Welcome to St Teresa and St Cyprian classes.
The teachers are Mr Earley, Mrs Crook and Mrs De Souza. Ms Amoa and Mrs Lampard are special needs assistants.
Important information and reminders
Homework will be given out on Fridays and is expected back on Wednesday.
St Teresa will have their spelling test on Mondays.
St Cyprian will have their spelling test on Fridays.
Reading books will be changed weekly and children are expected to read to a grown up everyday. We welcome parents'/carers'comments in the reading record book.
P.E. kits should be brought in on Mondays and left in school until Friday. P.E. is timetabled for Wednesday and Thursday.
All uniform should be labelled with the child's name and class as it is very difficult to trace misplaced uniform.
The children can bring in a healthy snack to eat at morning playtime.
Homework due in on 21st
Our Big Read book this half term is Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, a delightful story of an unusual friendship. The children would develop their skills of identifying themes in stories, discussing words and phrases that capture their imagination, understanding meaning of words in context, drawing inferences of characters' feelings and motives from their actions and predicting what might happen.
The English unit is Stories with Familiar Settings. Work will be based on The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith. The focus in grammar includes sentence structure, direct speech, using powerful adjectives, verbs and adverbs and conjunctions. The text work will cover character and setting descriptions, dialogue, instructions, diary entries and persuasive letters.
Our IPC topic this half term is called ‘Significant People’.
Some people have made such a big difference in the world, that their influence on our lives can still be felt today. From civil rights activists to sports people, from writers to artists, from all backgrounds, countries, races and religions there are people whose ideas or achievements have singled them out from others.
In Year 3, we are going to learn about significant people who have touched our lives in some way.
In History, we’ll be finding out:
In Society, we’ll be finding out:
In Art, we’ll be learning:
In International, we’ll be finding out:
As many people around the world celebrate Divali, Year 3 read the wonderful story of this joyous occasion.
The book ‘Rama and the Demon King’ by Jessica Souhami, describes how the exiled Prince Rama has to rescue his lovely wife Sita from the demon king Ravana. This ancient tale from India has a happy ending and the lights that are lit at Divali celebrate the triumph of good over evil.
Black History Month
We studied the Nigerian fashion designer Lisa Lisa Folawiyo. In English, we wrote non-chronological reports about her life and work. In maths, we looked at her fabric designs and created our own symmetrical patterns based on her work.
In maths, we have been learning to subtract by using a blank number line. We can first count on from the lower number by jumping to the next multiple of ten. From there, we jump to the higher number. To find our answer, we add up our jumps.
Our topic this term is Animals, Including Humans. The children will learn that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat. They will learn that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
Being safe around animals
We were visited by a representative from the Wood Green Animal Shelter. We learned how to read a dog's body language and to understand when a dog is safe to be near. We practised how to greet a dog safely and how to react when approached by a dog without it's owner.