework needs to be completed and handed back in on the following Wednesday.
- PE will take place on a Tuesday afternoon, please ensure school kit is in school. This includes suitable footwear (plimsoles/trainers – laces only if the children can tie them themselves). This will take place outside most of the time so please ensure that your child has kit suitable for the weather (tracksuit bottoms and hooded top). School PE kit is a house colour top and navy/black shorts (not a skirt).
- Reading at home is so important. We would love all of the children within Saint Patrick’s class to read 5 times per week to an adult outside of school. When the children have read at home please make a note in the children’s diary and number them, 5 reads equals a reading award point!
Year 3 work
Here are some examples of just a small sample of the work we have been producing in Saint Patrick’s class. The children love having their work displayed and we love to celebrate the wonderful work that our children produce.
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