Cherry Orchard, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS14 9AN
Growing with Jesus
Homework set - 11.7.17
To be completed for 18.7.17
Please ensure children are reading 10-15 minutes daily.
Spelling rule for this week - Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable.
Please ensure children are finding additional words that follow the same rule, so they are applying the rule to a range of words
forget, forgetting, beginning, beginner, prefer, preferred, garden, gardening, limited, limiting.
The children can learn the spellings through the look, say, cover, write and check method.
Spelling test will be on Wednesdays.
Please complete the time problems sheet in homework books. Please ensure children are showing how they are working out their answers.
Children really need to be practising their times tables daily, by the end of year 3 children are expected to know their 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x tables.
Times table tests will be on Thursdays.
Please read and discuss the Wednesday Word together. You may record a few sentences, prayer or pictures if you wish.
Please ensure that you follow the school presentation rules in the same way that you would in your school books.
For this reason, we have provided a new homework book for this term. Please refer to the homework section of the website for further information.
This term we will be looking at animal poetry and the effective devices poets use. We will be creating our own animal poems, using the ideas and features from poems we will look at.
We will also be focusing on persuasive writing as our non-fiction text and The Witches by Roald Dahl as our fiction text.
Easter - This unit explores the Story of Easter through the Story of Emmaus and the Story of Breakfast at the Shore. It is designed to help the children realise how the Apostles became aware of the presence of the Risen Christ in these events.
The Eucharist is a Thanksgiving to God - In this topic the children are provided with opportunities to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Liturgy of the Eucharist. They will think about why this is such an important celebration in the life and worship of Catholic Christians.
During this summer term we will be focusing on plants, covering the following objectives:
In maths, we have been working very hard understanding how things are measured. We have looked at length, weight and capacity. The children worked together to investigate capacity using non measuring tools, to estimate how much liquid it could contain. The children then tested their estimates using measuring tools to see how far off their volume estimates were.
In RE, we have looked at many parables in the New Testament, to understand how special and understanding Jesus was towards others. We explored the Widow of Nain, looking closely at how much Jesus cared for the happiness of others through his miracles and actions. The children produced a role play, including freeze frames and thought tracking, to understand the thoughts and feelings of Jesus, the Widow and her son.