Staverton C.E. Primary School
School Lane, Staverton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire,
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Would Year 3 Survive The Stone Age?
Welcome back and I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas. I was so pleased to see the children and am excited about the term to come. Please read our Curriculum letter for information and please do check on here for photos of our learning. I look forward to adding our Stone Age Day photos-I can't wait to see the outfits.
Last week, we were very lucky to have Robert Hendry visit our class to give us a workshop on the marvellous rocks that we have been studying. He is a very knowledgeable Geologist and very passionate about the wonder of all things sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic! It was such a fun, informative session and the children really enjoyed it as did the adults! Rob suggested a fantastic experiment that we will try out in class before the end of the term. Have a look at the photos. The children were so engaged and were very lucky to handle some of his collection. Rob was also very impressed with the knowledge the children already had!
This term our topic title is 'Are you ready to rock?' which links with our Science and Geography topics about Rocks, Fossils and Soils. Our Wow moment is our trip to Charmouth to be fossil hunters and we are very excited about this!
Our Talk for Writing story is a version of Little Red Riding Hood which includes some up-levelled language features. Our guided reading text this term is Flat Stanley.
In Maths we will continue our mastery of addition and subtraction involving 3 digit numbers and then move on to multiplication and division. The children are very keen Mathematicians and they have thoroughly enjoyed using the Maths Rockx App to help learn their tables through familiar songs.
The children are well into the routines of the class and I am confident this term will be another successful one. We look forward to sharing our learning with you at our Learning Showcase later in the term.
This week we have immersed ourselves in the story of Little Red Riding Hood and begun our Imitation of this story. Take a look at some photos below. Can you guess what part of the story they are acting out?
Next week we will continue to learn the story using our text map, paragraph by paragraph, ensuring to embed the KS2 grammar structure as we go. Spellings and homework will be sent home. Homework will be added on the site also. Additional copies of your child's spellings are available direct from me.
Have a look at the photos of our Charmouth trip below!
What a fantastic term we've all had! From a visit from a Batwoman (Wiltshire Bat Trust) to learning instructions on How to catch the Joker. Whilst getting very absorbed in our Iron Man guided reading text and creating some very effective silhouette art to complement this. A very exciting and engaging term that has started their time in KS2 with a bang! The children are all now very settled and using their Growth Mindset to make advances in their learning, particularly in Maths and we will keep this momentum going. We have been looking at place value of numbers to 1000 and are now adding and subtracting numbers to 1000 using column addition. Thank you for your continued support. Photos will be added soon.