Class 3's Topic Page

Spring Term - Topic 1

Our current topic is...

VOLCANOES

As Geographers we will be investigating the following questions:

 

  • What is a volcano?
  • Where are the world's most well-known volcanoes located?
  • What makes a volcano erupt?
  • What are the physical features of a volcano?
  • What are tectonic plates and what is the 'ring of fire'?
  • What is life like in volcanic areas?
  • What are the similarities and differences between a volcanic area and a non-volcanic area?

Reading

Children will be given the opportunity to change their reading books as and when they need to. Please make sure they have their reading books and diaries in their bags everyday, so they can be ready to change their book or be read with. 

Group reading will be carried our as a whole class reading session three times a week. 

We will read a book together in class each term and the children will also get an opportunity to enjoy reading independently in class. 

Our class book is:

The Boy Who Biked the World

by Alastair Humphreys

English

This term our writing will be based on the book 'Jemmy Button' by Jennifer Uman & Valerio Vidali. We will be writing a return narrative and a letter.

Maths

This half term we will be covering multiplication and division and length and perimeter.

To help develop children's fluency in mathematics, we also ask each child to learn Key Instant Recall Facts each half term. We expect children to practise their KIRFs as part of their homework. 

Please work on the KIRFs for Spring 1 which can be found below. 

PE

Our P.E days are Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that children come to school in their P.E kit on these days. This term, the children will be working on their hockey and tennis skills.

 

Homework

Homework is set every Friday and should be completed by the following Monday. This will include:

  • A weekly assignment on spelling shed.
  • A task linked to our current topic in their homework books.

Additonal weekly homework:

  • Completing a nugget on Century Tech from their recommended pathway.
  • Reading at least three times a week.
  • Regular times table practice - at least 20 minutes per week.

Website Links

Children's log in details can be found in their homework books.

Year 3/4 statutory spellings: