Sea Turtles

Meet the Sea Turtles Team

Teacher

Mrs Corina Gamble

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Angela Gartland

Also working with us during the week are:

Mrs. Sarah Crisp (Monday and Tuesday mornings)

Ms. Tina Salvage (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings)

Mrs. Sarah Mizon (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons)


Class Information

Term 2 Learning Journey

"What are we saving for?"

"No-one will protect what they don't care about..."

David Attemborough


Our rich texts for "What are we saving for?" are:

The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

and

Wilderness Wars by Barbara Henderson


We are using ideas from the Netflix documentary "A life on our planet" by David Attemborough as the driver for our learning journey.

The main focus of the learning journey will be knowing and understanding the vast threats our environment is under, and looking at ways to protect it.


We will explore ideas about the threat that the Amazon rainforest is under, but also local environmental issues.

We are learning about local and national geography, including natural and human features.

Through the text "Wilderness Wars", we will learn about ways human activity can impact on the natural enviroment. Through our art activities, we are learning about the way that environmental threats to the smallest creatures' habitats (bees) can threaten on all other environments and ways of life.


For more information about our learning, please read the Knowledge Organiser and Curriculum overview below.



Term 2 Knowledge Organiser

Year 3 Term 2 Knowledge Organiser.pdf

Term 2 Curriculum Overview

Years 3 Term 2 Curriculum Overview.pdf

PE Days

  • Thursday

  • Friday


Please make sure your child wears the following items for each PE session. As a part of our Covid risk assessment, we ask children to wear these all day and not have additional bags, to minimise cloakroom crowing and storage.

  • a yellow t-shirt

  • black shorts and black jogging bottoms or leggings

  • a jumper

  • plimsolls or non marking trainers

Woodland Day

  • Our next woodland day will be Friday 4th December

  • Your child needs to come dressed appropriately for this. It will be an all day session, including lunch. Packed lunch can be ordered from the kitchen if your child would have a school dinner on this day.

Term 1 Learning Journey

Frontiers

"The past is another country: they do things differently there"

LP Hartley


Our rich text for "Frontiers" is "The Secret Kingdom"

by Barb Rosenstock.

We are exploring the dramatic life journey of Nek Chand, Indian outdoors artist, through the dramatic times of the separation of India and Pakistan. His refuge from the trauma of war and separation was to create the incredible Rock Garden of Chandigarh, using using reclaimed materials from the city.

We are making a parallel with our own experiences of lockdown, separation and rebuilding connections.

PE Days

  • Thursday

  • Friday

Woodland Day

  • Wednesday afternoon


Please make sure your child has the following items for each PE session:

  • a yellow t-shirt

  • black shorts and black jogging bottoms or leggings

  • a jumper

  • plimsolls or non marking trainers

Term 1 Knowledge Organiser

Years 3 & 4 Term 1 KO Frontiers.pptx

Term 1 Curriculum Overview

Year 3 CO Term 1 Frontiers.pptx

Homework

Homework is set every Friday on Google Classroom and will be due in the following Thursday. The homework folder can be found under the 'Classwork' tab.

There are two sheets for homework:

  • Reading record - please record what you have read and how often you have read on the Google Doc. We encourage children to read at least five times a week either independently (aloud or in their head) or aloud with an adult.

  • Activities - there will be spellings to learn and timetables to practise. In addition to this, there will be either a RIC (reading) or SPAG task.

  • Mangahigh - Children to login and complete the Manga High task set by your teacher. They should aim to complete the task three times. The children's logins can be found on their Google Classroom under 'Classwork'.

  • Lexia - if your child has a Lexia account, please ensure they are accessing this regularly at home. Their login can be found on their Google Classroom under 'Classwork'.

Please do let the class teacher know if you require a paper copy.

We ask that you send in a photo of the work instead of a paper copy to reduce the number of items coming into school.

Supporting your child at home

We will continuously communicate learning and expectations through the school website and google classroom.

The greatest help to your child's learning is daily reading - both listening to them read, and reading to them to model expression, how to work out new words are important. Equally important is discussing the books they read, so that they develop an understanding of texts.

Maths:

The greatest task through year 3 and 4 is to understand, then memorize all times tables up to 12. Regular practice, including Manga High, Youtube and Maths Frame website songs are very helpful. There are links to these in the useful website tab and on Google Classroom.

Useful links for online learning